Patel Ervin PLLC

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Business Experience

Mr. Patel has extensive experience in business. He has co-founded three companies:


Aphelion Legal Solutions: Aphelion provides eDiscovery consulting, legal process outsourcing, and attorney staffing services. Aphelion has offices in Houston, Texas, Washington, DC, and Chennai, India. Mr. Patel currently serves on the  Board of Aphelion Legal Solutions.

Vapssky Technologies: Vapssky provides software development solutions with a focus on complex web applications, smartphone applications, and cross-platform development and database integration. Vapssky's delivery team is based in Chennai, India. Mr. Patel currently serves on Vapssky's board.

Past Employment Positions

DLA Piper, Litigation Associate

Publications / Presentations

“No More My Lais: Reshaping the Law of Command Responsibility,” published in To Oppose Any Foe: The Legacy of U.S. Intervention in Vietnam, Carolina Academic Press, 2006.


“The International Impact of U.S. eDiscovery Obligations – Managing Risk and Reducing Compliance Costs,” The Fourth International Conference on Legal,Security, and Privacy Issues in IT Law, November 3 – 5, 2009, Sliema, Malta.


“Resolving the Unique Challenges Involved with Legal Process Outsourcing in India,”American Conference Institute LPO Summit, February 23 – 24, 2009, New York City, NY.

More About Mr. Patel

Mr. Patel grew up in Columbus, Georgia and first moved to the Houston area to attend Rice University.


Mr. Patel lives in Houston with his wife Carrie Patel and their 5 year old dog Maggie.


Mr. Patel teaches Torts and Civil Procedure for Rice University's Graduate Paralegal Certification Program.