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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation


  • California

Sejal S. Patel


Phone: 949.612.9128
Office: Orange County

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Sejal Patel is an experienced litigator who believes in developing tailored solutions to unique legal problems. Her practice focuses specifically on healthcare and insurance defense. Sejal is admitted to practice in all California State Courts as well as the Central District of California. She was on the board of the South Asian Bar Association- Southern California branch as a Community Engagement Director, specifically Judicial Outreach. Currently, Sejal is on the executive board of the Barristers section of LACBA as well as the barrister’s liaison to the Diversity in the Law section of LACBA.  Sejal is also a member of the OCBA and several committee sections of OCBA, including the Mommy Esquire section and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion section. Prior to joining Messner Reeves, Sejal’s practice focused primarily on medical malpractice defense cases in the Southern California area.

Sejal graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Health Policy. She graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law. While in law school, Sejal was president of the Health Law Society, the ABA Programs Director for the Student Body Association, and Co-Chair for the ABA Law School Division: Middle Eastern, South & Southeast Asian Caucus. She also competed on both the Mock Trial and Alternate Dispute Resolution competition teams, such as the “Arbitration Competition” hosted in Omaha, Nebraska and “Representation in Mediation Competition” hosted in Denver, Colorado.

Sejal exceeds in her legal writing skills which can be displayed by her publications in the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Magazine, “The Gavel” article ‘First Party Insurance Coverage for a Resident-Relative.’ She was also published in the Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, under “Barrister Tips,” article regarding indemnity defense tips and premise liability defense basics.

  • Chapman University, School of Law 2018
  • University of California, Irvine 2014
    • Double Major in Public Health Policy and Political Science
  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Orange County Women Lawyer’s Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Secretary, Barristers/Young Attorneys Section (2024-Present)
    • Executive Committee, Barristers/Young Attorneys Section (2022-2024)
    • Barristers Healthcare Law section Liaison (2020-2022)
    • Barristers Diversity in the section Liaison (2022-Present)
  • Professional Research Certified – Lexis
  • University of Berkeley, California- Berkeleyx: The Science of Happiness at Work Professional Certificate
  • University of Queensland, Australia- UQx: Intellectual Disability Healthcare XSeries Certificate
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Community Involvement
  • Attorney Coach- Woodbridge High School Mock Trial Team in Irvine, California
  • Volunteer- Be the Match

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