“When a person is denied the opportunity to succeed at work or in school because of discrimination, it is a tragic waste of human capital. It affects not only the target of discrimination, but everyone who is denied the benefit of their talents, insights, and productivity. That is why I am committed to promoting workplace and education equality—we are all better off when our society supports everyone in realizing their full potential.”
Roshni C. Shikari is an associate attorney with Correia & Puth, PLLC. She concentrates her practice in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, and employment, representing clients with discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims in the workplace or in educational settings. She has experience litigating claims under Title VII, Title IX, the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other state and federal civil rights statutes.
Ms. Shikari joined the firm following a federal judicial clerkship in the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to her clerkship she worked on constitutional and civil rights litigation and policy with the ACLU’s Illinois affiliate and with a plaintiff-side civil rights litigation firm in St. Louis, Missouri. She has also represented children and parents in abuse and neglect proceedings as a student attorney and has worked with indigent persons on housing and benefits issues as a paralegal caseworker for The Legal Aid Society.
She graduated cum laude from Middlebury College and magna cum laude from Washington University School of Law, where she taught an undergraduate course on gender and the law and served as a Senior Editor for the Washington University Law Review. She is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Missouri (inactive).