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Kapesh Vithal Patel

Criminal defense Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.9   82 reviews

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About Kapesh

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Prior to opening his own practice in August of 2012, Mr. Patel worked in many different positions, which gave him a broad-range of experiences he still uses with his clients to this day. In the private sector, Mr. Patel worked for companies such as Countrywide Financial Corporation (now a part of Bank of America). Mr. Patel also had experience with non-profit entities such as the National Park Foundation, and governmental experience with his time as a federal regulator working for the United States Department of Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of Currency.

The bottom line is that when you retain the services of Kapesh V. Patel, you can take comfort in the fact that will all of his experience and love for his clients, will then do everything to make your life easier. Mr. Patel will work hard to apprise himself of your individual needs, or the needs of your organization, and will do whatever is within his power to make sure those needs are met. For Mr. Patel, the motivating factor in his work is the quality of the work, not the quantity of it. He is much more interested in making sure you are satisfied with the results then just “getting the work finished” for him this is a profession not a “volume business”.

If you want an attorney that prides himself on what he accomplishes, if you want an attorney who care about his clients and will be there for you at a moment’s notice, if you want an attorney who will listen to you and provide you with input, rather than just dismissing your concerns, then contact Kapesh V. Patel. He cares about you, and about your needs, and will put those above his own every single time.

Licensed for 15 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/03/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Kapesh

The Law Offices of Kapesh V. Patel
15615 Alton Parkway
Suite 450
Irvine, CA, 92618
Law Offfices of Kapesh V. Patel
6809 Indiana Avenue
Suite 151
Riverside, CA, 92506
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
First Offense
First off, I would like to express my extreme gratitude to kapesh for his assistance in my case. This was my first (and last) time having to go through the legal system for a minor offense and Kapesh and his team handled my case in the utmost professional way. He assured me that it being my first offense and due to my clean record he would be able to defer the case and have it removed from my record. With that said, his relationships and experience in the legal system allowed him to deliver as promised. I would certainly recommend Kapesh for his assistance in all legal matters and appreciate his professionalism, promptness and positive attitude. 10/10!
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Posted by Anthony | June 14, 2022
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Thank you KP! Thank you thank you!
KP KP KP… where do I begin? I cannot be more grateful to say you literally saved my life. I will not go into specifics about my case, but I will say if you are in serious trouble or on the edge of something you don’t know the end to, KP can definitely assist you and that’s what he did for me. Not only did he keep in touch frequently throughout my case and court dates but he also quickly responded whenever I had any questions. He changed what my future looked like, he is just overall an amazing attorney and I cannot express how thankful I am for his help. His help, his advice, his guidance has truly made me realize how much trouble any little thing can impact your life. Whether it’s life in prison or even just jail time. It truly is traumatizing. But this is about KP. He knows what he is doing, he knows what to do. It’s easy and he will help you. Follow his advice. KP again. I thank you for this!
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Posted by Alessandra | March 9, 2022
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Exceptional attorney, amazing personality and professional ethics
Kapesh Patel is the most knowledgeable, reliable and straight-forward attorney you can hire. From day one, together with his assistant Zinnia, he has never failed to make himself available and answer my questions with outstanding sense of urgency. After being referred to him from a friend, I retained KP to help me through a difficult divorce situation which included an emergency ex parte filing for my infant daughter. Kapesh truly has his clients’ best interests at heart, he understands the emotional roller coaster that comes with divorce and he puts his heart and soul into providing the best possible advice. When I contacted him, he advised me on the steps to take and started working on my case as soon as we got off the phone in order to file the necessary forms in a timely manner. He followed up with me in the upcoming days, ensuring that I received all the necessary documents promptly and preparing me over the phone for my upcoming hearing. Although my case never went to court, I am extremely appreciative for how Kapesh handled my case, always showing a positive attitude and being very blunt about possible outcomes. I can’t recommend the Law Offices of Kapesh Patel enough. Thank you again for all your hard work! I will recommend your firm to anyone in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Gwen | January 31, 2022
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Highly recommend!
Mr. Kapesh Patel helped one of our church members in his court case. He is an excellent attorney who goes above and beyond for his client. He responds in an extreme timely manner. He provided an exemplary service! We are very grateful to him. I would highly recommend him to everyone!!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Diversion
I was referred to the office of Attorney Patel by a family member. I made some dumb mistakes that got me into a bit of trouble so I called Mr. Patel. I hired him as my attorney because I felt he would do everything he could to help me out. KP was very good about getting in touch with me to go over details of my case, and I felt confident everything would work out. He and Zinnia, his assistant, were very helpful and the entire process went smoothly. KP helped me get our desired result- a diversion- which is the best thing that could have happened. I am extremely happy with the firm and so thankful for all their help. KP is an attorney you can trust!
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2021
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Fantastic Lawyer
Mr. Patel did a wonderful job with our legal case. He worked tirelessly on behalf of a family member and never gave up. Even when we wanted to throw in the towel, he persevered. When one door seemed to be closed, he knocked on another one. Our family member and our entire family will be eternally grateful to Mr. Patel and to his assistance Zinnia for all of their help. Because of their hard work, justice prevailed.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2021
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Great Lawyer
I came to Mr. Kapesh Patel for help with a criminal matter since I was in the middle of my immigration process. I felt comfortable and confident in Mr. Patel’s ability to resolve my issue so I decided to hire him. I know for a fact if I hadn’t hired a lawyer, I would be completely lost. I could tell Mr. Patel is a good person, and a better lawyer than others who are hard to contact. He was always very helpful and on top of communicating when it came to my case. If I ever wasn’t able to reach him, he would let me know immediately when he would have the chance to get back to me which I greatly appreciated. I felt that Mr. Patel was very invested in my case and always there for me. Because of him, I was able to get my criminal case from July of 2020 dismissed and won an appeal of a denial of citizenship. I am now on the way to becoming a citizen in a month. Everything happened during the pandemic which made things go slower than expected, but it all got done. Many thanks to Kapesh Patel!
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2021
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Kapesh Patel
I have known KP for a few years and recently needed his services as an attorney. He is a good friend and I knew he would do his best to help me. We had some setbacks along the way because of the other party involved, but KP persisted as I feel he would have if I were his own family. With his legal help, I was able to achieve my goal. One thing I would like to point out that KP told me after everything was done with is how much easier I made his and his assistant’s jobs. KP and Zinnia were readily available whenever I needed them, but I also made sure to get them everything they needed from my end quickly to speed up the process. I knew KP would try his best to achieve a successful result, but I wanted to make it easier on him as well. KP wants the best for all his clients, and he proves it by how hard he works. If you’re looking to hire an attorney, KP is just a call away.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2021
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Criminal case.
Mr. Patel and his staff is such a wonderful law firm, and the entire staff truly cares for their clients. He helped a family member out and got them the best outcome and saved him from going to jail, if it wasn’t for Mr. Patel this would never had happened. He handled everything from the start and he is very knowledgeable professional, and always had excellent communication with us, he was always available when ever we had any questions or needed an update. Thank you so much for everything! I highly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Cornelio Valdez | September 9, 2021
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To the office of Mr. Patel
I was referred to from a personal friend to the office of Mr. Patel. I contacted Mr Patel for advice on my divorce case and how my wife at the time was attempting to take 80 percent custody of our child. Mr Patel gave me legal advice and I felt confident he would assist me in the best possible way. I hired Mr Patel and he walked me through the process from start to finish, no matter what time I would email or call him he would reach out with a reasonable time. I appreciate everything Mr Patel did for me. Zinnia who also works with him was very helpful always friendly, professional and would have the answers to all my questions. I would highly recommend Mr Patel and am genuinely happy with the end result. Thank you both so much for all your help and for the professionalism that you carry yourselves with.
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Posted by Nitish | July 16, 2021
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Adjusting status/I-485, Petition for permanent residency/spouse of permanent resident
We hired Mr. Patel to apply for green card with the USCIS, after getting married in India. My wife traveled from India on a visitor's visa, and then decided that she didn't want to go back and apply for the green card. This would lead to waiting for couple years and then she would be able to enter the united states. We didn't want to stay apart for that long. Once we consulted with Mr. Patel, he let us know that there was a way to adjust her status without her having to leave the country. It would take the same amount of time but we wouldn't have to stay apart for long periods of time. Once we made the decision it was a smooth journey all along. Mr. Patel guided us through every step with the personal attention that usually one won't find. We really appreciate the professionalism and care with which this law firm has handled our case. The pandemic did delay our applications but these were just unforeseen circumstances and were able to see this thing through.
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Posted by Joscelyne | June 22, 2021
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Best Divorce Attorney
I cannot say enough good things about Kapesh Patel and his team. I was so stressed and paying way too much money (with a different law firm) before I was referred to Mr. Patel through a good friend. Kapesh is honest, professional, knowledgeable, affordable and truly cares about his clients. KP made my divorce smooth and painless. I paid exactly what he had quoted me when we met (not a dollar more). He saved me lots of money by preventing long term litigation. Following his advice, I gained control over my divorce. I am happy with the outcome. If you hire The Law Offices Of Kapesh V Patel to handle your divorce, you will be in good hands. Best Wishes!
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2021
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Kapesh, THE ONLY ATTORNEY
Kapesh was highly recommended by a friend. I asked Kapesh to see if he’d be able to assist with getting my criminal records expunged. He and his assistant Zinnia worked very hard in getting my records expunged, they helped me get my life back. My records were expunged at a time frame I didn’t expect and was able to get back into the medical field, Thank You Kapesh and Zinnia. They both communicated with me as far as updates, the possibilities of what if’s. Kapesh made it happen and possible. Thank You both again. Kapesh is an attorney who will fight for you. Any legal matters, he’s the man you wanna call.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2021
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I feel like I can get my life back now
Kapesh helped me through the process of successfully getting an expungement, and I could not be happier with the results. After years of feeling like this one mistake was going to follow me for the rest of my life, I now feel like I can put the past behind me and look toward a brighter future. In addition, the actual process proved to be challenging during COVID and some issues with the court filing, but Kapesh persisted and made sure everything was handled. I am very grateful for his kindness, counsel, patience, professionalism, and expertise throughout this process.
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Posted by Alfred | January 6, 2021
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Honest and Genuine
I met Kapesh through a friend about 8yrs ago. What first struck me about him was his demeanor and his ability to communicate with people in a professional and courteous manner. A man like Kapesh does not have to sell himself, once you get to know him your instincts will take over. I have had the pleasure to work with him and appreciate his hard work ethic as well as his friendship. If you are ever in need of an attorney you will not be disappointed and his assistance will always keep you informed of any questions or issues.
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Posted by Brian | December 23, 2020
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Dismissed case
KP helped me recently with another legal matter and the case was dismissed. He worked really hard and it took longer than we expected. The results were more than we could have hoped for. I have referred him to several of my friends and family and the results speak for themselves. If you are in trouble and need help understanding law and order Kapesh is the attorney.
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Posted by Julio | December 2, 2020
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Amazing lawyer/Highly recommended
I had an extremely difficult case, even being denied consultations by some law firms. KP not only invited me in for a consultation but he was willing to take on the challenge. I walked in for a consultation and before leaving the office I knew I wanted to hire him. KP exceeded expectations by far. There is mandatory jail time for a 3rd DUI and KP was able to keep me from doing ANY jail time! I couldn’t be more thankful for the work he put in. KP was very honest and straightforward from the start. He did not beat around the bush, which is something I really appreciated. On top of all the amazing work KP does he also has an amazing assistant, Zinnia. She was always very helpful with any questions or concerns I had, always kind and very thoughtful. KP and his assistant are a great bundle package. I cannot recommend KP and his services enough.
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Posted by Adrian | November 2, 2020
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Misdemeanor case
My wife and I owe so much to Kapesh and Zinnia. What had started off as a perfect day celebrating our 9 year anniversary, ended up in hell as I was wrongfully arrested by the Dana Point Sheriff whilst trying to catch a bus and get us home safely. I was and still am completely traumatized by the whole experience. Due to new laws put in place by the current government, I then received an email explaining that my working visa had been revoked. Devastated, I had done nothing wrong and had worked so hard to get to this country. With our careers and livelihoods on the line and my current lawyers becoming overwhelmed by the complexity of my case, Kapesh welcomed me with compassion and gratitude. He believed my story and understood the seriousness of the situation. He encouraged me that he would get this sorted and he worked diligently to do so. In the end we managed to settle the case without even stepping foot in the court room and my wife and I can now work towards reinstating my visa and getting our lives back on track no thanks to the awfully incompetent Orange County Sheriff department. Thanks again to KP and Zinnia for everything they have done to help us.
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Posted by Cynthia | September 28, 2020
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Finally divorced!
KP the best! He helped me from day one to year 2 of my long divorce he was there to explain to me exactly what needed to be done what was going on the good the bad he helped me through, some times definitely got difficult but he never let me down always had mine and my child’s best interest. I cannot thank him and his assistants Alyssa and Zinnia enough for being patient and just there through the tears and the happiness of it finally ending thank you all. My lawyer definitely had my back and I couldn’t be happier with my outcome. From my divorce to child custody to child support thank you so much KP!!! 10/10
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2020
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Got the job done!
Mr. Patel is a rare find in an attorney. Someone who understands that this is a service industry and has incredible followup and contact. I was kept informed about my case every step of the way, and when it came time to negotiate a settlement with a difficult opposing party Kapesh really went to bat for me and simply made it happen! Extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case and would definitely hire him again!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Offices of Kapesh V. Patel
  • 2012 - Present
  • Volunteer
  • Riverside County Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Contract Attorney
  • Hudson Legal
  • 2008 - 2008

Education

  • Howard University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • 3rd Time DUI
  • No jail time
  • DUI which would result in job loss
  • DUI reduced to Wet Reckless, Job Saved.

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California State University MBA Association
  • Past President
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Gujarati

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor, DUI
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice, DUI
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Legal Accounting
  • CALI
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • California State University MBA Association
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Night Panel Discussion
  • Immigration and General Law Questions
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (15)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Kapesh Patel on many occasions. I find him to be professional, courteous, and knowledgeable in his multiple practice areas. Kapesh is easy to talk to, and understands the needs of the everyday person. He will do his very best to help his clients, and every person I have ever sent him has been satisfied with the outcome. I have seen him put great time and effort into both the matters at hand, and into his relationships with his clients. I would not hesitate to work with him again or send him clients for any reason, and to me, that is the highest compliment I can pay any attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kapesh is an excellent immigration attorney and member of AILA. He is extremely creative and successful in finding solutions for his clients. I highly endorse him as a fellow immigration attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse and whole heartedly recommend this lawyer. Kapesh volunteered at the Public Defender's office three years ago when I worked there as a deputy public defender and we remained friends ever since. I am proud and greatly impressed by his accomplishment and success at achieving great results for his clients. He is a passionate defender of his clients' rights and a zealous advocate. He is a compassionate person and deeply cares about his clients. He is an amazing immigration and criminal lawyer and is a tireless fighter. I am highly honored to know Kapesh, his clients are truly blessed to have him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patel is an excellent choice for your DUI defense attorney. He defends his clients' rights with utmost care and competence. Most importantly, he cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Other
"Kapesh & I were classmates in law school. He is a very passionate attorney, particularly in the field of DUI/DWI defense. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Patel as an immigration attorney. Mr Patel and I worked together in Washington, D.C. He is an intelligent and well-prepared attorney who advocates very strongly on behalf of his clients. I know that when I refer a client to Mr. Patel, that client is in extremely capable hands."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kapesh as a qualified, attentive, and academically curious immigration attorney. I know him through the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he is a very active member. Kapesh is passionate about immigration law and the clients he represents. I’m confident that he goes above and beyond when representing his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"KP is a very conscientious and hard-working immigration attorney. He fights for his clients, and with great success. When you retain attorney Patel, you know you are in good hands. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If there's one thing I can say about Kapesh Patel, it's that he will fight tooth and nail for his clients. He doesn't look for the easy way out; he looks for the BEST way out, even if it's unconventional. Brilliant, creative, fearless, and willing to do what it takes to make sure his clients get the representation they need and deserve. An excellent example of what it means to be an advocate for your clients and an asset to the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patel is a competent and thorough attorney. He is a compassionate individual who works hard because he cares about his clients. His professionalism and excellent legal work make him a model attorney in the field of immigration law. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kapesh Patel provides zealous and quality representation for his clients. Clients could trust that he will do an excellent job on their case. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Kapesh Patel. He is an excellent immigration attorney. He is enthusiastic and takes his client's matters very seriously. He has developed a great reputation in the community as a removal defense attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dilligent attorney for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has helped me in my own practice by sharing his knowledge with me. He is an expert in his field."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kapesh Patel is knowledgeable about Immigration Law and sincerely cares about how the law effects the people. He specifically excels in the area of Cancellation of Removal. Recently, Patel has won over a case dealing with serious substance abuse and domestic violence charges while also getting his client medical help. This dual compassion for vigorous defense and well-being of his clients give testimony to his outstanding character."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Patel is knowledgable, professional, and conscientious."
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