Neelam Patel

Associate / Houston

P: 713.588.0446

Neelam Patel is an associate in SBSB Eastham’s Houston office. Before deciding to attend law school, she worked at an immigration law firm, helping guide those who spoke little to no English through the legal process. As a member of a family of immigrants, she used this experience to guide her to a legal career to effect change on a broader scale.

Since joining the firm in March 2022 as a member of its Defense Base Act practice group, Neelam has also handled claims falling under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. She provides a diverse legal mind to the firm and to her clients, as further evidenced by her time as the research assistant to the dean while in law school.

Neelam is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and is an honors graduate of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi, allowing her to reach a broad swath of clients, and she often volunteers at local temples to give back to the community.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Defense Base Act
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation


  • J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, 2020
    • Magna cum laude
    • Dean’s List, Fall 2019, 2020 & Spring 2020
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Houston, 2015
    • Magna cum laude
  • B.S., Human Resource Development, University of Houston, 2015
    • Magna cum laude

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas