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Baku N. Patel

Personal injury Attorney at Urbana, IL

4.0   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 26 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 29 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1998
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1994
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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Have you been indicted with charges of criminal activity? If you have, you need to take immediate action and seek out the help and support of a competent, experienced, and aggressive lawyer. While you may agree, you may be clueless as to where you should even begin the search for the right attorney. Who can you trust at this pivotal time to provide you with the help and support you so critically need? Come to Patel Law today and secure the support of Attorney Baku N. Patel. He is a criminal defense lawyer in Champaign who has dealt with all kinds of criminal cases and is well equipped to support you today. He completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University, where he received degrees in both Political Science and Economics. From there, he went on to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Capital Litigation Trial Bar. He previously served as a JAG officer and a military prosecutor. He served in the Vermilion County State’s Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor and in Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office as Senior Prosecutor. He has been admitted to the Central and Northern Districts of the U.S. District of the District of Illinois, as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois. He also has been certified panel member of the Federal District Court. Attorney Patel understands the difficulties and hardships you are experiencing at this time, and he is well equipped to take on your case and support you at this time. With so much on the line for your future, you should not wait any longer to seek out the support your case requires. Contact the law firm today.

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Patel Thompson, LLC
108 West University Avenue
Urbana, IL, 61801
Patel Law, PC
401 North Vermilion Street
Danville, IL, 61832
Patel Law, P.C.
140 S Water St
Suite A
Decatur, IL, 62523
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Posted by Victoria Gist | April 15, 2023
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Highly trusted
After I had an accident, I was looking for a good lawyer, and After some searching, I quickly realized that finding a good lawyer is a big deal. And it turned out to be very difficult to find a good lawyer in my city. I received a letter in the mail from Baku Petel and called the number. From the first words, I felt that I could trust the professionals who extended a helping hand to me. All my calls were responding all the time, all my questions were answered. There wasn't a single day to make me doubt. It took a little over a year for my lawyer to settle all the issues. But we followed a predetermined plan, and all the deadlines were agreed and explained. So it was easy for me to wait and understand what was going on. I received my check and I am very happy, I am lucky that we have such a professional team as Baku nearby.
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Posted by Justin | April 8, 2021
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Saved my life
The best attoerney you could ever get especially in Illinois if you have a case you can beat please call Patel he will help you to best of his ability. Worth every penny 5 stars thank you so much Mr. Patel
Posted by Crystal | August 3, 2019
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Efficient and Helpful
My little brother in college had a mental break and ended up with 5 charges including the state wanting to take his car. Mr. Patel was very efficient, answering calls and sending emails, whenever requested. Understand that you have to research and ask questions yourself to know what kind of service you want. I would email him and his assistant day and night and have no issues with returning calls or emails. You do pay upfront but that’s the point here, you are paying for a service and this is how attorney fees work when you are dealing with a true professional. My brother ended up getting not guilty by reason of insanity after almost a year of Mr. Patel working with the states attorney and listening to our concerns as a family and fighting until the decision. I am truly grateful and thankful we hired him and would recommend to anyone who feels helpless in the court system.
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Posted by Brian J Chamberlain | October 28, 2018
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Highly recommend his expertise
Mr. Patel took my case immediatley after hearing of the injustices. He fought tenaciously against the 4 class x felonies totaling a possible 240 years. He knew I was innocent and exposed the corruption of the truth and the lying by state officials. He more than won the case and corrected a wrong, he guided and supported us throughout the process. Before hiring any one else, Patel should be consulted. If you feel like no one else is listening, or it is a complicated or dangerouse case to fight or if you need civil litigation and help understanding the complicated process that is the legal-justice system, Patel in Urbana Illinois is the team to go to.
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Posted by Brittany | October 26, 2018
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Highly recommend
Mr. Patel did an amazing job defending my fiance against heinous false accusations. He saved my family. He is definitely the man you want in your corner!
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2016
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Handled Injury Case
After breaking by back in multiple places in an accident, he handled everything so I could focus on physical therapy and recovering. The staff was very helpful, i was treated like an actually human not a paycheck. Answered every time i called and i always left with the full explanation of my question(s) answered. (Never felt like i had a dumb question either.) When entering the building you will be greeted with a friendly hello or how are you holding up today? I highly recommend him. Professional and friendly, stop looking hes your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2016
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Jury trial
Mr. Patel did a great job in my case. He defended the best he possible could until the end and I was found not not guilty. He is a very nice and personable guy that cared a lot about me and helping me out. He is an excellent lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone. One of the other things I like a about him is that he is a no bullshit kinda person that told me the good and the bad every step of the way.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2016
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Personal review
Patel was truly a blessing when I came to him I thought for sure my record would of been ruined but he was smart and he knew what to do. One of the best attorneys around in my opinion and I hope I never have to use his services again but in case I do he will be my number one choice
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2016
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Great DUI Lawyer
I went to Mr. Patel's office after I was charged with a DUI. Although I didn't speak to Baku Patel, I was assigned to another lawyer, Steve Sarm. Steve was excellent in communicating the details of my case, made sure I understood the process and was available to answer any questions that I had. I met with him several times to prepare for my case and during my court appearances and discussions with the Judge, Steve did a great job in fighting for the best outcome that I could have hoped for. I would absolutely recommend Steve for a DUI case.
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Posted by Dason | January 15, 2016
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He did his job
Great job! Patel was an excellent lawyer, he stayed committed to the case. When the case started to feel like it was not going to go in our favor, Patel stepped up to the plate and did his job. He was very professional and showed concern. I would recommend Patel to anyone who needs legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2015
Proficient Lawyer
I hired Patel to take on my case. Out of all the choices of lawyers in town he seemed to be the only one fit to take on the case. I was a felon who was accused of being in possession of a firearm. Patel was efficient and straight to the point; he was always available when we had questions. The case boiled down to hearsay. We ended up taking the case to trial and in three days with a decision from a jury all charges were dropped. Patel and his team are professionals and handle this case very well. I would recommend him without thinking twice.
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Posted by James | February 27, 2015
GREAT Lawyer
Mr. Patel handled my criminal case. He was very attentive to my case and my needs. In the end we requested trial and the charges were dismissed.
Posted by James | February 27, 2015
GREAT Lawyer
Mr. Patel was extremely attentive to my case. His office always got back in touch with me when I called or had questions. I hope I never need a criminal attorney again, but if I do he's the one I am going to get.
Posted by Michael | December 11, 2014
Awesome trial lawyer
Baku has represented me on two different occassions for two different cases. One thing is he was straight with me about my chances. Some people don't like to hear that the evidence is against them, but I appreciate that he pushed me in the right direction so that I didn't make a stupid mistake. In the other case, we went to trial and won. I don't really care who comes to a pre trail as long as this guy does the trial.
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Posted by Jason | April 28, 2014
He gets the job done!
Mr. Patel represented me in a very difficult case going above and beyond what any other attorney would have done. I put my life in his hands and he gathered the evidence and used his experience and expertise to eloquently present the complex case to the jury; with "Not Guilty" results. I have highly recommended him to others and will continue to do so
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2014
Criminal Defense
I hired Mr. Patel and his firm to represent my son who was arrested and accused of a very serious felony. He and his team did an outstanding job communicating with my wife and I throughout the process with extremely favorable outcome. I have since then recommended many people to his office.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2015
The Wrost choice!!....BAD LAWYER!!!!
This guy is a total phony!! I hired him and paid him a huge sum of money.He talked a big game but in the end he forced me to take deal. Totally incompetent. He sucks so bad. Please do not put you're life in this man's hands.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2014
Useless, hands off, does little work
Patel, defended a family member in a drug case and while his claims of his greatness seem to good to be true..THEY ARE. He rarely comes to court, his office does not keep you informed of changes in court dates, or changes in the State's prosecution. The lawyers he sends in his place are fly by night, and once Patel is paid, he is done seeing you. His lackeys see you and do nothing. Also, Patel does not give you copies of the evidence against you. You can meet with his lackey and look at it, but you can't have copies.
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Posted by Terrell | May 5, 2014
Waste of time and money.
He isn't trustworthy at all. I hired him a year into my felony case. He made promise after promise. After he was paid upfront his only concerns were that i take a plea deal and me putting money in a trust he would set up. He fast talks you and tries to force you to take a deal that isn't in your favor. He also becomes to busy and sends other lawyers to answer your questions.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2014
It is all about money for this attorney
No recommend this attorney to anyone. This man talks about money all the time. He said that he would charge you a lump sum to defend you of a misdemeanor charge and then start sending you bills with additional charges and forcing you to make a plea deal for him no to waste time going to court. I fired him because he is a terrible attorney. I rated him 1 star because there was nothing less than that.
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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Bachelor Degree in Economics
  • 1991
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Bachelor Degree in Political Science
  • 1991


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Trial Attorney
  • N/A
  • Capital Litigation Trial Bar
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rank of Lieutenant Commander
  • U.S. Navy
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Urbana Personal injury Lawyer Baku N. Patel
Baku N. Patel
Personal injury Attorney
Urbana, IL
Licensed for 29 years