Sejal Simanta Patel was born and raised in Orange County, California. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, in 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health Policy. In 2018, she graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law.
While in law school, Ms. Patel 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. Ms. Patel 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. Ms. Patel is also a published legal writer for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Magazine, “The Gavel.”
Ms. Patel 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 in 2019. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Young Lawyers Division.