Former federal prosecutor, law director for a major American city, and large-firm trial lawyer.A civil-rights champion: First Amendment, police misconduct, voting rights, and other matters.As a former federal prosecutor, Chandra has experience in handling criminal fraud matters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Advocate of the Year||Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless||2011|
|Best Progressive Crusader||Cleveland Scene Magazine||2009|
|40 under 40||Crain's Cleveland Business||2003|
|Recognition for healthcare prosecutions||Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller||2002|
|Creating a Voice Award||Project Impact||2002|
|Outstanding Lawyer Award||New Mexico Bar Association||1995|
|John Garder Public Service Fellowship||Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service||1989|
|Managing Partner||The Chandra Law Firm, LLC||2005 - Present|
|Distinguished Practitioner in Residence & Adjunct Prof. of Law||Case Western Reserve School Of Law||2005 - 2005|
|Director of Law and Prosecuting Attorney||The City of Cleveland||2002 - 2005|
|Assistant United States Attorney||United States Department of Justice||1999 - 2002|
|Litigator||Thompson Hine & Flory||1997 - 1999|
|Litigator||Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro||1996 - 1997|
|Special Presidential Counsel||American Bar Association||1994 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Ohio Special Advisory Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Ohio Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|International Network of Boutique Law Firms||President, Ohio Chapter||2006 - Present|
|Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals Judicial Conference||Life Member||2006 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||Chair, Judicial Selection Committee||2011 - 2011|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||Vice Chair, Judicial Selection Committee||2010 - 2011|
|Cuyahoga County Bar Association||Vice Chair, Judicial Selection Committee||2006 - 2007|
|Cleveland Bar Association Diversity Action Commitee||Co-Chair||2005 - 2007|
|Cleveland Bar Association||Former Board of Trustees||2005 - 2008|
|Ku v. Mitchell, et al.||Confidential resolution; Professor Ku named new center director|
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|The Federal Lawyer||Charging Attorneys' Fees: A Plaintiff Lawyer's Perspective||2013|
|Cleveland Bar Journal||The Reform Experience of the Cleveland Department of Law||2005|
|Stanford University||Political Science and Sociology||A.B. with honors and dual departmental distinction||1989|
|Race Will Win the Race conference||Honoring the Voting Rights Act: Let's Stop the Voting Games||2014|
|NAPABA Central Regional Conference||Will my vote count? Voting-rights issues in Ohio and beyond||2014|
|Inn of Court||Inside View on Effectively Communicating Employment Issues with In-House Counsel||2013|
|Annual Meeting||Employment Law 2013||2013|
|A Collection of Closing Arguments: Your Last Stand||A Collection of Closing Arguments: Your Last Stand: Lockhart v. Woodmere Closing Argument||2012|
|8th Annual Trial Advocacy Institute||Trial Professionalism||2010|
|Professionalism Seminar||Professionalism and Game Theory||2005|
|Annual Trial Advocacy Institute||Trial Ethics||2005|
|Annual Conference||Appellate Oral Argument Showcase||2004|
|Spring Municipal Criminal Law||Criminal Law||2003|
|Office Of Inspector General: Criminal Healthcare Fraud||Office Of Inspector General: Criminal Healthcare Fraud Prosecutions||2000|
Posted by anonymous
As a trial lawyer how owns a practice out of state, I know not to act as my own attorney. When I needed to engage in a civil action in another state, going against a well-resourced opponent and a large firm, I chose The Chandra Law Firm. The eponymous Subodh Chandra and his partner, Ashlie Case Sletvold, employed equal parts aggression and discretion. They spent tremendous resources on fact-gathering, and wherever they went with me they were able to call in airstrikes from their support team back at the firm. Attorney/client contact was exceptionally frequent. They had the connections and savoir-faire to involve just the right people, and the result was something that brings me daily satisfaction years later.
Posted by Charles
I want to express my great appreciation to Subodh Chandra (and attorneys Ashlie Sletvold and Patrick Haney) for the excellent representation I received in a recent ADA lawsuit. As a Deaf man, Attorney Chandra and his staff undertook the additional work of learning about Deaf culture and the Deaf Community. My family and I are grateful for his sensitivity, respect and legal expertise. When MANY other attorneys turned me down, attorney Chandra was willing to invest the additional time, effort, expense and learning.
Posted by Arthur
I am a pediatrician in private practice in the Cleveland area for over 25 years. As leader of a group of 600 progressive physicians, I was approached by Mr. Chandra about a law that limited doctor participation in various state of Ohio political races. Many doctors were being denied the right to support candidates of their choice. Under Mr. Chandra's guidance we were able to successfully challenge the law via a suit against the Ohio Secretary of State. The Secretary, holding substantial powers in the state, was able to fund extensive appeals and fee challenges, but Mr. Chandra and his outstanding firm sustained the challenge over many years and ultimately prevailed all together.
Free speech was defended, truth was spoken to power, the rights of regular citizens were protected, all by the virtue, integrity, legal acumen, and persistence of this great man and firm.
Daniel Karon, Class action Attorney
I know of few lawyers, if any, in Cleveland or elsewhere who I would more strongly endorse than Subodh. In addition to doing superlative legal work, Subodh is honest, committed, and ethical. Indeed, I wouldn't hesitate to hire him myself.
Ronald Frederick, Class action Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Subodh is a lawyer's lawyer. He is brilliant, ethical an extremely hard worker and effective in his representation of his clients. He has the intellectual capacity to take on the most complex cases, yet is practical so that he never looses sight of what is necessary to bring a case to conclusion. He is a tireless worker who stands up for what is right. In sum, he is a great lawyer who just plain "gets it."