Shreedhar “Shree” Patel is an attorney in the Labor and Employment Group at the Dallas offices of Baron & Budd. In that capacity he represents clients in complex commercial, business, labor and employment litigation. Mr. Patel drafts pleadings, motions and briefs in support of our clients’ cases, in addition to advising them on the strengths, weaknesses and potential outcomes of their lawsuits.
In 2007, Mr. Patel obtained dual undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Houston. He received his law degree from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2010. During his legal studies at Tulane University, Mr. Patel joined the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic where he gained valuable experience working on environmental issues, and submitted an appellate brief to the Arkansas Supreme Court. He also competed on the interschool Ruby R. Vale Appellate Moot Court team, and was an active member of the Tulane Inn of Court, a group focused on ethics, civility and professionalism in the practice of law. He also served as research assistant to one of his professors. At the time he received his J.D., Mr. Patel was also awarded a certificate in International and Comparative Law.
Following law school, Shree Patel worked for a boutique litigation firm in the Houston area, where he honed his skills in environmental and commercial litigation. He then served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge Rebecca F. Doherty of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. During his clerkship, Mr. Patel was the law clerk on Multi-District Litigation (MDL) No. 2299, IN RE: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation, a group of more than 3,000 civil actions arising from allegations that the diabetes drug Actos increased the risk of bladder cancer in plaintiffs to whom the drug was prescribed, and that defendants concealed their knowledge of the risk and failed to adequately warn users.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Patel has successfully represented employees in Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) actions. In a decertified collective action spanning across Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Missouri and Alabama, he obtained an award of more than $154,372.00 in wages for employees. He second-chaired a federal court bench trial on behalf of plaintiffs in a FLSA collective action against a steakhouse, assisted in representation of tipped-employees in FLSA collective actions in the Western District of Texas, assisted in representation of a corporate client in a California wage and hour class action, successfully represented a corporate client in employment discrimination arising from an alleged violation of Americans with Disabilities discrimination action in the Southern District of Indiana, and successfully represented a client in a Title VII discrimination claim before the EEOC.
Mr. Patel is actively involved in the legal community, serving as a member of the Houston Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy Class and as a member of the Garland Walker Inn of Court. In 2015, he co-authored a publication for the State Bar of Texas on employment law, and the same year served as a panelist in a roundtable discussion focusing on practice in federal court.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Shree Patel enjoys a fanatical passion for all things sports. He also knows his way around cars, having had his highly modified import nationally recognized in several automotive publications. Just as he brought exacting perfectionism to customizing his car while in college, so, too, Mr. Patel brings a razor-sharp focus to his cases. “I know the law is a very powerful tool,” he says, “and I enjoy using my knowledge of the law to change the lives of our clients at Baron & Budd.”
- “Fiduciaries in Texas: A Moving Concept”, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, The Advocate (2015).
- Do’s and Don’ts for Federal Law Practice, A roundtable discussion on federal practice tips from former federal law clerks, UT Law CLE, May 2015.
Tulane University Law School (J.D. 2010)
University of Houston (B.B.A. 2007)
University of Houston (B.S. 2007)
Bar & Court Admissions
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Garland Walker Inn of Court
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association
American Association of Justice