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Amber Eck

Amber Eck

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP
  • Employment Law, Consumer Law, Civil Rights
  • California, Nevada
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Haeggquist & Eck partner and trial attorney Amber Eck is a tenacious advocate for employees, consumers and shareholders, and has been for the past 26 years. Amber has taken cases to trial in both state and federal court as lead trial attorney, and has recovered millions of dollars for her clients in settlements, including multiple six- and seven-figure settlements. Amber doesn’t shy away from high-profile defendants — a fact well-illustrated by her role as co-lead counsel in the well-publicized class action against President Donald Trump and Trump University, which settled for $25 million. For her work in the case, which spanned seven years, Amber and her partners took no fees. In 2016, the Trump University settlement was deemed one of California’s Top 50 Class Action Settlements.

Amber has represented plaintiffs in employment cases for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, unequal pay, and discrimination based on gender, race, religion, pregnancy, disability and age against such major corporations as Trader Joe’s, LuLaRoe, Dollar Tree, Cemex, and an international fast-food chain.

Amber is dedicated to providing pro bono legal assistance to underserved populations. She is a current member of the Southern District of California’s Pro Bono Panel, and just this year was lead trial counsel representing an inmate in a jury trial for violation of his 8thAmendment rights. She is also a member of the Lawyers Club of San Diego Human Trafficking Collaborative. She previously received the SDVLP Distinguished Service Award for her pro bono work in the case Sanchez v. County of San Diego (alleging searches of welfare applicants’ homes were unconstitutional).

Outside the office, Amber enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and scuba diving. Her favorite pastime, though, is spending time with her husband, Jeff, their two incredible daughters, Jordyn and Kathryn, and their poodle puppy, Cody.

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Consumer Law
    Class Action
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing
Additional Practice Area
  • Class Actions
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Nevada
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Haeggquist & Eck, LLP
- Current
Employment and Class Action Law.
Judicial law clerk to Honorary Jan M. Adler
U.S. District Courts
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Partner
Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman Robbins LLP
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Securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions; consumer, insurance and workers comp class actions pro bono litigation
Associate
Chapin, Fleming & Winet
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Complex litigation, insurance bad faith, class actions.
Education
Boston University School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
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Honors: magna cum laude
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Pepperdine University
M.A. | Communications; Business Marketing
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Honors: magna cum laude
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Awards
Best of the Bar
San Diego Business Journal
Trailblazer Award, nominee
National Association of Women Business Owners
Best of the Bar
San Diego Business Journal
Woman of the Year, Finalist
San Diego Magazine
San Diego Super Lawyer (2017-2019)
Super Lawyers
Distinguished Service Award
San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program
Wiley M. Manuel Pro Bono Service Award
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
Professional Associations
Barrister's Club
Board of Directors
Current
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California Employment Lawyer's Association (CELA)
Member
Current
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Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
Member
Current
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Enright Inn of Court
Associate, Barrister
Current
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Federal Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT)
Member
Current
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Welsh Inn of Court
Master
- Current
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Lawyers Club
Member
- Current
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Nevada State Bar  # 5937
Member
- Current
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California State Bar
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Lessons Learned from Mentors of the Past
American Inn of Court magazine
Certifications
Juris Doctor
State Bar of California
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
TikTok
Website
YouTube
Blog
Contact & Map
Haeggquist & Eck LLP
225 Broadway #2050
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 342-8000
Fax: (619) 231-7423
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed