Ketan U. Kharod, Esq.
Mr. Kharod chose to become a lawyer for two primary reasons: to assist those injured by the misconduct of others and to ensure access to the judicial system.

He has represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury cases, from common car and trucking collisions to complex asbestos, pharmaceutical, and qui tam whistleblower litigation at the trial or appellate levels. In addition, he provides litigation support in lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country, whether by assisting in motion practice or serving as local counsel. Mr. Kharod also represents individuals in general civil litigation matters, including family and employment law.

Prior to entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court in the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas.

Mr. Kharod received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review and a Board Member of Texas Law Fellowships. Before moving to Austin in 1997, he earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Mr. Kharod is also a credentialed mediator, completing his mediation training from the University of Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Kharod serves as a Councilmember for the City of Sunset Valley. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA), a nonprofit organization based in Austin that primarily assists Asian families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking, and is a co-coordinator of Austin’s annual Be the Change Day of Service. He is also active in the community service and interfaith efforts of the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center of Austin.

University of Texas School of Law, with honors (J.D., 2000)
    Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
    Board Member, Texas Law Fellowships
    Peregrinus Consul Award for service to UT Law School

Georgetown Public Policy Institute, with honors (M.P.P., 1995)
Georgetown University, with honors (B.A., 1994)

University of Texas School of Law, Center for Public Policy    
    Dispute Resolution, Basic Mediation Training (2008)
National Institute of Trial Advocacy, National Session (2004)

Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional Awards
Pro Bono Award (2016), State Bar of Texas, Asian Pacific Interest Section
Community Engagement Award (2015), Indian American Coalition of Texas

Professional Associations

Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association of Justice
Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF) Education Fund
Austin Asian American Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association of Austin