Vanessa Negrete


Vanessa Negrete is an experienced employment defense attorney. She works closely with businesses of all sizes to minimize disputes relating to workplace harassment, violence, wage and hour issues, social media policies, Facebook Firing, FMLA and ADA issues.

She has litigation experience in labor and employment matters involving wage and hour lawsuits and class actions, as well as claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and breach of contract. She defends clients against investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the California of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Darshan Patel, Esq.


Darshan Patel is an entrepreneur as well as an attorney. He has deep knowledge of the hospitality industry, gained through his work as an owner and manager of independent and franchised hotel properties.

Leading a team of hospitality attorneys at DPA Attorneys at Law, Darshan combines his operational insights with an understanding of federal and state law when resolving disputes involving hotels, restaurants, and other businesses across the state of California.

He understands the practical business need to minimize employment litigation through management training and other preventative measures. As a defense lawyer, he focuses on the efficient and timely resolution of employment and workers’ compensation claims in pre-suit, litigation, or settlement negotiations.