Reena Patel, Senior Associate

Reena Patel, Senior Associate

Reena J. Patel is a Senior Associate with Hearne & Bailey, P.A. and focuses her practice in civil litigation and business organization and compliance matters. She has experience in various phases of litigation in both federal and state courts, including discovery, motions, appeals, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Patel received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in 2005, and Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of law in San Diego in 2008 (Cum Laude). In addition, she obtained a Master of Laws degree specializing in international trade from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009 (Summa Cum Laude).Ms. Patel is licensed to practice in the States of Maryland, New York, and California, and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory.

In 2009, Ms. Patel opened a law firm in San Diego, California where she primarily handled civil litigation, real estate, and other business legal matters. In 2012, she relocated to the island of Saipan, located in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where she initially served as Assistant Attorney General, before being promoted to First Assistant and eventually Chief of the Civil Division in 2014. During this time, Mrs. Patel served as general legal counsel to multiple local agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Labor, and Finance. Ms. Patel also represented the government in several civil suits before the Commonwealth Superior Court, Commonwealth Supreme Court, and Federal District Court. Most notably, Ms. Patel served as lead counsel for the government and successfully negotiated a settlement worth over $1 billion in a class action pension dispute.

Ms. Patel, a native New Yorker, recently moved to Salisbury with her husband, and has two sons.

You can reach Reena by calling (410) 749-5144 or emailing her at