Meetesh Patel earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 1997 and completed his law degree from American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. in 2000. Mr. Patel is a member of the Maryland State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar and has a strong interest in international law. While he was a law student at American University, Mr. Patel clerked for the Special Trade Negotiator for The Office of The United States Trade Representative. Mr. Patel began his tenure in immigration law in 1998 by clerking for a business immigration firm in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has continued to practice immigration law in the Washington D.C./Baltimore metropolitan area since 2001. He is experienced in Business and family-based immigration, citizenship, asylum, and removal (formerly deportation).