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Joli J. Patel

Joli Patel joined Connolly Krause LLC as an associate attorney in 2022. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Patel worked as an associate attorney for a well-known law firm, where she represented major banks and credit card companies. She successfully litigated consumer and commercial cases on charged-off credit cards and breach of auto-loans.


Ms. Patel achieved her undergraduate at Northern Illinois University, majoring in Political Science. She then attended University of Missouri Kansas-City School of Law, where she achieved Dean’s List during multiple semesters and served as research editor for UMKC Law Review. During law school, she clerked for a circuit judge and worked at various law firms. She also spent a summer working at an American law firm in Beijing, China. Ms. Patel received CALI Award of Excellence for achieving highest grade in Intellectual Property Law, Intellectual Property Litigation and Global Legal Studies.


Ms. Patel and her husband live in northwest suburbs of Chicago. She enjoys spending time with family and learning to cook.



E-mail: jpatel@cktrials.com

Office: (312) 466-7209

  • General Civil Defense

  • Constitutional Torts

  • Medical / Dental Malpractice Defense 

  • ISBA

  • University of Missouri Kansas-City School of Law, 2017

  • Northern Illinois University, 2014

  • Illinois, 2018