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Isra Shah

Associate | Los Angeles | Orange County


Isra Shah advises public agencies on a wide range of governmental law issues including the Brown Act, ethics laws, land use and planning, and contract drafting.  In addition, Isra regularly advises clients in matters related to bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Work for Clients

Isra serves as the Deputy City Attorney for the Cities of Buena Park and Upland.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Richards, Watson & Gershon, Isra clerked for the Honorable Catherine E. Bauer at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

As a member of the University of California, Irvine School of Law’s inaugural class, Isra was an editor on the UC Irvine Law Review,  and served as a judicial extern at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the Office of the United States Trustee. Isra remains actively involved in the UCI Law community, working  each summer as an adjunct to supervise law students through the UCI Law Externship Program. In 2015, Isra served as President of the School’s Law Alumni Association and as a member of the Dean’s Executive Board.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Board Member, Orange County City Attorneys' Association

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

Member, California State Bar Public Law Section

Board Member, UCI Law Alumni Association



U.S. District Court, Central District of California



  • Event // Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Key Cases and Legislation to Know About in 2018
    Orange County City Attorneys' Association, 11.16.2017
  • Event // Welcome to UCI Law
    UCI Law Orientation 2015, 08.12.2015
  • Event // So you want to know about judicial clerkships
    Admitted Students Weekend, 04.18.2014
  • Event // Recent Law School Graduates
    UC Irvine School of Law Pre-Law Outreach Program, 07.27.2013



J.D., University of California, Irvine, School of Law

B.A., University of California, Irvine

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