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Ronak Patel Attorney at Law
Irvine Office
714.972.1404 fax
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California (J.D., With Distinction, 2013)
  • University of California, Riverside (B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, 2009)

Ronak Patel

Ronak Patel is an Associate in the Irvine office of Murchison & Cumming, LLP focusing his practice on Law and Motion. Mr. Patel has been described as having a rare ability to approach a complex, unfamiliar issue, master it, and to then produce cogent work product on the issue. His clients can trust his proactive problem solving to find workable solutions to in the most efficient way possible.

Mr. Patel was recently brought in on a complex trust action before the Probate Court involving, among other things, allegations of elder abuse, breach of trust, and involuntary transfer of assets. The court had dismissed the client’s first amended petition and conveyed that the client would face a steep climb in any subsequently amended complaint, including, establishing a six-year tolling period and demonstrating to the judge that the court had jurisdiction over the elder abuse matter in light of a statute in the Welfare & Institutions Code which seemed to suggest otherwise. With these needs in mind, he immersed himself into the available evidence, quickly mastering the contours of the case and identifying areas for development that the existing legal team had not yet recognized. He then rewrote the entire petition, carefully laying the factual allegations needed to meet the court’s requirements and to anticipate the arguments that the respondent was likely to make in its next demurrer. After the demurrer was filed, Ronak prepared an opposition, taking advantage of groundwork he laid earlier to demonstrate that tolling was available and to show that the structure of the probate code supported our argument that the elder abuse action could be heard before the probate court notwithstanding the language in the Welfare & Institutions Code.

Ronak attended the University of California, Riverside graduating summa cum laude with a BA in political science before continuing onto University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and receiving his JD with distinction. While attending law school, Mr. Patel was one of only three students to serve as a staff writer on both of his school’s law reviews, the McGeorge Law Review and the Global Business & Development Law Journal. He was later selected to serve on the Board of Editors of the McGeorge Law Review as its Chief Articles Editor.

Currently, Mr. Patel is providing pro-bono legal counseling to a local conservation/good government group. Away from the office he enjoys spending time with friends and having long-ranging discussions on a wide variety of topics. He likes exploring American political history, especially history relating to the presidency and election campaigns.

Published Works

  • First World Problems: A Fair Use Analysis of Internet Memes, 20 UCLA ENT. L. REV. 235.
  • Ending the War: Why Editors Cannot Question A Citation to “A Theory of Law,” in Orin Kerr, et al, Microsymposium on Orin Kerr’s “A Theory of Law,” 2 GEO. MASON J.L. 488, 496.
  • The First of Many Steps: The EU Unitary Patent, Software, and What the United Kingdom Should Do Next, 26 GLOBAL BUS. & DEV. L.J. 259.
  • Forget College, You’re Popular! A Review of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, 43 MCGEORGE L. REV. 645.