Shivani J. Desai



Ms. Desai concentrates her practice in civil litigation with a focus on medical malpractice defense. She also has experience in handling a wide range of insurance defense litigation including legal malpractice, professional liability, products liability, and premises liability.

Prior to joining DanaherLagnese, PC, she practiced defense litigation at a mid-sized defense firm in Stamford, Connecticut. Ms. Desai has experience through all phases of litigation, including discovery, trial and appeal.

Ms. Desai attended Cooper Union, obtaining her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. She then attended Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2011. While at law school, Ms. Desai was a Dean’s Fellow and served on the Health Law Journal as its Executive Managing Editor. Ms. Desai earned awards for Superior Classroom Performance, Service to the Law School, and Service to the Community, as well as Distinguished Academic Achievement in Contracts and Franchise Law. Following law school, Ms. Desai practiced in a general practice firm in the New Haven area, where she primarily handled zoning matters and defended small businesses in state regulatory actions.


  • J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s Fellow, 2011
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut


  • CT Bar Association