About Carl M. Varady

Carl M. Varady has extensive experience representing clients seeking compensation for employment discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse, whistle-blower retaliation, insurance disputes, serious personal injury and disability rights, including long term disability claims.

Mr. Varady most recently represented an African American employee, Charles Daniels, in a race discrimination case against Lockheed Martin, the worlds largest defense contractor, that resulted in payment of $2.5 million settlement, the largest individual settlement in a race discrimination case recorded by the EEOC. Among other cases of significance, Mr. Varady currently represents class members in a class action on behalf of 2,721 beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Home Lands trust seeking damages (Kalima v. State), has represented plaintiffs in a federal class action enforcing the rights of Hawaii's disabled students (Felix v. Cayetano) and in numerous breach of contract and bad faith cases against insurers, cases involving sexual harassment, gender, age, disability, and racial discrimination in employment, as well as whistle-blower and retaliation claims. Mr. Varady represents a number of families seeking services and compensation resulting from failures to provide children with special needs Free Appropriate Public Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.


Mr. Varady has been practicing law for 25 years and is licensed and has appeared before the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Supreme Court (briefs only) the Hawaii trial courts and Hawaii Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Colorado trial courts and Colorado Supreme Court (briefs only).

Mr. Varady is a member of the American Association of Justice, Civil Rights Section Executive Committee, National Employment Lawyers Association, Hawaii Employment Lawyers Association and Consumer Lawyers of HawaiI. Mr. Varady has served as a staff attorney in the Hawaii Senate and been employed as the Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii and as staff attorney for the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation. Mr. Varady lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, with his wife and two children. He is available for consultation throughout the United States and its territories.