Background: Now in her tenth year of practice, Chanda is no stranger to the courtroom and she has sat as first chair on numerous jury trials throughout Central Ohio. Chanda has focused her legal practice on personal injury and employment litigation cases. She’s been helping injured people get fair and reasonable compensation since she was a second year law student.
Prior to forming Walton + Brown, LLP, Chanda was the lead trial attorney in a local Columbus personal injury law firm for seven years. She also worked as an attorney with the US Department of Labor, where she gained valuable insight into various employment law cases.
Chanda has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, a prestigious honor given to very few attorneys. Chanda is one of the youngest and the ONLY African American female in Ohio to receive this award in 2015. Chanda has also been selected as a Top 100 overall and a Top 40 under 40 lawyer by the National Black Lawyers Association. In addition, Chanda is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an elite group of attorneys that limits its membership to only those attorneys who have settled or received jury verdicts of at least one million dollars.
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Education: Chanda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems (summa cum laude) in 2003 from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Chanda returned to Dayton and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Dayton in 2006. While at the University of Dayton, Chanda was awarded several academic scholarships for her scholastic achievements and was also selected to be a member of the school's prestigious Moot Court team. She received CALI (highest grade) awards in several classes and graduated in the top tier of her class. After graduation from law school, Chanda clerked for a federal judge for two years before joining a Columbus personal injury law firm as the lead litigation attorney.
In the Community: Chanda is a member of the American Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Ohio Association for Justice. Chanda is an active member of the Columbus (OH) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, where she serves on the Social Action Committee.
Family Life: Chanda is married and lives with her husband Robert and their children Ryla and Caleb in Columbus, OH. Chanda is originally from Louisville, KY but grew up in Dayton, OH and has lived in Columbus for the last eight years.