Name: Pratik Shah
Areas Of Practice: Personal Injury, Fire and Flood, Insurance Bad Faith
Pratik Shah is the newest Partner at D’Egidio Licari Townsend & Shah and the head of the marketing team at the firm. Mr. Shah was born in Los Angeles and raised just south of Downtown and attended and graduated from the University of California, Riverside, with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Thereafter, he attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and graduated Cum Laude in May 2012 with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Mr. Shah’s work history includes a stint at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office where he tried six jury trials on the Misdemeanor Trial Team. Mr. Shah eventually decided to return home to sunny Southern California and provide legal services to the community where he grew up as a solo practitioner. While running his own personal injury firm, Mr. Shah. successfully handled a myriad of claims involving slip and falls and vehicle accidents. Mr. Shah had two offices in Southern California, one in downtown L.A. and one near his childhood home in Artesia before joining the firm as an associate in 2015. Mr. Shah’s journey to partner at D’Egidio Licari Townsend & Shah is unique because Mr. Shah started at the firm as an unpaid intern while in his second year of law school.
While in law school at Thomas Jefferson, he was active with the school’s Mock Trial team, attending and competing in Mock Trial competitions across the nation. Mr. Shah earned a reputation as having a nose for the courtroom which culminated in winning the Best Cross Examination award at the Buffalo Niagara Invitational Mock Trial Competition in Buffalo, NY where he bested competition from top schools across the nation. Mr. Shah interned at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, where he was involved with all aspects of juvenile criminal matters. As an intern Mr. Shah argued over 30 motions and was victorious in his first and only trial.
Mr. Shah is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Pratik is an affiliate member of National Association of Real Property Manager, Vice President of South Asian Bar Association – San Diego, Member of SDCBA, Member of CASD, Affiliate Member of NAPIA, and Affiliate Member of CAPIA.