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Shalini A. Patel

Workers compensation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Shalini

Learn Shalini’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    70%
    Representing injured workers in order to obtain and maintain medical care and disability benefits as a result of a work accident.

    16 years, 200 cases

  2. Education
    20%
    Representing certified educators and school employees in dismissal & discipline hearings as well as in proactive civil rights lawsuits.

    24 years, 200 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    10%
    Representing individuals with employment contracts, non-compete agreements, severance packages, & employment discrimination matters.

    24 years, 60 cases

I have practiced law for almost 20 years although it does not seem that long.  I have chosen my practice areas in indigent criminal defense, education law, and now workers' compensation because all have allowed me to work for an individual.  I enjoy the connection with a live person for whom I can advocate.  I like to get to know the person I respresent.  My clients are more than mere case numbers.  I am more effective if I can empathize with and understand the individuals for whom I argue.  

 

Becoming a lawyer was never the ultimate goal.  It has always been a means to an end. It is a way in which I can use my expertise to help people maneuver their way through an otherwise confusing and complicated legal system in order to invoke rights or request redress.

 

I spend my spare time with my husband and two energetic sons.  We enjoy travelling the world together and exploring new places, but in many ways, every day is an adventure.  There are very few dull moments in my life, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Location

Clements & Sweet LLP
1355 Peachtree St., Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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Posted by Zelda | November 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Dedicated Attorney
Its not easy finding the right words that explains the integrity of Mrs. Shalini Patel. This is my second time round with Mrs. Patel. She is the most helpful person I have ever dealt within any situation. She's a fighter for her clients, she shows compassion and she works hard. She also have a very supportive assistant. I hope that I won't need a to hire another attorney but if I do I will definitely pursue Mrs. Patel. She's highly recommended because she makes it happen!
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Posted by Rob | January 14, 2015
The best attorney I have ever experienced!
Miss Patel I is one of the most thorough attorneys I have ever come across. She makes her clients feel at ease & comfortable with her representing them.
Posted by Jemetria | December 18, 2014
A great attorney who genuinely cares
I have had the pleasure to work with Ms. Patel for several years. She is very professional, intelligent, and honest. She genuinely cares about her clients and can personally relate to many situations. Ms. Patel is very personable; she makes her clients feel comfortable while developing a high level of respect and trust. She communicates well and that’s what clients like. Ms. Patel works tirelessly to get satisfactory results for all clients. Ms. Patel is very knowledgeable and always well-prepared to fight for what’s in the best interest of her client. I highly recommend Ms. Patel.
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Posted by Carol | December 15, 2014
I Recommend This WC Attorney!
I highly recommend Shalini Patel. She is my attorney for a case that is still active. I have found Ms. Patel to be client-centered, professional and ethical. She's intelligent, as well as personable. In addition, she's responsive, direct and clear. In short, she has the unique combination of what I wanted when I was in need of a good attorney. No matter the final outcome of my case, I believe she has been an excellent attorney for me. She's advocated for me and stayed on top of my case. I'm very pleased to write this review and to recommend her services to others.
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Posted by Matthew | December 14, 2014
Ms. Patel is wonderfully skilled, smart, and honest.
I have watched Ms. Patel practice law since the mid-1990's. Without fail, she works exceptionally hard to care for her clients. She works creatively and endlessly to walk each client through his or her case. I have seen Ms. Patel try cases and negotiate cases against large corporations and government agencies. She is brilliant and finds success, in one way or another, for each of her clients. Judges and other lawyers have a high level of respect for her work, but, just as importantly, so do her clients.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-25%
  • Retainer Sometimes

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Clements & Sweet, LLP
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Kramer & Thomas/Patel, LLC
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Pamela Tremayne
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Staff Attorney
  • Fulton County Public De
  • 1995 - 1999
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Michigan
  • BA
  • 1992

Associations

  • Raksha
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shalini is an expert in worker's compensation and education law and is my go-to resource for any questions regarding those areas of law. I have referred many clients to Shalini over the years. Without fail, every one of those clients have been extremely happy with Shalini as their attorney. I highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her thoughtfulness, her preparation and high quality representation. Shalini is a fantastic lawyer who will work unbelievably hard for every one of her clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Shalini for several years and can attest to her dedication to every one of her clients. Shalini is an amazing advocate. She works tirelessly to make sure her clients get the results they deserve and does so with honesty, integrity, and brilliance. I endorse her."
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Atlanta Workers compensation Lawyer Shalini A. Patel
Shalini A. Patel
Workers compensation Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 28 years