Ved Chitale is an Associate attorney with Kennedy Hodges, joining the firm in 2018. Ved graduated from the University of Houston Law Center where he gathered a variety of work experience while studying law. Ved has worked on policy issues for a human rights advocacy group, served the needs of indigent Texans as a consumer law intern for a legal aid group, interned for the Chief Justice of the First Court of Appeals, worked part time for a civil rights law firm, and interned at the Texas Attorney General’s office in their consumer protection division. At the Law Center, Ved participated on the mock trial team, performed in-depth research for a professor on the False Claims Act, served as a student justice on the honor court, and championed the law school to prospective students as a UHLC ambassador. After law school, Ved worked for a general civil litigation firm in the Houston area for a short time and then joined Kennedy Hodges. Prior to law school, Ved worked as a business development and marketing manager for a prominent education company. Ved received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University.
Ved represents Plaintiffs across the country in Fair Labor Standards Act collective action litigation. His goal is to help workers recover the wages they are owed by their employers through effective, efficient, and aggressive litigation in Federal Courts. Ved’s background in business gives him a unique insight when litigating these claims, and his experience with the Texas attorney general’s office and a Plaintiff’s civil rights firm has shown him the zeal and resolve it takes to fight for those who have been wronged.
Ved spends time with family, participates in activities at his temple, plays music with friends, and roots for the Rockets in his spare time.
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- Texas A&M University
- University of Houston Law Center
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- The State Bar of Texas, Member
- Houston Bar Association
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- South Asian Bar Association