Ricky K. Patel

Attorney, Senior Partner, Farrell & Patel, Attorneys at Law

Experience, Education and Accolades

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2009 St. Thomas Universiy Scool of Law, Juris Doctor

2005 Florida State University, Bachelor, 2005

2004 Oxford University, Comparative Politics, 2004

Bar and Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, Chairman of the Board: Present

  • ITS4THEKIDS foundation Chairman and Co-Founder: Present

  • St Thomas University School of Law, Board of Trustees: Present

  • Miami Children's Hospital Young Ambassadors, Co-chair: Present

  • STU Law Young Alumni, Co-Founder: 2009

  • Gracious Hands Haiti Orphanage, Chairman:  Present

Speaking Engagements

  • Adjusting Puerto Rico Claims: Municipal and Commercial Claims-Win the Storm 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Attorney Discussion Panel-Win the Storm 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada

Awards

  • Philanthropist of the Year, Little Lighthouse Foundation, 2018

  • Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Coral Gables, FL, since 2016 through 2017, Super Lawyer, Rising Stars

  • U.S. Patent Recipient 2017

  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers: 2014

  • South Florida Business Journal 40 under 40: 2013

  • Brioni & Neiman Marcus Man of the Year: 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English, Gujarati

Biography

Devoted to Clients, Community, and Charitable Causes Ricky Patel is revered in equal measure for his legal expertise, as well as his passionate work giving back to those in need. His practice focuses on a wide array of issues, including class-action litigations, cases for celebrities and athletes requiring crisis management, and catastrophic damage cases.


His role at Farrell & Patel includes working directly with firm clients, creating over-arching strategies, and communicating with the media and public at large. During the most catastrophic hurricane in modern history, Mr. Patel established (Bad Faith and Statutory fee) laws to protect the people of Puerto Rico against the insurance industry. Along with his team, Mr. Patel established law 1645 that prevents insurance companies from frivolously denying claims.


In addition, Mr. Patel was able to successfully represent over $1 Billion in properties on behalf of the Puerto Rican government and private citizens against their insurance companies. Along with partner Wesley Farrell, he also represented over 4000 clients affected by the BP oil spill. These clients included hotels, municipalities, government agencies and other areas of tourism.


Mr. Patel was 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, starting his family foundation (ITS4THEKIDS) which provides resources to children in need. Ricky Patel provides both his time and resources to The United Way (Tocqueville Member), VAWA (Violence Against Women's Act), Gracious Hands Haitian Orphanage, Fashion Gives Back (Founder), Puerto Rico Relief, St Thomas University, School of Law (Board of Trustees), and Nicklaus Children's Hospital, where he served as Chairman to the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Patel has appeared on several news outlets, including CNN, FOX, NBC, ESPN, ABC, and other major affiliates regarding high profile cases he has han-dled. Mr. Patel received his law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Florida State University.  Mr. Patel became a lawyer so he could make a difference. As a partner at Farrell & Patel he continues this important work by also focusing on helping those who may be underrepresented.

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