Kunti Dudakia joined the firm in August 2013. Her practice focuses on employment law and civil rights litigation with an expertise in disability law.
Prior to coming to SDSHH, Ms. Dudakia completed a two-year fellowship as the inaugural Kirkland & Ellis Justice Fellow at the Disability Rights Legal Center ("DRLC") in Los Angeles. At DRLC, Kunti ran the organization's Community Advocacy Program and was also part of DRLC's Civil Rights Litigation team. She worked on cutting-edge disability discrimination cases and was lead counsel on a disability discrimination case involving police misconduct against the City and County of Los Angeles.
Ms. Dudakia received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, (Boalt Hall) in 2011. While at Boalt, Ms. Dudakia earned the William K. Coblentz Civil Rights Endowment Student Research Fellowship, the Boalt Hall Dean's Fellowship and was appointed as the Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee and Solicitations Editor for the Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy. Ms. Dudakia was also a Co-Founder of the Women of Color Collective. Ms. Dudakia has served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Bobbi Tillmon, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, provided eviction defense services for low-income indigent clients at the East Bay Community Law Center, spent a summer working at the ACLU of Southern California and a semester in Washington D.C. at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section.
Prior to law school, Ms. Dudakia graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B. A. in Communications and Women's Studies. She was a member of the award-winning UCLA Mock Trial team, recipient of the Constance Coiner Undergraduate Award for scholarship on feminist and working class issues and graduation class speaker.