Raj Mahadass

Raj Mahadass

Managing Partner
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
832-844-6428
Fax:
832-202 -2018
Email:

Mr. Mahadass is a Managing Partner and Shareholder at Paranjpe & Mahadass LLP and represents plaintiffs in complex civil/commercial litigation, class actions, and  personal injury litigation. While working with the team at Paranjpe & Mahadass LLP, Mr. Mahadass has represented radiation exposure victims, employment discrimination victims, those injured in automobile accidents, cyber bullying victims, students injured by their school, and many others, against insurance companies and other types of corporations. 

Prior to forming Paranjpe & Mahadass LLP, Mr. Mahadass was an Assistant District Attorney ("ADA") for Harris County. While representing Harris County, the county with the third largest population in the United States, Mr. Mahadass  honed his representation skills while dealing with over 60 cases per day. Before his time as an ADA, Mr. Mahadass represented Harris County on the civil side, as an Assistant Staff Attorney for the Harris County Office of Court Management and an Assistant General Counsel for the Harris County Attorney's Office. In both of these roles, he further developed his problem solving and legal skills while assisting Harris County judges and other elected officials. Before he held these positions, Mr. Mahadass clerked for the Honorable R. Jack Cagle, formerly a Civil Court Judge and currently Harris County Commissioner Precinct 4, where he learned civil court procedures and jurisdictional issues. Through his prior experiences, Mr. Mahadass has expertise in leading negotiations, drafting motions, preparing other litigation documents, and arguing motions in court. 

Mr. Mahadass was born in Trenton, New Jersey and raised in both Trenton and Pennington, New Jersey. Mr. Mahadass stayed in New Jersey for high school and graduated from the prestigious Princeton Day School. Following high school graduation, Mr. Mahadass moved to New Orleans and graduated from Tulane University with a  Bachelors of Science in Management, with majors in two business fields, magna cum laude. While living in New Orleans, Mr. Mahadass made frequent trips to visit family, who remain like his second parents, in Houston. These visits cemented Mr. Mahadass' love for the City of Houston, a city he first visited when he was twelve years old. Deciding to explore another city before settling down in Houston, Mr. Mahadass went to Atlanta after college, where he graduated from the Emory University School of Law. 

Mr. Mahadass is currently a  good standing Member of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Mahadass has been a board member of the South Asian Bar Association of Houston for over 5 years, including past President, during which time the organization has expanded significantly. Mr. Mahadass is also on the board of the Tulane University Alumni Association of Houston, where he serves as Social Chair for over 5,000 alumni in the Houston area. Mr. Mahadass further works with his alma mater by participating on the board of the Tulane Association of Business Alumni of Houston. Mr. Mahadass is also a proud member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association. In his spare time, Mr. Mahadass enjoys playing golf, watching a variety of sports, exploring the Houston restaurant scene, and spending time with his family and friends.  

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Personal Injury Litigation
  • 20% Complex Civil / Commercial Litigation and Class Actions

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2013

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D.
  • Tulane University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science magna cum laude
    • Major: Management and Marketing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Asian Bar Association, President, 2014 - 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Harris County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2009 - 2012
  • Harris County Office of Court Management, Assistant Staff Attorney, 2006 - 2008

Languages

  • English