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If you need to sue someone or are being sued, it goes without saying that the level of legal representation you have on your side will directly affect the success of your case. At the Law Offices of Patel & Cardenas, our team of litigation professionals frequently win cases that other law firms turn away. We have over 30 years of collective legal and trial experience, and multi-disciplinary backgrounds in various areas of law; our extensive knowledge of the New York and New Jersey court systems can give you an important advantage. To us, your fight is personal. We’ll treat your case with all of the attention, dedication, and excellence it deserves!

Our litigation attorneys will take the time to listen to your story and accurately assess the legal challenge you are facing. We can answer any questions you may have and lay out all of the options available to you. If you are the party who is suing, we can file the summons and complaint; if you are the party who is being sued, we can file a response. We will walk with you every step of the way through pre-trial discovery, the trial phase, and the collection of reward (or appeal, if necessary). Call today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more!

We Focus On A Variety Of Litigation Situations; No Matter How Challenging Your Case May Be, Trust Us To Have Your Back & Relentlessly Pursue A Winning Outcome!

There are many circumstances that may warrant litigation. We are well-equipped to handle a variety of cases, including those involving:

Probate – When someone passes away, their estate may need to go through a complex court process known as probate in order for their assets to pass to their beneficiaries. A variety of legal disputes can arise during probate. Family members, creditors, and other vested parties may engage in litigation around the distribution of the inheritance. We understand how delicate probate can be, and we will work to protect your rights and your loved ones wishes. 

Foreclosure – If you miss mortgage payments on your home, you may be served with a foreclosure complaint; in order to save your home, you need a strong defense. Our lawyers can help you file an answer, understand your options, and protect your rights!

Partition Actions – When two or more co-owners of a piece of real estate property don’t agree on the future of the property, partition may be the best course of action; this allows the property to be divided into separate parts or sold, with the proceeds equitably. Partition action cases can be complicated, but we can protect your rights and work to achieve your ideal results!

Whistleblower/Retaliation Claims – Employees are protected from being retaliated against (demoted, fired, harassed, etc.) for objecting to something they believe is in violation of the law. For example, if you disclose information that your boss isn’t paying you the minimum wage, and they fire you because of it, we can help you make a whistleblower claim against them and recover compensation. The Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) protects your right to testify against your employer, to object to improper patient care practices (if you are a healthcare professional), and more.

Discrimination – People are protected from being treated differently by their employer, public businesses, landlords, and other parties on the basis of race, religion, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender expression, parental status, age, and other characteristics under various federal and state discrimination laws. If you have experienced discrimination or harassment, we can take legal action and pursue damages for the emotional and financial consequences you suffered!

Consumer Fraud – The Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) protects consumers against fraudulent marketplace practices. If you were sold a faulty product, or a seller failed to warn you about problems with a product that resulted in your injury, we can fight to hold the seller accountable and pursue maximum compensation. 

Interpleader Actions – When two or more parties are engaged in a dispute over an asset or assets that are held by a third party, the third party can deposit the asset with the court, who will then determine who should hold the assets; the third party (interpleader) is therefore removed from responsibility. We can help you understand how interpleader actions work and what the benefits may be depending on your circumstances!

Arbitration – Arbitration is an alternative to courtroom litigation that is less formal than a trial but more formal than a mediation or negotiation. In arbitration, parties take their disputes to an arbitrator who reviews the evidence, listens to both sides’ cases, and then makes a final decision. Arbitration can be either voluntary or mandatory (when it comes from a contract that is voluntarily entered into), and can be binding or non-binding (when a decision cannot be imposed upon the parties). Having a lawyer on your side can vastly improve the chances of a favorable decision. 

And More.

To date, we have won over 620 litigation awards on behalf of our clients, including recovering $1,200,000 on a single case that another law firm turned down as “un-winnable”. We have helped over 1,300 clients achieve their legal goals, and we can do the same for you! Initiating and responding to litigation is a time-sensitive matter. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and get started.

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Very pleased with the level of care and attention in dealing with this law firm. They were always quick to respond and patient with a very impatient first time home buyer! Robert Ranalli was my attorney and I would recommend for any legal needs.

Nashir M.

I had the pleasure of working with Veer Patel and staff for several months and could not have been more pleased with the attention, care, and professionalism of everyone at the firm. Really good experience and would definitely recommend!

Brian R.

Mario GarzonaMario Garzona
14:15 27 Mar 23
Thank to Patel and Cardanas. They helped us with an extreme amount of litigation with a partition real estate case. It’s allways difficult fighting with family but they navigated all the twists and turns we’re experienced and prepared to deal with it all. The outcome was better than anticipated I would use them and 100 percent recommend then. Thanks too Veer and John for the amazing work
Monica OzMonica Oz
02:29 03 Jan 23
I had a wonderful experience working with Veer Patel. He worked hard for me and got me the best possible result. His fees were reasonable and there were no surprise charges. He was also very compassionate regarding my circumstances. Mr Patel is skillful in explaining complex legal processes in layman's terms. He was always available for me night and day and would always return calls promptly. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.
Mustafa PachaMustafa Pacha
22:06 18 Nov 22
A respectable law firm. The attorneys & staff are courteous, prompt with return calls/emails and provide me with exceptional attention. As a first time home buyer, their patience with me was exceptional. Would definitely recommend to anybody who is looking for a real estate lawyer for their next closing
Melissa DuranMelissa Duran
21:19 01 Nov 22
Veer Patel and John Voorhees helped me file a partition against my ex boyfriend in April 2022 and in Nov 2022 I am happy to say my case was settled. I am beyond grateful to have chosen them for my legal battle. They were knowledgeable of the process, hard working, dedicated, and detailed. It was great to work with a team who I knew was fighting hard for me. I 100% recommend working with this law firm and would work with them again.
DhokhadhariNala LaroDhokhadhariNala Laro
00:45 23 Sep 22
True evil exists in this world and you DON'T want to meet it. If you do meet it, you need assistance from people who can fight it, such as this law firm. Mr. Patel and his associates helped me fight evil. That is not an elementary task.I saw a very few 1-star reviews of the firm (some pretty old). As you know, some people who write reviews on Amazon or elsewhere are not reliable reviewers and you cannot take their comments seriously. You decide.Read on if you care about my story (or skip it if you are satisfied that I rated them 5 stars). You will see the depths of evil that exist and what you can do. It may be too big to tackle on your own, so you need some expert help to navigate a way out.You know true evil exists, but you don't think too much about that fact or it would paralyze you. People would rather safely view evil on a fictional crime show, confident that they will never meet it in real life. You have seen evil yourself on television, but, unlike me, you may not have met it in person.I see true evil when I turn on the television and see sworn members of the US government utter completely false statements, assertions demonstrably untrue, but which they assume I will believe. My jaw hangs open at the malevolence of such action, the blatant dishonesty, the disregard for me as a citizen, the insidious diminution of my personal rights, the insatiable hunger for power and control that it exposes.Such people do not walk around enveloped by a cloud of green smoke; you won't realize it, at first, when you have met such a person. Hannah Arendt knew that and described it as the "banality of evil."Meeting evil doesn't have to mean encountering Ted Bundy in a parking lot. Evil can do things other than kill you. They are people with no conscience. Those are the most dangerous foes because they acknowledge no limits.I met such a person and, unfortunately, conducted business with him.He lied to me repeatedly and actively worked to prevent me from finding out the truth. He nimbly worded his sentences to avoid saying the words that would clue me in to the truth. Someone else knew the truth, so he tried to prevent me from talking to her. He even, perversely, tried to verbally prod me into thanking him for his seeming generosity, all the time knowing that he was very far short of generous. He knew what he was doing and did it with the cool efficiency of a member of the Sicherheitsdienst. He has apparently made a profitable career of it.After my lawsuit was filed, he lied frequently and extensively in court filings under oath and falsified evidence to deflect blame from himself, temporarily fooling even my own lawyers. He insisted he was actually the victim and expressed phony outrage that anyone would say he had been lying.It was like seeing one of the pernicious television people I described above, but in real life.True evil. No conscience. Chilling.You should pray you do not meet such a person. You would gasp in horror if I told you from which profession he had retired.Mr. Patel and the lawyers at this firm did some adroit legal work to set things right. The firm provides service in different legal areas, but I can only comment on the case for which I hired them, which is in the litigation area.You don't go to a reconstructive plastic surgeon to put 4 stitches into a laceration your son got on his leg sliding into base in Little League. Your insurance company would tell you it is a waste to use such an expert--a resident in the ER can do it instead. Similarly, you probably don't use these lawyers for a routine house closing. That would be a waste.You use these lawyers for complicated work.Mine was a complicated case requiring legal research and artful construction of court filings and we got a good result. That is why I recommend them.
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