Pooja V. Patel is an attorney at Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP. Ms. Patel represents employees in labor and employment matters including complex wage and hour class actions, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.
Prior to joining Lavi & Ebrahimian, LLP, Ms. Patel represented both employees and small businesses in labor and employment litigation and non-litigation matters. Ms. Patel has represented individuals through the Legal Aid of Orange County in matters relating to immigration, social security disability, and family law.
Ms. Patel attended Case Western Reserve, School of Law, where she was a Leadership Grant recipient and was selected to join the Law Review. During law school, Ms. Patel competed on the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Team and served as a Student Bar Association representative. As a third-year law student, Ms. Patel became a Certified Legal Intern which allowed her to represent low-income individuals through the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center. In 2011, Ms. Patel graduated from California State University, Long Beach where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, International Economics, and French.
Ms. Patel has been an active member of the South Asian Bar Association since law school. During law school, Ms. Patel served on the executive board for the North American South Asian Law Students Association. After returning to California, Ms. Patel joined the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, where she currently serves as the Co-President Elect. During her free time, Ms. Patel enjoys hiking with her dog, Aspen, traveling, and listening to crime podcasts.
- S. District Court of Central District of California
- Ohio (inactive)
- Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, J.D. 2015
- California State University, Long Beach, B.A. International Studies, 2011
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- South Asian Bar Association, Southern California, 2017 – present
- World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, 1995 – present