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Dilipkumar Patel

also known as Dilip Patel

About me

Dilip Patel 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.



Languages spoken: Gujarati

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    26 years

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Contact info

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

401 E Jackson Street
Suite 2400
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing199006/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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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
AttorneyBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney2016 - Present
PartnerShutts & Bowen, LLP2011 - 2016
PrincipalDilip Patel Law Firm2002 - 2011
General CounselIMRGlobal Corp (CGI Group Inc.)1996 - 2002
Associate AttorneyFowler White Boggs Banker1990 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Indo-US Chamber of CommerceDirector (Chair 2006)2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, (Central Florida Chapter)Member (various Board Positions)1990 - Present
The Florida BarBoard Certification Comm. (Immigration)(Chair 2009-2010)2007 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember Board of Governors2006 - 2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association, (Central Florida Chapter)Chair2006 - 2008
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 ScienceLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1980