shounak S. dharap

Associate Attorney

Shounak helps mistreated people band together and seek recovery for their injuries through complex litigation.

In 2017, Shounak was appointed by the California Supreme Court to a committee tasked with re-evaluating the content validity of the State Bar Exam – the gatekeeper for all new lawyers in California. Previously, he served as the elected representative for all law students at the University of San Francisco School of Law, as the President of the Student Bar Association, where he spearheaded the development of mental health and substance abuse initiatives. He also serves as an adjunct faculty coach for USF’s Moot Court Program.

Prior to joining the Arns Law Firm, Shounak worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kathleen M. Banke, of the California Court of Appeal and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Memberships: Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Santa Clara County Bar Association

Practice Areas

Consumer Law

Personal Injury

Wage & Hour

Managerial Misclassification

Independent Contractor Misclassification

Unfair Business Practices

Skilled Nursing / Assisted Living Facility Abuse


University of San Francisco School of Law (2016)

Juris Doctor, cum laude

University of California, Santa Cruz (2012)

B.A. in English Literature 


Camp v. Instacart: $4,600,000 settlement

Ruiz v. Jack In The Box 


Keller v. Amazon

Northern California Fire Cases

Publications and Presentations

Mapping a Route Around Mandatory Arbitration for Local Delivery Drivers (2018)

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The Arns Law Firm can be reached at 415-495-7800

CALIFORNIA OFFICE: 515 Folsom St., 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105

RENO OFFICE: 801 Riverside Dr., Reno, NV 89503

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