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Ruchee Janardan Patel

Criminal defense Attorney at Memphis, TN

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Ruchee J. Patel, Ruchee Patel

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2011

About Ruchee

Learn Ruchee’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic Citation, Commercial Vehicle, DUI defense work in Memphis, Shelby County, 25th District, Tipton County, Fayette County, and Hardeman County.

    16 years

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Memphis, Shelby County, Germantown, Collierville, Millington, Fayette County, Oakland, Somerville, Hardeman County, Bolivar

    16 years

  3. Family

  4. General practice
    General Practice and Small Claims, experience with school law, real estate closings, probate, orders of protection, mental health, land lord tenant, guardian ad litem, estate planning, contracts, conservatorship, collections, administrative matters, and court appointed matters.

    17 years

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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Ruchee J. Patel - Attorney at Law
202 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38103-2634


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Posted by Blake | April 7, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick and correct legal advice, Thank you Ruchee!
I've known Ruchee for years, but never thought I would need to contact her to come save me, but sure enough I had the moment. Even though I'm usually so guarded, I was being taken by some phone scammers disguising as sheriff's department deputies when I decided there was just too much gray area about the situation and ended the call with them (under threat of arrest) and called Ruchee. She answered immediately and quickly relieved all of my anxiety over the situation explaining that this was a common scam and I had nothing to worry about. She explained how their scam operates, the steps that I can take with my phone to avoid any type of situation like this in the future, and advised of how actual law enforcement does conduct itself and the steps I can take to ensure there was no problem. This was such a relief to me and I was so appreciative of her help. Without a doubt, for any legal needs Ruchee is going to be the person I call.
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Posted by blakefinley94 | February 9, 2015
The most helpful attorney I've ever worked with.
Ruchee was immensely knowledgeable and helpful. She is willing to go above and beyond to help her clients. Within a very brief period of time it is clear to see that she values her clients as people and not just for a paycheck. Highly recommended.
Posted by Dh901 | January 21, 2015
A very honest, smart, professional lawyer...
I'm happy to say that I had a legal question answered by Ruchee J. Patel, with VERY SATISFYING RESULTS. I was very IMPRESSED with the way she handled my request to discuss my legal concern/situation. Ms Patel did a very PROFESSIONAL job explaining things to me in detail, and I would be MORE THAN HAPPY to recommend her Law Firm to anyone needing a professional attorney in TN, who pay attention to DETAIL....and very pleasant to speak with in the process .... "YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS... with attorney Ruchee J. Patel. Due to my previous experience with other lawyers I had some doubts.....BUT THOSE DOUBTS WERE PROMPTLY REMOVED.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2014
Making the difficult process of divorce more bearable...
I had spoken to another attorney at length about filing for divorce. I just felt unsure about the whole process. After one meeting with Ruchee, I had gotten far more information and felt like I knew exactly what I would be facing. She is extremely knowledgeable and has been helpful and kept me informed through the entire process.
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Posted by Susan | January 27, 2014
My Friend, the attorney
Ruchee is always available for legal questions. If she is not experienced in the specific area, she will refer you to a colleague who can help you. She is fair in her pricing structure & works hard to satisfy her clients. In fact, I don't think of her a my friendly attorney, but as my friend who happens to be an attorney!
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2014
Dependable Lawyer
Ruchee J. Patel has provided her expertise for 3 traffic citations for my family. She is always dependable and is honest with you about what your options are. She always keeps me informed of the status of our citations and provides advice. She is flexible to work with and follows-up on her correspondence in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Ruchee J. Patel.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2014
Great Service
Ms. Patel handled several tickets for me, resolving all them quickly and independently. She saved me from wasting my time dealing with them. I would absolutely recommend her for taking care of any criminal or traffic citations.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2013
Thanks for my clean driving record!
Ruchee always does a great job keeping my driving record clean. She takes care of going to my court date and defending me, and I don't have to worry about missing work or unnecessary speeding tickets on my record.
Posted by Rick | May 13, 2013
The Height of Integrity and Professionalism
Ruchee informed me of my rights and the possible outcomes of my case. She responded to me in excellent timing. She made sure I had all of the proper documentation and fulfilled her portion of our agreement with integrity and professionalism. I have friends who have hired her and she has exceeded expectation with us all!
Posted by Katie | May 30, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Ruchee was very helpful and knowledgeable in resolving my speeding ticket. She let me know what I needed to do and kept me informed. It made handling the situation easy and stressfree!
Posted by Jose R Martinez | April 23, 2012
Speeding Ticket
Ruchee Patel was excellent in assisting me with my speeding ticket. It was easily settled and very efficiently. No hassles or second guessing with her words.
Posted by Chris | April 18, 2012
Ruchee Is The Best!
Ruchee Patel is absolutely my favorite lawyer in Memphis! She's so bright, helpful, professional, and generous with her time and expertise! What a wonderful rising star in the world of Memphis attorneys. I'd recommend her (and will) to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2012
Great job by a go getter!
Ruchee was very helpful, kept me up to date on progress and bottom line: she gets the job done. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2012
Quick, helpful, intelligent, friendly!
I used her services to help with a contract issue. I had no idea what I was doing and she made it so easy. She was very responsive to my emails, and I trust that the advice she gave me was the best for the situation. She was wonderful; I would definitely recommend her!
Posted by Jay | October 10, 2011
Traffic ticket
Ruchee Patel did an outstanding job communcating with me and had my ticket dismissed with no court costs. I would definetly use her again. (although I hope I will not need her services again)
Posted by mo | July 28, 2011
Good results with my speeding ticket!
I recommend contacting Ms. Patel for traffic tickets. She can handle your case without you needing to appear in court, and does a thorough job in all aspects.
Posted by Robert | July 15, 2011
Fixed my ticket
My wife and I have both had tickets over the past two years. Each time Ruchee was able to quickly resolve them. She saved us both a lot of time standing down at 201 Poplar.
Posted by Nick | June 25, 2011
Outstanding defense!
Ruchee saved me time and money! If you get a ticket in Shelby County, she's the one to hire. I have dealt with going to 201 Poplar for a previous ticket and her fee was worth every penny this time. She saved me from having to miss multiple days of work and actually saved me more money than if I had just paid the ticket outright. I would have never thought to hire an attorney to fight a speeding ticket, but thanks to Ruchee, I will never fight one on my own again!!!! Very prompt and communicates through the whole process.
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Posted by Cathy | June 24, 2011
Excellent attorney,thumbs up to her!!!
I called Ms. Patel in dire panic as a situation had evolved that needed a quick response. She was more than willing and ready to help with a couple hours to prepare.I have NEVER met or been represented in such a fast kindly manner as I was by Ms Patel. She is one awsome Attorney working for the people,I would def. hire her again and will refer her to anyone needing legal assistance.Thank You Ms Patel for ALL you did,you will never know how much it meant to me.
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Posted by Stephanie | June 20, 2011
Very helpful!
Ms. Patel was very helpful when I received a ticket and traffic court date. She communicated exactly what I needed to know in order to have the case resolved. I was at ease throughout the entire process.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2011.

Probation issued in TN, 2011
updated on 01/21/2014

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.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ruchee J. Patel Attorney at Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ferrell Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2008


  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • State v. Wayne Sanders
  • Aggravated Robbery reduced to jury verdict Aggravated Assault
  • State v. Ladell Walker
  • Felony Class C Aggravated Assault reduced at trial to Misdemeanor Assault
  • State of Tennessee V. Corey Fields
  • Nolle Prosequi
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  • Fogelman YMCA
  • Advisory Board
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Sigma Kappa Sorority, Memphis Alumnae Chapter
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Memphis Lawyers for the Arts
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Forum Graduate
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Fogelman YMCA
  • 2013
  • Trial College Graduate
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (26)
Endorse Ruchee
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am an attorney in East Tennessee and needed some assistance for a client in Memphis. I contacted Ms Patel and she instantly began assisting my client and I. She was direct, knowledgeable, and professional. She saved my client unnecessary fees and provided honest advice. I was beyond impressed!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ruchee really cares about her clients and getting them the best outcomes. She is very knowledgeable and I fully endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you want a dedicated attorney that will work hard for the best results in your case Ms. Patel is a good choice"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Patel. She is a skilled criminal attorney who fights for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a well liked, professional and well respected attorney. Ms. Patel is diligent in her cases while zealously representing her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ruchee is well prepared on the law"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Attorney Patel's approach to her profession and her willingness to share her depth and breadth of knowledge on Avvo that she is a dedicated and zealous advocate for the rights of others. Potential clients in Tennessee would be well served in consulting with Ms. Patel and considering hiring her to represent them. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Patel is an outstanding attorney and a strong zealous advocate for her clients. She is honest, ethical and affective. Attorney Patel is a credit to the legal community and an incredible attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this Attorney. Ms. Patel puts forth 100% plus in her representation of her Clients and has quickly build an excellent reputation in the Criminal Courts of Shelby County. Ms. Patel is an excellent Attorney that always appears well prepared, courteous and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work as she is well known and well-respected within the Memphis criminal defense community, especially down at 201 Poplar. I send many of my criminal defense calls and client matters her way as she is competent and affordable."
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Memphis Criminal defense Lawyer Ruchee Janardan Patel
Ruchee Janardan Patel
Criminal defense Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 16 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2011. See details