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Juris Doctor, 2011

B.A., Economics, 2008
B.A., History, 2008

Manisha P. Patel, Esq.

Manisha P. Patel is a family law attorney representing clients in various stages of their domestic law matters.  She began her legal career practicing with a private law firm before opening the doors to her solo practice in November 2018. A Virginia native, Manisha graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) with Bachelor’s degrees in both economics and history.  While enrolled in Virginia Tech, she received recognition at both the state and national levels for distinguished service in student affairs and on-campus student government.

Manisha next attended Elon University School of Law and graduated in 2011, where she was the Vice President of the Women’s Law Association and member of Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity. She identified family law as an area of interest early in her first year of law school and has since dedicated her practice to offer compassion, dedication, and zealous legal support to individuals in emotionally trying seasons of life.

Born and raised in Danville, Virginia, Manisha has always been close to her family and is the first attorney in her family. Manisha decided to pursue a legal career at the young age of fourteen while working on an 8th grade research project on the constitutionality of the death penalty in the United States.

In her free time, Manisha enjoys running and has completed nine half marathons and a number of smaller races throughout the country and Canada. She is also enthusiastic about her Virginia Tech Hokies and loves spending time with her adopted rescue dog, a pug chihuahua mix, Rusty M. Patel.


Activities & Affiliations

  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys: President (2019), President-Elect (2018), Vice-President (2017), Secretary (2017), Education Committee Chair (2016)

  • Piedmont Triad Women Attorneys: Immediate Past-President (2018, 2019), President (2016, 2017), Treasurer/Secretary (2015)

  • North Carolina Bar Association: Family Law Section (Section Council- Pro Bono Co-Chair 2016-2018), Young Lawyers Division, Small Firm & Technology Section

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice: Family Law Section Membership Chair (2017-present)

  • Greensboro Bar Association: Herb Falk Society Chair (2018-2019)

  • American Bar Association: Law Practice Management Section (Women Rainmakers Committee), Family Law Section

  • South Asian Bar Association of North America

  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

  • Alpha Gamma Delta

Bar Admissions

• North Carolina (all state courts)
• Middle District of North Carolina, United States District Court


  • North Carolina Bar Association 2019 Young Lawyer’s Division Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

  • Triad Business Journal: 2019 Top 40 Leaders Under 40 Honoree

  • Super Lawyers: Rising Star 2019

  • Elon University School of Law Women's Law Association 2018 Young Alumna of the Year

  • Business North Carolina: Legal Elite for Family Law 2018, 2019

  • North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy 2017

  • Greensboro Bar Association: Herb Falk Society-Pro Bono Honor Society: 2017 (162 hours), 2018 (623.5 hours)

  • Elon University School of Law Graduation Marshall 2010

Speaking Engagements

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Department of Economics Commencement Keynote Speaker 2019

Associate Breakout Panel: Professionalism for New Attorneys (PNA) (North Carolina Bar Association)

Advocacy in Contempt Cases: 2018 Child Support Enforcement: Representing Respondents (UNC School of Government)

WFMY News 2- 2 Wants You to Know: Filing for Separation? You Don’t Have To

Preparing for Your Law Career: Practice Area Panel-Preparing for Your Law Career: Practice Area Panel (Elon University School of Law)

Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinic (Legal Aid of North Carolina)

Elon Law Admitted Students Panel (Elon University School of Law)

Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinic (Legal Aid of North Carolina)


Tying the Knot in North Carolina? Four Simple Steps to Making it Official (Saathee Magazine)

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Our Staff

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Marie Nall

Born in Euclid, Ohio, Marie spent her younger years in the south, growing up in South Carolina, Alabama, and North Carolina. Marie Nall is a 2011 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received her Bachelor's of Arts in Criminal Justice.  Marie is a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for Guilford County, where upon completing her training she realized she wanted to go back to school to become a paralegal. Marie is currently a student at Forsyth Technical Community College and will graduate in December 2019 with her Paralegal Diploma. In her free time, Marie enjoys spending time with her family and her five dogs, Jade, Momo, Chewy, Penny and Bella.