Family Law Attorney Manisha P. Patel Receives Elon Law Young Alumna Award

Family law attorney Manisha P. Patel, of Ward Black Law, was recently honored with the 2018 Young Alumna Award by Elon Law’s Women’s Law Association.  The award recognizes Patel’s impact as a female leader in the legal community as well as her contributions to the legal profession.

The purpose of the Women’s Law Association (WLA) is “to create a system of educational, professional, and personal support and development for all individuals who are interested in women’s issues and the law.”  Patel embodies this purpose in her professional endeavors including her role as the President-Elect of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) for 2018 and her previous selection for the North Carolina Bar Association’s Leadership Academy.

“It is an honor to be recognized by my alma mater among my peers for my leadership in the legal community,” says Patel.  “I am committed to providing my clients with the highest level of service and helping others in my profession do the same.”

Manisha P. Patel earned her Juris Doctor from Elon University School of Law and holds undergraduate degrees in both economics and history from Virginia Tech. With a focus on family law, Patel joined Ward Black Law in 2013 where she offers compassionate legal counsel and support to clients during emotionally stressful transitions.  She has been involved with the Piedmont Triad Women Attorneys, a local chapter of the NCAWA, since 2015 and currently serves as Immediate Past- President.

Ward Black Law is one of the largest woman-owned firms in North Carolina. The firm represents people in accident injury, workers’ compensation, defective products, family law, veterans disability, and other matters. For more about Ward Black Law, visit

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