Attorney Manisha P. Patel was selected by membership for a second term as President of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) for 2020. Patel was selected for this leadership position, by the membership, at the 2019 Annual Conference of NCAWA in Greensboro, NC on October 11, 2019. Her previous roles on the Executive State Board of NCAWA include Education Committee Chair, Secretary, Vice-President, and President-Elect. Patel also served as President of the local chapter of NCAWA, Piedmont Triad Women Attorneys for the calendar years of 2016 and 2017.
The NCAWA is a statewide non-profit organization founded in 1978 with the mission to promote the participation of women in the legal profession and advance the rights and welfare of women under the law. The efforts of the NCAWA throughout the years have resulted in the passing of numerous laws improving the welfare of women and children in the state of North Carolina on issues including domestic violence, equitable distribution of marital property, and child support enforcement.
Manisha P. Patel earned her Juris Doctor from Elon University School of Law and holds bachelor’s degrees in both economics and history from Virginia Tech. With a focus on family law, Patel started her solo practice in November 2018 after spending over six years in private practice. Manisha offers compassionate legal counsel and support to family law clients during emotionally stressful transitions and difficult life situations.