Shiva Kooragayala is a commercial litigator whose practice encompasses all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals. He litigates in both state and federal court. Before joining Massey & Gail, Shiva was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Chicago, where he focused on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters.
Shiva maintains an active pro bono practice and has experience representing pro bono clients in immigration, state, and federal courts. He has represented low-income families facing housing eviction; asylum seekers from Iraq and Guatemala; individuals facing housing discrimination; and incarcerated individuals alleging Section 1983 civil rights violations.
Shiva graduated cum laude from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2020 where he was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Law & Social Policy. During law school, Shiva was a student advocate in the Bluhm Legal Clinic where he represented families facing eviction. He also interned at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law and was a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellow at Legal Aid Chicago in the Consumer Practice Group. Prior to attending law school, Shiva was trained as an Urban Planner and worked at the Urban Institute as researcher specializing on issues related to urban poverty, housing, and community development.