Pooja Patel



Tel: (951) 826-8315


At a Glance

Pooja represents public and private entities in a variety of labor and employment litigation matters.
She also provides advice and counsel to employers.
She serves on the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California Executive Board as the Treasurer.

Pooja Virendra Patel is an associate in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Labor & Employment practice group. She represents private and public employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits that allege claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and wage and hour violations, among other employment claims.
Pooja provides advice and counsel to private and public employers regarding medical leaves, harassment complaints, discipline, wage and hour laws, ADA compliance and other matters. She drafts employee handbooks.
She is a member of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, where she sits on the Executive Board as the treasurer.
Pooja is experienced in both California and federal courts and has substantial experience in counseling employers in pre-litigation matters, representing employers in administrative hearings and all stages of civil litigation.
While in law school, Pooja was a senior editor for the Law Review, a member of the Jonathon M. Ault Mock Trial Team and served as an Extern for the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio. She is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.


  • Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, J.D.
  • California State University, Long Beach, B.A., international studies


  • California

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