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Surendran K. Pattel

Family Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   15 reviews

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About Surendran

Learn Surendran’s areas of practice.

Trusted advice.
Better solutions.
These are the promises of the PKS Law Firm and its founder, Surendran K. Pattel. Mr. Pattel promises to do everything in his power to make the law accessible and responsive to you and your needs.

Mr. Pattel, attorney and counselor at law, understands that the American system of law and justice can seem both confusing and intimidating. Whether you find yourself involved in a civil dispute, a family crisis or a criminal case; whether you are preparing a lease or a will; whether you are dealing with child-custody issues or an immigration/citizenship matter, we are ready to assist you.

Educated in India and the United States, Mr. Pattel has an international worldview, as well as practical, everyday courtroom experience in both countries. Mr. Pattel is licensed in the state of Texas, in the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Texas), and in his native India. In addition, he is a certified mediator. While Mr. Pattel is a hands-in attorney who deals personally with every PKS client and issue, he also maintains a network of trusted colleagues in the United States and elsewhere who can provide assistance and consultation as needed.

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Licensed for 13 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Surendran

PKS Law Firm, PLLC
Two Arena Place
7324 Southwest Freeway, Suite 535
Houston, TX, 77074-2169

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Unni | August 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expertise, Dependability and Very Supportive.
Very dependable, Compassionate attorney in Houston, Fort Bend County. Always there for the me, and answer our calls. Very Supportive, and ability to endure difficult circumstances. So there for I highly recommend Mr. Surendran Pattel.
Posted by Andrew | March 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great with Personal Injury!
As someone who had never dealt with the legal system and its proceedings, I didn't have the slightest idea on what to do to begin a case. Through my workings with Mr. Pattel, I was able to see that he is very knowledgeable of the work that he does, fast and hardworking, and truly cares for his clients. He doesn't just look for and succeed with the best possible outcome for you, he is truly there to assist you and answer as many questions as he can.
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Posted by Parul | January 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great probate lawyer
I have hired Mr. Surendrna to handle our legal issue. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Surendran. He is very kind and compassionate. He worked with me very patiently and was very supportive about our situation. His office was very warm and welcoming and he helped us to resolve our case in the minimum possible time , and was overall great. I’m really thankful for him. I highly recommend working with him.
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Posted by L Jay | January 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly wonderful and compassionate representation
Mr. Patel created a very safe a comfortable environment. Dealing with legal issues with family is never an easy process. We felt, not only supported, but heard when it came to our needs and concerns. He was dedicated, detailed, and expedient. It is hard to find representation that makes you feel as if you truly matter and are not views as income or a cause. In a time with so much at stake, it was amazing to not have to be concerned about representation. Such and incredible relief.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate
He helped us to prepare a deed.He is very knowledgeable and very helpful.He was awesome to work with.
Posted by Michael | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Good communication, always answers his phone, never too busy for you. Had my back all the way through and willing to do what it takes to win your case. Overall good guy, highly recommend.
Posted by Rejent Roy | November 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review for my attorney
He was an excellent attorney that helps me a lot for my divorce case smoothly. And I don’t have to worried about for anything. He was excellent and
Posted by Reshma | November 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Better advices and good case management in proper and systematic manner. Doing things in timely manner
Posted by Vinod | September 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience..
I had a great experience with Surendran Pattel. He helped me to solve a civil litigation. He is very knowledgeable and trustworthy person. I would definitely recommend him
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
We worked with Mr. Patel to obtain a refund from our event planner after the event had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Our event planner refused to refund us, even for the services not rendered. He was extremely flexible in working with our schedules and always available to answer questions/concerns (even after business hours). With his guidance, we were able to get majority of the money we had requested to be refunded.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Our lawyer (Surendran K Pattel) helped us recover money from a planning service that refused to refund us for services they did not provide. It was a long and difficult process that we would not have been able to get thru without his expert guidance and counseling! We ended up settling to get much more than the opposing party was willing to give us initially.
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Posted by Athul | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate
I have hired Attorney Surendran K pattel with matters regarding Deed documents for my property. I did have an awesome experience with Mr. Pattel,as his receptive and professional approach, patience and very reasonable billing for the services. Moreover, his extensive experience, and knowledge regarding the matter led to successful completion of the job with in the time frame to my fullest expectation. THANK YOU SO MUCH ! Mr. Surendran K Pattel .
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Posted by Velia | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Service
He facilitated the writing of my will, power of attorney, medical directive. His expertise pointed out areas that needed to be addressed that I was not aware of. Knowing I was concerned about leaving the house because of the pandemic, he graciously came to my house to complete the paperwork. And all for a very reasonable fee. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Richard | September 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expertise, Dependability and Results
I have retained Mr. Pattel for the past four years to deal with my Texas affairs, ranging from estate-planning to real-estate issues. I am impressed by both his expertise and his efficiency.
Posted by Robin | November 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good attorney
Helpful, friendly, dependable, honest knows the job shall recommend to my friends and colleagues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • PKS Lawfirm PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Solo Practioner
  • 2009 - 2017

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Master of Laws
  • 2011
  • University of Calicut
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1995
  • University of Calicut
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • NO. 1154511
  • Settled for return of money

Associations

  • Texas Bar College
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Exchange Club of Sugarland
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Family Bar of Fort Bend
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Malayalee Association fo Greater Houston
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Malayalam
  • Hindi

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Texas
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Certification Basic Mediation Training
  • ADRMediator, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Certification of Family Law Mediation Training
  • ADRMediator, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Attorney ad litem
  • State Bar of Texas CLE
  • 2020
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Publications

  • Malayalee Association of Greater Houston Souvenir
  • The Importance of Wills and Trusts
  • 2021
  • Voice of Asia
  • International Business and FCPA Compliance
  • 2018
  • Voice of Asia
  • International Property in Divorce Proceeding
  • 2017
  • Voice of Asia
  • Triple Net Lease: Things You Need to Know
  • 2017
  • Voice of Asia
  • EB-5 Visa A Great But Costly Option
  • 2017
  • Voice of Asia
  • Divorce and Property Division in Texas
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • International Law Workshop
  • International Law
  • 2012
  • 7th Cornell Law School Inter-University Graduate Conference
  • International Criminal Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Surendran is a highly regarded attorney who handles both litigation and transactional or business matters with vigorous advocacy for his clients. The judges in the Houston area know him and admire his legal knowledge and the professional way he represents his clients. I will continue to work with him and am honored to do so. Please call him if you have a legal question."
Real estate Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Mr. Pattel. Excellent practitioner and high ethics. You can’t go wrong if he is your lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very professional, and cares for his clients. His experience is great, and he provides clients with ample communication."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is with much enthusiasm that I endorse Attorney Surendran K. Pattel. I have had the pleasure of knowing him for several years. I have observed his legal skills to be of excellent caliber. Specifically, his analytical skills while applying the prevailing law and precedence to sets of facts presented by clients. As his peer, I find myself approaching him for advice about my work. I have referred cases to him in the past and shall continue to do so."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Surendran is a thoughtful and thorough lawyer. He is very good at problem solving. He is also a passionate advocate for his clients."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Houston Family Lawyer Surendran K. Pattel
Surendran K. Pattel
Family Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 13 years
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