Team

BAKU N. PATEL

Attorney

Attorney Baku N. Patel currently handles all of the criminal defense cases and personal injury/wrongful death matters at Patel Law, PC In the area of criminal defense, Mr. Patel is currently certified by the Illinois Supreme Court to be lead counsel in death penalty cases. He has been accepted as a member of the Capital Litigation Trial Bar, which is an exclusive membership to attorneys who have exemplified jury trial experience in handling murder cases to verdict.

CHAE M. LEE

Attorney

Mr. Lee specializes in Personal Injury, Auto Accidents and Social Security Disability Law at Patel Law, PC. Chae Lee received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Iowa, and attended Chicago Kent College of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2010. In law school, Chae participated in the legal clinic program, where he worked on disability and vaccine injury cases and also became a certified mediator at the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago.

KEVIN E. MARKES

Attorney

Kevin E. Markes handles Criminal Defense, Family Law, Workers compensation and personal Injury cases at Patel Law. PC. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 2006 and his juris doctor from the University of Illinois College 2009. He was sworn in by the Honorable Rita B. Garmin immediately after passing the bar in November of 2009. Since that time he has diligently pursued the interests of his clients.

ROBERT J. SCHERSCHLIGT

Attorney

Mr. Scherschligt’s practice consists of state and federal criminal defense, DUI, and personal injury cases. Prior to joining Patel Law, P.C, Bob served as Sangamon County’s Chief Public Defender from 2010 until 2020, and as Assistant Federal Public Defender/Branch Deputy for the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Central District of Illinois, Springfield Division, from 2008 until 2010. He has more than 27 years of criminal litigation experience. Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Millikin University’s Tabor School of Business and his Juris Doctorate degree from Creighton University’s School of Law. He is a registered Certified Public Accountant and is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois and Missouri. In addition, he is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals.

ANGIE COOPER

OFFICE MANAGER

Angie is the firm’s bookkeeper and Personal Injury case manager and has been with Patel Law Since February 2013. She has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of areas including Finance, Human Resources and Technology.

SHELLYE

LEGAL ASSISTANT

With prior legal experience and nursing studies, Shellye is a great asset to our Personal Injury practice. She’s the friendly face that greets you in our Urbana office.

DYLAN

INTERN

Dylan is a legal assistant working primarily in personal injury. He is a freshman at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he is majoring in Legal Studies. Dylan is a proud Urbana High 2019 Graduate. He enjoys playing Tennis and Soccer in his free time. He has recently developed a new love for Crossfit.

VANA

TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND DIGITAL MARKETING

Vana provides technical support at Patel Law office and manages their Digital Marketing.

Michael

INTERN

Michael is a legal assistant working primarily in personal injury. He is an undergraduate at the University of Illinois Chicago, IL, where he is majoring in Finance. Michael is preparing for his LSAT this summer. In his free time, he likes to play soccer.