Manju Kalidindi is an immigration attorney who is deeply involved in community charities, from religious institutions to underprivileged children. Miss Kalidindi has law offices in Plantation and Davie, and has been recognized twice by the Supreme Court of Florida for exceptional pro bono service.
Kalidindi’s drive to serve the public comes from her family. She learned quiet compassion, generosity and the value of service from her father and grandfather, both physicians, and her mother who was an active community volunteer. She lives by their principle of treating everyone with kindness, regardless of their status in life.
As the president of Sahara of South Florida, a South Florida-based non-profit organization that assists victims of domestic violence, Kalidindi help many women from South Asia find hope for a better, safer future. Her pro bono legal work has also benefitted domestic violence victims under the Violence Against Women Act. Kalidindi is also a member of the Florida Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and was named the Broward Lawyers Care Attorney of The Month in November 2012.
Kalidindi is also a patron of “For the Children, Inc.”, a non-profit organization providing after-school care for underprivileged kids. In addition to helping women and children, she reaches out to help animals as a volunteer for “Shi-Tzu Rescue”, a non-profit that rescues abandoned and/or abused dogs.
Miss Kalidindi defines success by what can be done with one’s skills and gifts, rather than any material markers. Through all of her non-profit work, she strives to treat people and all living things with dignity and respect, and making a difference in the lives is what motivated her decision to pursue a law career and give back to the community. Kalidindi says ”My sense of compassion and a strong desire to make a difference within our local communities are my driving forces.”