Mandeep S. Chhabra is the managing member of Cochran and Chhabra, LLC. He practices criminal defense and plaintiff’s personal injury law in the state of Maryland.
Mr. Chhabra’s interest in law dates to his freshman year in high school. He decided then that practicing as a civil litigator and criminal defense attorney would be his future. He believes growing up as a minority in Maryland and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology allow him to better understand many of the underlying issues his clients endure. The sincere empathy Mr. Chhabra feels for his clients fosters a strong attorney-client relationship, which he finds to be a very rewarding and enriching experience.
Mr. Chhabra volunteers his time for charitable legal work, which includes helping those with little or no means to pay for a private attorney; being actively involved in community activities promoting justice for citizens through the Maryland Association for Justice; and by working closely with younger clients in adverse situations.
He was selected as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers®, a widely used guide of the nation’s top legal talent. Mr. Chhabra also received the awards for Leading Lawyer from What’s Up Magazine; the Readers Choice Award from the Capital Newspaper; and the Top 40 Under 40 award from the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Chhabra’s writings include, “Nuts & Bolts: The DUI/DWI Case,” Trial Reporter – Journal of the Maryland Association for Justice, Trial Lawyers Organization, 2011, which is a basic summary of issues that can occur in a Maryland DUI/DWI case. The article includes trial tactics and tips, as well. He collaborated with Gill Cochran on this matter.
He is active in the legal community and serves as a Board Member of the Maryland Association for Justice. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice; the Anne Arundel Bar Association; the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association; the National Criminal Defense Attorney Association; the American Bar Association; and the South Asian Bar Association.
Mr. Chhabra received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University. He graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland. In addition to his native language English, he speaks Punjabi, Hindi and Spanish. Mr. Chhabra is married and lives in Annapolis, Maryland. He enjoys running and spends his spare time training for a variety of races and events.