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Dilipkumar Patel

also known as Dilip Patel

About me

Dilip Patel, founder of the Dilip Patel Law Firm has now joined Shutts & Bowen LLP. He has extensive international experience in both business and immigration law. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review. Dilip is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America for immigration law. In addition to 20 plus years in Florida, Dilip had 7 years legal experience in London England. He qualified as a Solicitor in England in 1983.

Shutts & Bowen is a Florida-based law firm with more than 225 attorneys in six offices in the State of Florida and one office in Europe. From the time of our inception, we have dedicated ourselves to providing first-rate legal services, new and innovative approaches to problem solving, and the highest degree of professionalism and community service.

Shutts & Bowen values its relationships with business and individual clients, as well as the relationships formed over the years with referring national and international law firms and companies.

Shutts & Bowen’s attorneys work in an environment where people are recognized for their value as individuals, giving attorneys the autonomy and freedom to develop a practice that allows them to best serve their clients.

At Shutts & Bowen, we are committed to offering sophisticated legal services efficiently and responsively.


Languages spoken: Gujarati

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    26 years

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Contact info

Shutts & Bowen, LLP

4301 W. Boy Scout Blvd.
Suite 300
Tampa, FL, 33607

Dilip Patel at Shutts & Bowen LLP

Immigration Attorney
Clearwater, FL, 33767

Dilip Patel at Shutts & Bowen LLP

Immigration Attorney
Pinellas and Hillsborough
Tampa, FL, 33601



FLMember in Good Standing199001/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America- Immigraiton LawBest Lawyers in America2008
AV (Highest) RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Best Lawyers in America - Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2007
Best Lawyers in America - Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2006
Board Certification in Immigration LawThe Florida Bar1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShutts & Bowen, LLP2011 - Present
PrincipalDilip Patel Law Firm2002 - 2011
General CounselIMRGlobal Corp (CGI Group Inc.)1996 - 2002
Associate AttorneyFowler White Boggs Banker1990 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Florida BarCommittee:Certification in Immigration and Nationality Law2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember Board of Governors2006 - 2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association, (Central Florida Chapter)Chair2006 - 2008
The Indo-US Chamber of CommerceDirector (Chair 2006)2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, (Central Florida Chapter)Member (various Board Positions)1990 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
AILA, I 1995-96 Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook 175 (R. Murphy, e.d.)Change of Nonimmigrant Status1995
AILA, Future Shock: In the New Era 74 (March 1995)Update on Adjustment of Status Implementation1995
AILA Central Florida Chapter, Proof of Facts For Business Related Visas 74 (R. Carrion, e.d.) (October 1994)H-lB Specialty Occupation Workers1994
AILA, II 1994-95 Immigration Nationality Law Handbook 1 (R. Murphy, e.d.)Dual Representation: Employers, Employees and Ethics1994
AILA, II 1993-94 Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook 1 (R. Murphy, e.d.Ethical Issues Related to Advertising by Immigration Attorneys1993
AILA, II 1992-93 Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook 1 (R. Murphy, e.d.)Alien Investors: An Analysis of the Immigration Lawyer's Role Under the Ethics Codes1992
AILA, Representing Professionals Before the Department of Labor 235 (S. Clark, e.d.)Ethical Issues Related to Labor Certification Under the Special Handling ProvisionsN/A
Lawyer Magazine - HCBAImmigration and Foreign InvestorsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
London School of Economics and Political ScienceN/ALL.B - Bachelor of LawsN/A