Illinois Attorney Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Litchfield Cavo attorney Radhika Lohia was profiled in a written Q&A by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin following her election as 2018 President of the Asian American Bar Association. In the interview, Radhika recounted her journey from New Delhi, India to beginning her legal career at Michigan State University College of Law. Afterwards, Rahika worked at the Cook County State Attorney’s office, later joining Litchfield Cavo LLP’s Chicago office in 2018.
“For as long as I can remember, I have viewed myself as a litigator thinking quickly on my feet and strategizing to bring the best solution to the set of facts that were given to me,” she said. “That thought is what drove me to go to law school.”
Radhika expressed her desire to start an early career mentor program for students in connection with the Asian American Bar Association. She predicts this initiative will help with Asian American representation as well.
“I also want to start a young leaders program within law students and young attorneys so that we can have more Asian-American attorneys in the community to make our city’s leadership more representative of the population,” she said.
In the future, she hopes increasing mentorship will bring the legal community closer together and encourage younger attorneys to be more involved in their respective practices.
“When I first started practicing law, there were many times when older attorneys and judges didn’t take my opinion on a case seriously,” she said. “It was very discouraging for me. However, I see that changing. I’ve noticed that the attorney community has become more receptive to opinions of young female attorneys.”
Radhika was also featured on CAN TV’s Legal Leaders on December 8, 2018, following her election. She continues to contribute to the business litigation, general liability and insurance coverage practice areas as she serves in this volunteer position.
The Asian American Bar Association is an organization representing thousands of Asian American legal professionals and community members. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin is a daily publication focusing on court information, legal organizations and lawyers, changes regarding case law and pending legislation and expert analyses in numerous practice areas.