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Houston, TX 77056
- Corporate Governance
- Labor & Employment
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Radha Thiagarajan has worked with employers for more than two decades to resolve a wide range of labor and employment issues. She specializes in both transactional and litigation matters.
As a former Commissioner on the City of Houston Police Officers Civil Service Commission, she has extensive experience reviewing disputes related to employee discipline and analyzing their propriety under the collective bargaining agreement currently in effect. Radha has represented employers in state and federal court and before the EEOC, Department of Labor, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Comptroller and various other state and federal agencies.
She devotes a considerable amount of time to risk prevention and mitigation by counseling clients prior to making employment decisions as well as training and policy development to prevent employee issues from arising in the first place. This service has proven valuable to employers in today’s marketplace. She has also presented at seminars and webinars devoted to issues in the workplace.
Prior to joining KPPB LAW, Radha was a partner with Lam, Lyn & Philip PC and headed the Employment Section. She also spent a decade as a partner of Gaughan, Stone & Thiagarajan where she maintained a general civil practice. She has also served as a briefing attorney for the Texas Court of Appeals, Fifth District in Dallas. Early in her legal career she interned with Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini at the State Capitol in Austin.
Radha is proud of her track record of successfully defending employers against invalid overtime complaints. In one case, the jury completely denied any recovery to plaintiff. In addition, Radha was the attorney of record for Biddlecome v. M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital, a case of first impression upholding the application of the FMLA by the Southern District of Texas.
Radha is an associate municipal court judge for the City of Houston Municipal Courts, a trained mediator and licensed by both the Texas State Bar and Georgia State Bar. For several years, she has provided pro bono legal services to DAYA Legal Clinic, and mediation services for the Harris County DRC. She was selected by the American Arbitration Association for the 2020 Higginbotham Fellows Program and the Leadership Houston, Class XXXV (2016).
Radha earned her law degree from University of Texas Law School, where she founded the Asian Law Students Association. She earned her bachelors of arts degree in political science with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
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