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Kratu Patel is a skilled trial attorney, negotiator and counselor. He honed his skills while working as a Deputy Public Defender for seven years. Over the years his practice took him around the state of California and most recently all over Los Angeles County. He has used his time working as a Public Defender to accumulate a vast knowledge base on the workings of the courthouses in Los Angeles County. He prides himself in treating his clients, who have come from all walks of life, with compassion and dignity.

 We offer the full service representation of both adult and juvenile clients. In order to get know our clients and their needs, we offer free consultation.

 Our offices are always available to you, your family and friends because sometimes even really good people need really good lawyers.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    8 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    8 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  3. Juvenile: 5%
    3 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%
    8 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Orsolya Forgo

    I endorse this lawyer. Kratu is a gifted trial lawyer with years of experience.


    Orsolya Forgo Wills and living wills Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • J. Patrick Carey

    I endorse this lawyer. Kratu knows everything there is to know about criminal defense. In his career as a public defender he handled most cases than other seasoned attorneys do in a lifetime. As an adversary he was tenacious, yet of very high character and very honest. As a colleague, if the case doesnt go to me, I hope it goes to him! You cannot go wrong with Kratu.


    J. Patrick Carey Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Sabado and Patel

678 S. Indian Hill Blvd.
Suite 210
Claremont, CA, 91711

1109 W. San Bernardino Rd.
Suite 240
Covina, CA, CA, 91722

1055 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA,, CA, 91107



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Nominee "10 Best Attorneys for California"American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSabado and Patel2015 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2015
Legal Research AssistantSacramento County Public Defender's Office2007 - 2007
Legal InternYolo County Public Defender's Office2006 - 2007
Legal InternSacramento County Conflict Defender's Office2005 - 2006
InternAlameda County District Attorneys Office2004 - 2004
Legal AssistantLaw Office's of Karen Uchiyama2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Asian Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaBoard Member2016 - Present
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles CountyMember2015 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaMember2014 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. JHClient found not guilty of all charges.
People v. MAll counts found not guilty
In re J.Charge dismissed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Universitat Salzburg Rechtswissenschaftliche FakultatFundamental Human RightsLegal Certificate2005
University of California - DavisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002