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About Me

I am a Sole Practitioner Attorney in Memphis, TN licensed to practice in Tennessee. I regularly practice in all Shelby County and 25th District State Courts. My Office is in Downtown Memphis. I'm usually available for client meetings on weekdays after 2pm and on the weekends by appointment.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    8 years
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 25%
    8 years
  3. Family: 20%
  4. General Practice: 5%
    9 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • A. Sais Phillips Finney

    Ruchee really cares about her clients and getting them the best outcomes. She is very knowledgeable and I fully endorse her.


    A. Sais Phillips Finney Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eugene L. Belenitsky

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Eugene Belenitsky Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ruchee J. Patel - Attorney at Law

One Commerce Square
Suite 1540
Memphis, TN, 38103-2634



Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Probation
    issued in TN, 2011


    Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Ruchee’s comment: “Probation successfully completed.”

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leadership Forum GraduateMemphis Bar Association2013
Volunteer of the YearFogelman YMCA2013
Trial College GraduateTennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyRuchee J. Patel Attorney at Law2008 - Present
AttorneyFerrell Law Firm2007 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fogelman YMCAAdvisory Board2012 - Present
Memphis Lawyers for the ArtsBoard of Directors2008 - 2010
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Memphis Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Sigma Kappa Sorority, Memphis Alumnae ChapterMember2000 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Clyde Chalmers v. State of TennesseeGuilty Plea Set Aside
State of Tennessee v. Mary VaughtNolle Prossequi
State of Tennessee v. Mario JonesNolle Prosequi
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)MarketingBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
YLD CLE201 101: The Basics of Criminal Practice in Shelby County2014