Akunna Ofodu

Associate Attorney
 

  713-715-7334
  Houston, Texas
With a background in employment and labor law, Akunna Ofodu makes it her mission to protect her clients’ best interests like they were her own. Driven to exceed expectations and build lifelong relationships, she is devoted to helping her clients protect themselves and their businesses on the front-end.
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Akunna Ofodu born in Kansas City, Missouri is passionate about labor and employment issues. She graduated from California Western University in San Diego in 2018 and has been practicing attorney in Texas since 2019. Akunna defends and represents small business owners and employers in labor and employment matters. She provides strategic advice on a range of employment, discrimination, employee handbooks, business formation, construction and real estate issues. Ofodu is results oriented and known for developing client relationships. She translates client goals in simple and realistic terms and has used all her skills to the benefit her clients at The Cromeens Law Firm.

 

Why Statement

“I believe that people spend most of their life in the workplace, and their rights there should be protected. I enjoy helping businesses grow and defending employers in employment issues. My representation is honest, straight forward, and hands-on. I pride myself on helping my clients relay their personal objectives to get a favorable resolution in their situations.”

-Akunna Ofodu

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Areas of Practice
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
Representative Experience
  • Collected millions of dollars for subcontractors and material suppliers before and through litigation.
  • Filed more than a thousand lawsuits to foreclose or remove mechanic’s liens, with several of those being tried to a jury.
  • Defended hundreds of subcontractors when they have been sued on their subcontract.
  • Reviewed numerous subcontracts, and advised subcontractors on changes and negotiated better terms on their behalf.
  • Managed to build a thriving, growing, and diverse firm that is focused on the subcontractor and construction litigation from the ground up.
Representative Experience & Areas of Practice
Areas of Practice
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Business Formation
Representative Experience
  • Represented client in a large constructive discharge case.
  • Represented multiple business owners in contract drafting, negotiation and contract management.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and advised business owners in formation and development of handbook.
  • Advised business owners on a variety of employment issues including violations of wage and hour practices, discrimination and workers comp.
Education and Bar Admissions:

Education:

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California

    J.D. – 2018

  • Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

    B.A. – 2015

    Bar Admissions:

    • Texas, 2019
    Published Works, Honors, and Awards:

    Speaking Engagements:

    • Panelist on Entrepreneurs Guide to Building During Quarantine
    Professional & Community Affiliations:

    Charities:

    • Hope City Church

    Associations:

    • Downtown Legal Group
    • American Subcontractors Association, Houston Chapter
    • Blue Book Network
    • Coating Society of Houston
    • Hispanic Contractors Association de San Antonio
    • Home Builders Association of Greater Austin
    • Regional Hispanic Contractors Association
    • Texas Association of Builders
    You May Not Know:

    When Akunna is not practicing law, she enjoys traveling, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, and trying new restaurants.