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Akshita Patel

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Practice Areas:

  • Immigration Law
  • Removal Defense
  • Asylum
  • Family-Based Immigration
  • U Visas
  • VAWA Cases


Akshita recently joined Rodriguez Bell & DiFranco Law Office LLC as an associate.  She grew up in Zambia and immigrated to the United States in 2004.  After going through the immigration process herself, Akshita helps immigrants and non-citizens with all types of immigration matters and specializes in asylum, removal defense, family-based immigration, U visas, and VAWA cases.

She received her Law Degree from University of Akron School of Law.  She went to Grand Valley State University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Legal Studies and a Minor in Spanish.

Prior to joining our team, she was in private practice where she worked closely with many clients from Central America.  Her fluency in the Spanish Language allows her to work directly with our clients to best represent them.  In addition to Spanish, she is fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati.  Outside of work, Akshita enjoys hiking with her husband and puppy Oliver. 

Current Employment Position

  • Associate


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
  • Grand Valley State University