Before joining Daniel P. Costello & Associates in September 2018, Avani Kamdar acquired extensive litigation skills as a supervising attorney for the Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc. While running a unique pro bono program for the Clinic, Ms. Kamdar represented hundreds of litigants in auto accident, property damage, contract, collection, and housing cases. Ms. Kamdar’s role as supervisor included training new attorneys in civil litigation. Prior to that, Ms. Kamdar worked in foreclosure defense and family law.
As a result of her civil defense work, Ms. Kamdar was selected as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2018 and again in 2019. She has been a speaker and organizer for the Illinois Legal Advocates Conference on consumer law issues. She has also taught Business Law at Harold Washington College and made multiple television appearances on CAN TV’s legal call-in show. Ms. Kamdar speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati.
Ms. Kamdar received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law, with a certificate in International and Comparative Law. While there, she received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, was selected as a Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Fellow, and elected president of the DePaul Women’s Bar Association. Prior to law school, Ms. Kamdar received her M.A. and B.A. in English Literature.