Devoted to Clients, Community and Charitable Causes
Ricky K. Patel is revered in equal measure for his legal expertise, as well as his passionate work giving back to those who need it most. His practice focuses on a wide array of issues, including class-action litigations, cases for celebrities and athletes requiring crisis management, and representing children who suffered medical negligence from the healthcare system.
His role at FPJL includes working directly with firm clients, creating over-arching strategies and communicating with the media and public at large.
During the most recent hurricane season, Mr. Patel helped tourism and hospitality clients by ensuring their insurance carriers paid claims completely and in a timely manner.
Along with partner Wesley Farrell, he also represented thousands of clients affected by the BP oil spill, and received the AAHOA Chairman’s Award for leadership and ongoing services. The firm is now recognized as a Platinum Founding Member of AAHOA.
Mr. Patel is the youngest person appointed to President Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee, which he served on for two years. He also served as an ambassador for the Clinton Global Initiative.
Mr. Patel is extremely charitable in his spare time, holding leadership positions, donating over 1,500 hours of community service and investing funds in charities such as Habitat for Humanity, VAWA (Violence Against Women’s Act), Haitian Orphanage, Fashion Gives Back, Puerto Rico Relief, St. Thomas University, School of Law, American Red Cross and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where he serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.
He has appeared on several news outlets, including CNN, FOX, NBC, ESPN, ABC, and other major affiliates regarding high profile cases he has handled.
Mr. Patel received his law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Florida State University. He was actively involved with the Asian American Hotel Owners’ Association (AAHOA) from early on in his career.
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