Heena Patel is an assertive criminal defense attorney, practicing in both Orange County and Los Angeles 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.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
South East Asian Bar Association – Board Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
California Public Defenders Association