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Heena Patel

Heena Patel

Experienced Trial Attorney that has handled over 12,000 cases. She will protect
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • California
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Summary

Heena Patel is an assertive criminal defense attorney, practicing in both Los Angeles County and Orange County. She has a reputation for being tough in the courtroom, protecting her clients’ rights, but is also respected by opposing counsel and judges for her honesty, professionalism and knowledge of the law. Attorney Patel has handled over 12,000 criminal cases, carrying a caseload of over 200 cases a month. She has vigorously defended her clients charged with battery, domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, sex crimes, rape, vehicular manslaughter, attempted murder, DUI, hit and run, license suspension, theft, burglary, robbery and arson. As a former Deputy Public Defender in Los Angeles County, Attorney Patel was in the courtroom every day, negotiating with District Attorneys and arguing before judges for her clients’ rights. This experience with being in the courtroom on a daily basis has not only made her an excellent trial attorney, it has also made her a skilled negotiator, achieving favorable outcomes on many of her cases.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney, Principal Owner
Law Office of Heena Patel
- Current
Of Counsel
Law Office of Fred Thiagarajah
- Current
Deputy Public Defender
Los Angeles County Public Defender
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Legal Intern
Law Office of Seki, Nishimura & Watase
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Law Clerk
Los Angeles County Public Defender
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Legal Intern
McCarthy and Holthus LLP
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Legal Intern
Law Office of Swati Desai
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Education
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D. (2007)
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Honors: Board of Governors and Member of Trial Advocacy Honors Program
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University of California - San Diego
B.A. (2003) | Sociology and Law and Society
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Honors: Provost Honors Magna Cum Laude
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Awards
Client's Choice Award
AVVO, a leading attorney referral website
Attorney Rating: Superb, www.avvo.com
AVVO, a leading attorney referral website
Rating is based on years of experience, client and peer reviews, academic and employment history, publication credits, awards, and significant cases
Professional Associations
South East Asian Bar Association
Board Member
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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California Public Defenders Association
Member
- Current
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State Bar of California # 252284
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Finding the Right Criminal Defense Attorney
AVVO
Speaking Engagements
Juvenile Compentency, Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Public DefendersOffice
How To Become a Public Defender, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles
Southwestern University School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Criminal Defense
Blog
ON THE STAND: tips for testifying
Contact & Map
Law Office of Heena Patel - Diamond Bar Office
3333 S. Brea Canyon Rd., Suite 213
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
USA
Cell: (714) 455-9937
Fax: (909) 468-5020
Law Office of Heena Patel - Santa Ana Office
2677 N. Main St., Suite 820
Santa Ana, CA 92705
USA
Cell: (714) 455-9937
Fax: (714) 571-0847