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Nihar Manhar Patel

Personal injury Attorney at Greenville, SC

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Nihar

Learn Nihar’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    55%
    traumatic injuries

    18 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    criminal defense,. Public Defender for 6 years and prior President of the Greenville County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    18 years

  3. Car accident
    10%

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

Mr. Nihar Patel graduated from the College of Charleston in 2002, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. Nihar earned a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, in 2005. While in law school, Nihar participated in a study abroad in which he attended Monash University Law Chambers in Melbourne, Australia and the University Of Canterbury School Of Law in Christchurch, New Zealand. Nihar first met Monty Desai when the two were enrolled at Thomas M. Cooley, and the two realized they each shared a client-centered philosophy of practicing law.

Nihar went to work for the Greenville County Public Defender’s Office following law school, gaining invaluable experience handling cases ranging from low-level misdemeanors to high-profile murders.

He is a member of the Greenville and South Carolina Bars; is past president of the Greenville Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (GACDL); a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ); was named among Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013; the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in South Carolina; and is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Nihar and his wife Olivia have a young son named Jag and an Alaskan malamute named Juneau. In his spare time, he loves watching Gamecock sports, listening to live music, and spending time outdoors.

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Location

The Carolina Law Group
910 E Washington St
Greenville, SC, 29601-3127
The Carolina Law Group
210 W. Poinsett St
Greer, SC, 29650
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7612 Asheville Hwy
Spartanburg, SC, 29303
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824 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC, 29169
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Posted by Julie | April 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Competent and knowledgable
He got my son completely off a weapons felony charge (Pointing & Presenting). (He shot a round in the air in fear from 3 men). He also worked a miracle for me with the same charge. He was able to get me a chance to plead Alford- which is a rare plea. Monte Desai (ex-prosecutor) hired him because of how hard he saw him work on behalf of clients. Julie R.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Carolina Law Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Greenville County Public Defenders Office
  • 2005 - 2011

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
  • 2005

Associations

  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Greenville County Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Greenville Business Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Greenville Business Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Greenville Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Greenville Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Greenville Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nihar is a sharp lawyer who works hard for his clients. He has great people skills in communicating which works well to his client's advantage."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nihar is a great guy. He loves mixing it up in court and is a tireless advocate for his clients. He's a top shelf lawyer."
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Greenville Personal injury Lawyer Nihar Manhar Patel
Nihar Manhar Patel
Personal injury Attorney
Greenville, SC
Licensed for 18 years