Hill Ward Henderson is pleased to announce that Anisha P. Patel has been appointed to serve leadership and committee positions for the Florida Bar and the Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD).
On June 19, 2020, Patel was sworn in for her fourth term on the Florida Bar YLD Board of Governors by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady. Patel is the elected representative for Seat 2 in the 13th Judicial Circuit and will be Vice-Chair of the YLD’s Inclusion and Equality Committee this year. She will also serve on the Executive Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, Technology Committee, and CLE Committee.
Patel has also been appointed by Florida Bar President, Dori Foster-Morales, to serve a one year term on the Florida Bar’s Unlicensed Practice of Law Standing Committee. Patel’s term will take effect on July 1, 2020. The rules regulating the Florida Bar establish one statewide Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law to supervise circuit unlicensed practice of law committees. The Standing Committee operates under the authority of the Florida Bar Board of Governors. When the Board of Governors approves, based on a recommendation from the Standing committee, the Bar may initiate litigation seeking a civil injunction. The Standing Committee also has the authority to issue proposed formal advisory opinions on whether specific conduct constitutes the unlicensed practice of law. The proposed opinions are filed with the Supreme Court of Florida.
Patel is an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group and represents individuals and firms in a variety of business-related disputes, including professional liability matters, insurance coverage disputes, and the defense of accessibility lawsuits concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act.