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Kratu Ramesh Patel

Criminal defense Attorney at Covina, CA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kratu

Learn Kratu’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%

    16 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Juvenile law
    20%

    11 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%

    16 years, 3,500 cases

  4. Estate planning
    15%

  5. Expungement
    10%

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

    16 years, 1,500 cases

Kratu R. Patel spent his first seven years of his career as a trial attorney for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. There he developed a county-wide reputation for his tenacity, charm and honesty. Kratu has represented thousands of clients from various walks of life and from varying communities. Between his time as a Deputy Public Defender and now as Private Counsel, Kratu has litigated cases in nearly all of the courthouses in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange County.

Kratu will ensure all of his clients are treated with the dignity, respect and compassion that they deserve.  Our office prides itself in its responsiveness to our client’s immediate needs. We are a boutique law firm that is committed to providing a personalized service with free consultations.

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

 

We are located in the historic Scandia Building at 30 North Raymond Ave., in Old Town Pasadena. We are conveniently located near the free parking lot (90 min) on Raymond and Green as well the Memorial Park Gold Line station.

For your convenience we are also available to meet with clients at our Downtown Los Angeles, Claremont and Costa Mesa locations.

We also understand that given the urgency of certain legal matters, Mr. Patel is able to be reached on his cell phone (via call or text) at .

Location

Patel and Sabado
16033 E. San Bernardino Rd.
Suite 203
Covina, CA, 91722
Patel and Sabado, L.L.P [by appointment only]
555 Flower St.
51st Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Kratu Ramesh Patel
678 S. Indian Hill Blvd.
Suite 210
Claremont, CA, 91711
Patel and Sabado, L.L.P [by appointment only]
650 Town Center Dr.
Garden level
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever!
I got myself into some trouble and was so worried! Mr. Patel was amazing! He was very professional, Knowledgeable, concerned and worked miracles for me! The best Attorney ever!
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast and thorough help
I hired Mr. Patel to represent me as I don't live near the Los Angeles area and I found my experience to be as seamless and professional as can be. There were some clerical errors on the courts part and Mr. Patel took those errors in stride and saw my case thru to a favorable outcome. I especially appreciate how he communicated with me on every step while being succinct and informative.
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Posted by Candice | March 25, 2019
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Lawyer you can rely On
Kratu handled my 17yo son's misdemeanor driving case last year 2018 and took care of it so efficiently. We found his office via Yelp and the moment we met with him, we knew we made the right decision to get his services. He guided us and my son on the entire process, went with my son to court, and up to the last step of sealing records, he was there along the way. He was the 3rd attorney we went to but he was the right one for our case. Why? - because he made us feel he cared about our case and he showed knowledge and confidence that we didn't see in the other attorneys we met with. Highly recommended.
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Posted by David | January 12, 2019
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He did a perfect job!
I recommend Mr. Patel’s legal service without reservation after working with him the entire year from getting my license back to sealing my arrest record. In Dec, 2017, I was falsely arrested for a DUI charge simply because I requested a blood test over a breathalyzer test. I soon contacted several attorneys including Mr. Patel. Mr. Patel immediately stood out because of his professionalism and patience in answering all questions (stupid or not) a first timer being arrested like me might have. After thoroughly reviewing my case, he honestly let me know I was highly unlikely to be charged while others lawyers were trying to exaggerate the severity of my situation. I then decided to hire him and everything that happened following was exactly as he expected. He represented me in my DMV hearing and getting my driver’s license back in two weeks; I wasn’t charged in the following year and he managed to get my record sealed in Jan 2019. He was on top of everything throughout the whole process, mostly he emailed me updates before I even asked. I’m super satisfied with Mr. Patel’s service. While it was unlucky to be arrested for no reason as a foreigner in the States, I feel I was blessed to have Mr. Patel escort me through the whole process, otherwise it could have been a very intimidating experience in the US legal system.
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Posted by Darlene Peacock | April 26, 2017
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He saved me!!!
Mr. Patel was absolutely amazing! I was stressed beyond belief and losing hope in my situation when I found him online. He was very kind, listened to everything I said, and truly cared about me as a client. He is so patient and helpful, and I felt so much better after just one conversation with him. He appeared for me in court, talked to the judge who treated me horribly, and got everything taken care of for me. If Mr. Patel has your back, don't worry about a thing! I'm so glad I hired him, and I'll actually be hiring him again very soon. I would recommend him to absolutely everyone!!! He turned my situation from 'completely hopeless' to 'worry free' in no time. I've told him once, and I'll tell him again, he is my hero!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2015
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Put me at ease and got great results!
Upon meeting Mr. Patel I felt like I was meeting a genuine person, not a salesperson trying to take my money. He answered all my questions before, during and after my case ended very patiently. He stays in touch with you and makes you feel secure. It wasn't fun being involved in the law, but I'm glad I found Mr. Patel.
Posted by J | December 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient, Respectful and Confident
Gonna keep it simple here, the guy has patience but carries himself in a dignified and confident way. I always felt like I was in good hands, despite being in a messed up situation. He is way well connected in court as well. All in all I got through the system with minimal stress, that was definitely a first for me...He definitely keeps it real!
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Posted by Josh | August 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer with a soul and skill.
I worked closely with Kratu Patel during my court case at West Covina. The case was for a DUI that I had managed to procure in my home town and was fighting in West Covina. Initially, I had hired a lawyer, but he had ever increasing fees that I could not, ultimately, afford. I was lucky enough to receive Mr. Patel as my public defender. I had heard from people that public defenders don't tend to do a good job, but Kratu performed phenomenally on my behalf. He made the whole process, for the most part, painless. Obviously if you have to go to court it isn't the best experience. However, Mr. Patel made me feel completely comfortable with what was happening in the court room. His defense was relentless and he missed no opportunities to prove our point. At one point he was able to catch one of the officers, essentially, lying on the stand. Ultimately it will be up to the jury whether or not you win your case, but I would, if ever in the same situation, hire Kratu Patel to defend me again. He is well spoken and knowledgeable about the system. Also, he does his homework. I had seen the inside of his office in the public defenders office. It was packed with cases, all of which he was working diligently on. Regardless of his immense work load, he performed exceptionally in court on my case, and for that I am forever in his debt. As the title says, Kratu not only has a soul, but he is masterfully skillful in the court room, and I would recommend him highly to anyone who is unfortunate enough to be sitting in that chair in court.
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Posted by Joe | June 29, 2015
Smart, caring, genuine and pitbull in court
Mr. Patel is very smart attorney. He knows how to find the right facts and loopholes that make the most sense for his client. He represented my cousin wrongly accused of domestic violence. My cousin's former attorney wasted so much time and money and got accomplished nothing. When Mr. Patel took over the case, he immediately got to work and he was able to get the case completely dismissed. Thank Mr. Patel for saving our family.
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Posted by Leticia | June 23, 2015
Public Defender who listens to his clients
When Mr. Patel was working as a Los Angeles Public Defender he was assigned to represent my cousin who was being charged with DUI, felony Hit & Run and resisting arrest. The charges were a total sham, but the district attorney refused to consider the reckless actions of the arresting officer. Mr. Patel was patient and really seemed to care about my young cousin's future. He couldn't get the charges dismissed but he was able to strike a deal where my cousin avoided any jail time and pled out to only one misdemeanor that will eventually go off his record. Thank you Mr. Patel! Thank you for caring and not simply taking the officer's side and having everyone plea out to the charges.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Patel and Sabado
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney (Deputy Public Defender)
  • Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Legal Research Assistant
  • Sacramento County Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Yolo County Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Sacramento County Conflict Defender's Office
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Intern
  • Alameda County District Attorneys Office
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Office's of Karen Uchiyama
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • University of California - Davis
  • Certificate
  • 2017
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Universitat Salzburg Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultat
  • Legal Certificate
  • 2005
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. K
  • Case reduced to a misdemeanor, probation terminated and case dismissed/expunged.
  • In re S.
  • Case dismissed.
  • In re R.
  • No probation
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Associations

  • Independent Juvenile Defender Program
  • Attorney
  • 2018 - Present
  • San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral Service
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Nominee "10 Best Attorneys for California"
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (16)
Endorse Kratu
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kratu is simply one of the most knowledgeable, effective, and honest lawyers out there. If you’re looking for a lawyer to represent you the way lawyers are supposed fo take care of their clients, then look no further than Kratu."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kratu Patel is an outstanding attorney who gets my highest endorsement. I have known Mr. Patel for almost 10 years and over that time have personally seen him obtain outstanding results for his clients. Mr. Patel's combination of intelligence, determination and compassion sets him apart in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Patel is well-versed in complex areas of criminal law and has an unmatched understanding of the criminal justice system. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kratu is an expert in his field. He's knowledge of criminal law shows in the amazing outcomes he gets for each and every client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with and against Kratu on criminal matters and have always come away impressed by his skills. Kratu truly cares about his clients and he is one of the few attorneys who truly listens to their wishes. I have seen Kratu in trial and this same engaging personality makes him a favorite of jurors. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kratu is a gifted trial lawyer with years of experience."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patel has amassed a great deal of experience in the field of criminal defense. He is able to sympathize with his clients so as to put them at ease during the most difficult of times. His moxie enables him to work tirelessly for his clients' interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patel is professional, experienced, and effective. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patel is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I would not hesitate to refer any clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Kratu for years and have always been impressed with his knowldge, care for his clients and trial skill. He is a talent and a compassionate advocate. He battles for his clients, and his clients are lucky to have him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patel is a extremely skilled Trial lawyer who gets great results for his client's. He is well versed in the law & a zealous advocate!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In the 7 years I have known him, Kratu has shown many of the characteristics you look for in an attorney: he is highly intelligent, hard working, tenacious, energetic, persuasive. But what truly separates Kratu from other skilled attorneys is his close relationship and superb communication with clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Patel is an extremely accomplished and experienced criminal defense attorney. I worked with him for years and it was a huge loss to our office when he decided to go out on his own. However, it is not at all surprising that he made the move. First, Mr. Patel is a top-notch trial attorney. This means that when he threatens to go to trial, the prosecutor knows he isn't joking. Not only do these trial skills work to the advantage of his clients actually looking to go to trial, but it also enables him to negotiate better deals for clients not interested in trial. I also know Mr. Patel personally and therefore understand how much he genuinely cares about every single one of his clients. If you are lucky enough to have him take your case, he will fight for you with every tool in his arsenal. If you are looking for a smart, professional, charismatic attorney that will zealously represent your interests and is known and respected in the community, Mr. Patel is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patel is an experienced criminal defense attorney with great knowledge of the law. He has extensive courtroom and trial experience as well as a good rapport with judges and opposing counsel, which helps him get the best deals for his clients. He is an asset to any client looking for legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kratu is an excellent attorney. He is relentless, highly intelligent, and a natural charmer in front of a jury. For these reasons I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kratu Patel is the most special lawyer I have ever seen. He is a compassionate and extremely intelligent surgeon with powerful positive energy; every person in every courtroom he has ever practiced in has loved him as an advocate and individual. That's rare for defense lawyers who have fought as long and hard as Kratu. Kratu also comes up with the most brilliant ideas and arguments; he has personally helped me win cases. Mr. Kratu Ramesh Patel has the ability to tell stories, create metaphors, and explain otherwise complex matters in a simple way. These qualities makes him a jury trial winner - all day, every day. He walks a lot of clients because he is that dynamic of a lawyer. I'd would one million percent recommend Kratu for any charge on the books. He is flat out effective. Kratu is also a great man. He cares deeply for others and will treat you like family. Anyone who is connected to Kratu is fortunate."
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Covina Criminal defense Lawyer Kratu Ramesh Patel
Kratu Ramesh Patel
Criminal defense Attorney
Covina, CA
Licensed for 15 years
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