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Dhruti Patel

Associate

Dhruti Patel is an Associate at Wilkinson Stekloff. Before joining the firm, Dhruti was a law clerk to the Honorable Laurie J. Michelson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C.

Dhruti attended University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Notes Editor for the Journal of Law Reform. During law school, she served as President of the South Asian Law Students Association and as President for the Michigan chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project. Dhruti also worked on the Voting Rights Initiative led by Professor Ellen Katz.

As a law student, Dhruti served as a Student Attorney in the Worker’s Rights Clinic, where she successfully led the defense of her client in an unemployment-fraud case and appeared before a Michigan state court for oral argument.


Education

  • Undergraduate: Indiana University, B.A., highest distinction (2017)
  • Law: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude (2020); Certificate of Merit in Torts

Clerkship

  • Judge Laurie J. Michelson, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2021-2023)

Publications

  • Policing Corporate Conduct Toward Minority Communities: An Insurance Law Perspective on the Use of Race in Calculating Tort Damages, 53 MICH. J. L. REFORM 227 (2019).