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 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.
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 certified mediator and licensed by both the Texas State Bar and Georgia State Bar. She is a commissioner of the City of Houston Police Officers Civil Service Commission. She is a member of the National Employment Law Council, the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, the Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, and DAYA Legal Clinic. She is a past president of the Indo American Charity Foundation. Radha is a part of 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.