Shilpa Anand earned her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School, where she was a participant in the two-year accelerated Juris Doctorate program. She was also a recipient of the Wildman Schumacher merit scholarship. At Southwestern Law School, Ms. Anand was recognized as Finalist Writer in the Southwestern Intramural Competition, an award given for writing exceptional Appellate Briefs. She earned a summer clerkship at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, as well as an externship with Castelblanco Law Group, APLC.
Shilpa received her undergraduate education at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She graduated in 2010 with honors, earning a bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and International Studies. While she was a student at UCSD, Shilpa was President and a member of Delta Phi Omega, Sorority, Inc., was on the Board of the Multicultural Greek Council, a Board Member and Counselor for Camp Kesem UCSD, as well as a Delegate and Chairperson for the UCSD Model United Nations team.
Since 2014, she has volunteered at Inquilinos Unidos, a Los Angeles based tenants’ rights organization. Inquilinos is a non-profit organization that works with thousands of low-income tenants through community organization, education and advocacy. Since being admitted to the California Bar, Shilpa has become a member of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, and it’s Public Interest Foundation, as well as the Southwestern Law School Nickel Club. She is also an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the country’s largest association of plaintiff-side trial lawyers. While working for Castelblanco Law Group, APLC, she has also refined her Spanish language skills. In addition to high school and undergraduate study of the language, she undertook self-study of the Spanish Language, and spent one month in fully-immersive Spanish classes in Lima, Peru. She is licensed to practice law in the State of California and the Federal District Courts.