Jeena Patel, 36

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Jeena Patel

Jeena Patel is a partner at Warner Norcoss & Judd, one of Michigan's largest and most successful law firms, and a member of the firm's Automotive Industry and Litigation Practice groups.  From defending clients in multimillion dollar lawsuits to negotiating long-term contracts with vehicle manufacturers, Patel focuses on high-stakes commercial and automotive supplier matters and has become a go-to legal expert within the automotive supplier community.

As a result of her superior skills and client service, she was recognized multiple times as a Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star" and was named an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Patel is vice president and outside general counsel for the Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the global automotive industry. She is also a member of Inforum, which focuses on the development of professional women, and a graduate of its Executive Leadership Program.

She is a past participant of the OESA Young Leadership Council and a 2016 graduate of Leadership Detroit. Patel graduated in with honors from the University of Michigan- Dearborn with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2002 and received her juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 2006.  She resides in Sterling Heights with her husband, Vikas and their two sons, Devin and Dillan. 

The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2017.