Subodh Chandra

Subodh Chandra

The Chandra Law Firm, LLC
1265 West 6th Street, Suite 400
Cleveland, OH 44113

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About Me

Subodh (rhymes with “abode”) Chandra (rhymes with “tundra”) is managing partner of The Chandra Law Firm, LLC. His practice focuses on high-profile civil and appellate litigation, including civil-rights, employment, and business litigation; internal investigations; mediation; and white-collar-criminal law, in both federal and state courts. The litigation that Chandra handles often has a crisis-communications, public-policy dimension. Chandra has obtained six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for plaintiff clients.

Chandra completed service in 2005 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 healthcare 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.

After serving as law director, Chandra 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 and attorneys' fees expert in litigation.

Chandra is admitted to practice law in Ohio, California, and New Mexico (inactive).

Chandra is the father of triplet boys and lives in Cleveland.