Disha Patel focuses her practice on complex litigation matters. She began her career at WilmerHale as a summer associate in 2019. Ms. Patel maintains an active pro bono practice, including defensive asylum proceedings, child support and custody, and reproductive rights litigation. As a summer associate, she also assisted with a class action immigration litigation and an appellate brief regarding immigration and the First Amendment.

While attending Northeastern University School of Law, Ms. Patel worked as a co-op student at AARP Legal Foundation, Cascadia Cross Border Law Group and the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. She volunteered with the Domestic Violence Institute’s Legal Assistance to Victims program and was a student attorney and teaching assistant in the school’s Immigrant Justice Clinic. Ms. Patel was also a teaching assistant for Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law and Torts.

Prior to law school, she was a legal intern at the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts and Tuckers Solicitors in London. 

Professional Activities

Ms. Patel is a member of the South Asian Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). She serves on the MBA's Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors as a Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, an At-Large Delegate, and liaison to the MBA’s Civil Rights and Social Justice committee. 

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  • Education

    • JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 2020

      Top Women in Law, Walter S. Barr, & Community Foundation Scholarship Recipient, South Asian Law Students Association
    • BA, Political Science and Economics, Boston University, 2017

      magna cum laude Stephen Phillips Scholar, Mock Trial Organization, Boston University Pre-Law Review
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

  • Languages

    • Gujarati