Shashi Kiran Shetty graduated from the National Law School of India University. He was born on 13th September 1975. He is the son of former Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty and has more than 23 years of expertise representing clients in courtrooms all throughout the nation.
He focuses on constitutional law, administrative law, arbitration law, property rights, family law, debt recovery, environmental laws, and banking laws among other things. These are some of the core topics of his practice.
He had represented several political leaders in election petitions before the High Court and the Supreme Court, including multinational corporations, deemed universities, and private medical and engineering colleges on problems relating to admissions and connections.
- Some of his notable cases:
In N.R. Narayana Murthy v. Karnataka Rakshana Vakeclara Vedike, reported in AIR 2007 Kar 174, before the High Court of Karnataka and the Supreme Court, Shetty defended businessman N.R. Narayana Murthy against summonses issued to him for allegedly violating Section 3 of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971.
Additionally, in a Rs. 2215 Cr. tender case issued by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), he represented Alstom (Switzerland) Limited. In the case involving the disqualification of 16 Karnataka MLAs, he defended independent MLAs. He also spoke on behalf of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee and current Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
In the recent case of Gulam Rasool v. State of Karnataka, which concerns the 4% Muslim reservation in Karnataka, he appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of petitioner Gulam Rasool. In addition, Shashi Kiran offered legal assistance to the Shivajinagar petitioners whose names were eliminated from the final electoral list, however, the High Court ultimately dismissed the case.
- His appointment as the new A-G:
Senior Advocate K Shashi Kiran Shetty has been appointed as the new Advocate General of Karnataka. K Shashi Kiran Shetty was appointed as the new Advocate General of the state shortly after Siddaramaiah took office as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka, succeeding Prabhuling K Navadgi who served in that capacity under the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) administration.
At the moment, Shashi Kiran holds the position of managing director at renowned Bengaluru-based law firm Shetty and Hegde Associates.
The newly appointed advocate general thanked the government for placing its trust in him and stated that his top objective will be to lower the pendency of litigation before the Karnataka high court, Supreme Court, and other courts in the state as far as government litigation is concerned.
This, in Shetty’s opinion, can be accomplished by bolstering the legal department and legal officers, determining how many cases that are now pending in different courts are covered by the high court and the Supreme Court, and urging the courts in question to conclude any proceedings that are covered by judgments.
The priority list would also include keeping the state government out of needless lawsuits, he added.
his, in Shetty’s opinion, can be accomplished by bolstering the legal department and legal officers, determining how many cases that are now pending in different courts are covered by the high court and the Supreme Court, and urging the courts in question to conclude any proceedings that are covered by judgments. The priority list would also include keeping the state government out of needless lawsuits, he added.
According to Shetty, the emphasis would be placed on resolving conflicts through Lok Adalat, arbitration, and mediation in which the state or governmental entities are involved. Additionally, efforts will be made to strengthen young bar members by enlisting their assistance in cases involving governmental entities.
A particular focus will be placed on interacting with the government and helping the high court build the infrastructure needed for the swift and effective resolution of legal disputes, he added.
According to reports, Mr. Shetty stated that one of his goals as Advocate-General will be to prevent pointless litigation. Hence, he was appointed as the new Advocate General of Karnataka.