Subodh Chandra

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Cleveland, OH

The Chandra Law Firm LLC
 | 1265 West 6th Street, Suite 400
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-578-1700
Fax: 216-578-1800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1998
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Constitutional Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hindi
Attorney Profile

As the founder and managing partner of The Chandra Law Firm LLC, Subodh Chandra has gained an impressive reputation as one of Ohio’s most prestigious civil rights attorneys. He focuses primarily on high-profile civil and appellate litigation, and he includes employment law, constitutional law and white collar defense in his practice. Mr. Chandra also has extensive experience defending whistleblowers’ rights and those who have been discriminated against by employers.

After graduating with honors and distinction from Stanford University, Mr. Chandra received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as the executive editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Today, Mr. Chandra is admitted to practice law in Ohio, California and New Mexico, as well as numerous federal courts throughout the United States.

Before starting his practice, Mr. Chandra built a strong presence as a federal prosecutor, bringing down corporations accused of corruption, health care fraud, tax and bank fraud, and other serious crimes that harm the innocent. As former Director of Law for the City of Cleveland, Mr. Chandra was responsible for saving millions of dollars for the city on outside counsel, as well as for clearing internal corruption. His early work litigating in a large Los Angeles law firm had him representing major motion picture studios and media companies, including defending the show "Hard Copy" in a libel lawsuit by Michael Jackson.

Currently, Mr. Chandra serves on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ special advisory committee for Ohio, and he is an active member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Judicial Selection Committee.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Rights (30%): Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Civil Litigation (10%)

Constitutional Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019

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About Subodh Chandra

Admitted: 1998, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Advocate of the Year, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, 2011
  • Best Progressive Crusader, Cleveland Scene Magazine, 2009
  • Forty under 40 Award, Crain's Cleveland Business, 2003
  • Recognition for, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller, 2002
  • Creating a Voice Award, Project Impact, 2002
  • Outstanding Lawyer Award, New Mexico Bar Association, 1995
  • John Gardner Public Service Fellowship, Stanford University Haas Center for Public Service, 1989
  • Life Member, Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals Judicial Conference

Bar/Professional Activity:

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


  • Jury verdict of $2,000,750 in First Amendment-retaliation/employment retaliation case, Lockhart v. Village of Woodmere, et al., N.D. Ohio., 2008

Educational Background:

  • Stanford University, A.B. with honors and dual departmental distinction in political science and sociology, 1989
Office Location for Subodh Chandra

1265 West 6th Street
Suite 400
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: 216-578-1700

Fax: 216-578-1800

Subodh Chandra:

Last Updated: 2/1/2019

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