Minal Patel is a Partner with the Latorre Law Firm practicing in all areas of family based immigration matters and humanitarian applications.  Ms. Patel was born and raised in London, England, and immigrated to the United Stated 1998 after her family won the Diversity Visa Lottery. As an immigrant who navigated her family through the immigration process, Ms. Patel enjoys helping others do the same.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Family Based Petitions: Immediate and Preference Category
  • Provisional Waivers and Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Adjustments of Status
  • Consular Processing: Immigrant Visa Applications and Interviews at Consular Posts around the world
  • Petitions to Remove Conditions: Joint and Individual filings
  • K Visa: Petition, Consular Process and Adjustments of Status
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): Custody, Petitions and Adjustments of Status
  • U Visa and U Visa Adjustments of Status
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Naturalization/US Citizenship
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Parole in Place/Deferred Action for families of Military Members
  • Advance Parole
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Extensions

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • North Carolina, 2009
  • New Jersey, 2008

 EDUCATION:

  • Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia.  JD – 2006
  • University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. BA – 2003

AFFILIATIONS:

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

LANGUAGES:

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • 17th Sep, 2015