Man who worked as a labourer in Kerala is now a judge in US

January 09, 2023 04:35 PM

Surendran K Pattel, an attorney of Indian-origin, was sworn-in as the judge of 240th Judicial District Court in Texas on January 1.

Pattel, who was born to daily wagers in Kerala, worked as a labourer and beedi roller to assist his parents.

The 51-year-old received his law degree in 1995 and began practising in Kerala before practising in Supreme Court.

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