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Shailendra (Shay) Kulkarni


Shailendra “Shay” Kulkarni is a Shareholder in Sullivan Hill’s construction, insurance, and litigation practice groups. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of construction, insurance coverage litigation and analysis, and complex civil litigation. He also practices in the areas of surety litigation and construction-industry contracts.  He has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the areas of construction and surety law for 2015, 2016, and 2017.


Shay is currently serving a second term as the Chairman of the Construction Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.  He is also a member of various organizations including the State Bar of California, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the ABA Forum on Construction Law, and the National Bond Claims Association.

Prior to joining Sullivan Hill, Shay practiced in the areas of construction and surety litigation in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Shay received his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 2007 and his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004.

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