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Subodh Chandra - Cleveland, OH

1265 West 6th StreetSuite 400 Cleveland, OH 44113 - 1326

Updated: 02/18/2024

Cleveland Civil and Appellate Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Subodh (rhymes with "abode") Chandra (rhymes with "tundra") is the founding and managing partner of The Chandra Law Firm, LLC.

Chandra's practice focuses on high-profile civil and appellate litigation, including civil-rights, employment, and business litigation; and on internal investigations and white-collar-criminal law, in both federal and state courts. The litigation that Chandra handles often has a crisis-communications, public-policy dimension...

Subodh (rhymes with "abode") Chandra (rhymes with "tundra") is the founding and managing partner of The Chandra Law Firm, LLC.

Chandra's practice focuses on high-profile civil and appellate litigation, including civil-rights, employment, and business litigation; and on internal investigations and white-collar-criminal law, in both federal and state courts. The litigation that Chandra handles often has a crisis-communications, public-policy dimension.

Before founding the firm, Chandra served as Director of Law of the City of Cleveland, a billion-dollar corporation. Chandra led the work of an 82-lawyer department with both criminal and civil divisions. He also sometimes served as the City's acting mayor.

As Cleveland's general counsel, Chandra handled legal work in-house and slashed by nearly 90% spending on outside counsel, saving millions; moved vigorously through in-house investigations to clean up internal corruption; restored the department's reputation; and attracted top performers who helped make it Ohio's most diverse law firm.

Previously, as federal prosecutor, Chandra successfully prosecuted health-care fraud and corruption―winning recognition from FBI director Robert Mueller. Before that, Chandra served as a litigator in large firms in both Cleveland and Los Angeles, and served as special presidential counsel at the American Bar Association.

Chandra is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he was executive editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He also graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University, which awarded him the John Gardner Fellowship to work with Ohio Governor Dick Celeste.

Chandra has served as Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, teaching appellate practice and legal ethics. He has served as an ethics expert in litigation.

Long active in assisting people who aspire to public service, Chandra was also a 2006 candidate for Ohio Attorney General, winning most newspaper endorsements. The Cincinnati Enquirer called Chandra "the best candidate Ohio Democrats have produced in years." Chandra presently serves on a Special Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Chandra is admitted to practice law in Ohio, California, and New Mexico (inactive), and in federal courts around the country.

About Subodh Chandra

Practice Areas

  • Civil and Appellate Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Business Litigation
  • White-Collar Criminal Law
  • Mediation

Litigation

  • 100%

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Hindi
  • Hindustani

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • California
  • New Mexico

Other Affiliations

  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Ohio Special Advisory Committee (Member)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Judicial Selection Committee (Former chair)
  • Cleveland Bar Association’s Diversity Action Committee (Former co-chair)
  • Cleveland Bar Association (Former Board of Trustees member)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Member)
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms (Ohio Chapter President)

Education

  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
    Law Review: Yale Law & Policy Review, Executive Editor
  • Stanford University
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: With Distinction
    Honors: John Gardner Fellowship to work with Ohio Governor Dick Celeste

Past Positions

  • City of Cleveland, Director of Law and Prosecuting Attorney, 2002 - 2005
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio. U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Thompson Hine LLP, Litigator
  • Christiansen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro, Litigator
  • American Bar Association, Special Presidential Counsel

Classes and Seminars

  • Distinguished practitioner and adjunct professor taught appellate practice and legal ethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Subodh Chandra

Included on the 2024 Ohio list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Subodh Chandra on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • The Cincinnati Enquirer called Chandra “the best candidate Ohio Democrats have produced in years”
  • Recognition by FBI director Robert Mueller for federal prosecutions
  • Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Advocate of the Year
  • Best Progressive Crusader (Cleveland Scene Magazine)
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business “40-under-40” award
  • Outstanding lawyer award from New Mexico Bar Association
  • Life Member, Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals Judicial Conference

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Address

1265 West 6th StreetSuite 400 Cleveland, OH 44113 - 1326

Fax

  • 216-578-1800

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

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