Neelam Patel

Associate / Houston

P: 713.588.0446

Before making the decision to attend law school, Neelam Patel worked at an immigration law firm, helping to guide those who spoke little to no English through the legal process. There, she made sure they had the information necessary to resolve their issues. Coming from a family of immigrants herself, Neelam has always placed great importance on this work and made the decision to become an attorney so that she could continue it, but on a larger scale.

As a member of SBSB Eastham’s Defense Base Act team, Neelam brings a fresh and diverse voice to the table. She is fluent in four languages, including English, Hindi, Gujarati, and Punjabi. Her colleagues and those she represents have always found her to be friendly, approachable, and able to quickly get up to speed on complex issues.

Neelam is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her Siberian Husky, as well as volunteering at local temples, serving food to attendees.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Defense Base Act
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation


  • J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2020
  • B.S., University of Houston, 2015 (Political Science)
  • B.S., University of Houston, 2015 (Human Resource Development)

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Honors and Distinctions

  • Dean’s List Fall 2019, Spring 2020, & Fall 2020 (Law School)
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate from Law School and University of Houston