Ms. Shaik was born in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, immigrated to America at the age of 5, and grew up in Northern California. As a result of her multicultural background, she is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Telugu. Coming from a family of lawyers dating back to the British Empire on one side and engineers on the other side, Ms. Shaik managed to tread the center line and became both.
A lifelong love of math resulted in a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2013 where she made the Dean’s List, was a first-year scholar, and a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Wanting a career where she could have more interaction with people, Ms. Shaik applied to law school. In 2016, Ms. Shaik graduated with distinction from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and is a member of the Traynor Honor Society.
Ms. Shaik excelled in law school where she made the Dean’s list and was a member of the nationally ranked Moot Court Honors Board. She was a member of the team that won Best Respondent’s Brief at the 2015 Pepperdine Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition. She also served as a Teaching Assistant for the legal writing course Global Writing Skills II and helped students develop and refine their public speaking skills. Ms. Shaik also earned the Witkin award for the highest grade in Patent Law.
During her summers in law school, Ms. Shaik worked as a legal intern for California State Parks where she worked on a variety of issues including patent law, torts, property, public policy and statutory interpretation.
Ms. Shaik is admitted to practice in all trial and appellate courts in California and the federal court for the Eastern District of California. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Placer County Bar Association, and the Sacramento County Bar Association. Currently, Ms. Shaik is an associate handling the defense of personal injury and construction defect matters.
In her free time, Ms. Shaik can be found watching documentaries, listening to true crime podcasts, and planning her next home remodel. She and her parents also proudly formed and continue to grow the Dr. Khadar B. Shaik, PhD. Memorial Scholarship and Endowment at the University of California, Davis in honor of her beloved brother and best friend, Khadar.