Nishma Patel

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Nishma Patel is a civil litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Charlotte office. As a member of Holland & Knight's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, Ms. Patel focuses her practice in the area of complex commercial and business litigation matters in state and federal court. She is experienced in assisting clients resolve complex disputes through negotiation, mediation and litigation.

Ms. Patel has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of legal actions involving real estate, including landlord/tenant disputes, residential and commercial foreclosures, and real estate receiverships. Additionally, she has protected client interests in encroachment matters, partition litigation, adverse possession disputes and easement matters.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Patel worked as an associate attorney with a focus in construction, real estate, business and employment litigation. Before joining private practice, Ms. Patel served as a felony prosecutor, during which time she tried hundreds of cases to verdict.


  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D.
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., Psychology and Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • North Carolina
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Rules Committee, July 2022-Present
  • Our VOICE, Board Member, October 2022-Present
  • Miss North Carolina Organization, General Counsel, June 2022-Present
  • Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, Board Member, March 2022-Present
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, General Litigation, 2023-2024
  • Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Real Estate, 2024
  • Legal Elite – Young Guns, Business North Carolina magazine, 2023
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2022, 2023
  • Order of Barristers, 2016

Speaking Engagements