County Counsel Profiles
Deputy County Counsel
Prabhath Shettigar joined the Office of the County Counsel, Riverside County, California, in 2005 and specializes in Juvenile Dependency litigation. For the past 6 years, he has represented the Department of Public Social Services-Child Protective Services at the Indio Juvenile Court in over a thousand cases. He has also successfully handled 24 juvenile dependency appeals, made oral argument in front of the Fourth Appellate District, Division Two on three occasions, and has had two cases published from the California Court of Appeal: (In re Cheyanne F. (2008) 164. Cal. App. 4th 571) and (In re A.S. (2009) 174 Cal. App. 4th 1511.)
In addition to his daily trial litigation duties and appellate work, Mr. Shettigar has also drafted training manuals for the Department of Public Social Services on Petition Writing and Warrants, and has presented numerous trainings to social workers.
Before joining the office, Mr. Shettigar was a Deputy Child Support Attorney with the Imperial County Department of Child Support Services in Imperial County, California, from January 1, 2003 to September 2005. He also interned at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office, the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office, the University of Miami School of Law Children & Youth Law Clinic, and also served a judicial internship with Hon. Thomas Wilson, Jr., 11th Circuit Court, Civil Division, in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Shettigar obtained his J.D. from the University of Miami-Florida School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, where he graduated cum laude, and was a staff editor at the University of Miami Tax Law Review. He received a B.A. in English and B.S.in Psychology from the University of Utah.
Mr. Shettigar is admitted to practice in California.