Manish has earned the following Degrees:

1.  Doctor of Jurisprudence- - 1999

     Mississippi College School of Law

2.  Masters of Science in Criminal Justice- - 1999

     University of Alabama

3.  Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice- -1995

     Auburn University

4.  Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College - -1993

     Associate of Arts

5.  Straughn High School- -1991

Manish previously  taught Criminal Justice at LBW Junior College for several years.

Manish is a current member and has been a member of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Court Committee since its inception.

Manish is a member of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Indigent Defense Commission since 2006 through the present date.

Manish is a member of the Alabama Association For Justice.


Manish has been and is currently the public defender in the City of Florala, Alabama for 15 years.

Manish is the current president of  Straughn Peewee Club which runs youth football for grades 1st through 6th.    Also, Manish is a executive board member of Straughn Youth Basketball which runs the youth basketball programs for boys and girls from 1st grade through 6 grade. 

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PATEL & SLEDGE Attorneys at Law is located in the former historic Studstill-Mathews Cadillac car dealership in downtown Andalusia. 

Manish and Chris are committed to providing the best possible representation for all your legal needs.  Both Manish and Chris are prior two term presidents of the Covington County Bar Association.  Manish and Chris were raised in Covington County, Alabama and are both proud graduates of Straughn High School and are leaders in the community.

With more than 30 years of combined experience litigating on our clients' behalf, you can focus on recovering, instead of finding yourself overwhelmed and worried about your court case.  We have extensive experience in handling cases involving wrongful death, car accidents, premises liability, divorce and criminal matters.  Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured Alabamians.   

Chris has earned the following Degress:

1.  Doctor of Jurisprudence- -1999

     Oklahoma City University School of Law

2.  Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice- -1996

     Auburn University- Cum Laude

3.  Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College- - 1993

4.  Straughn High School- -1991

Chris is the prosecutor for the Town of River Falls, Alabama.

Chris is the public defender for the Town of Lockhart, Alabama.

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