Haeggquist & Eck, LLP is honored to announce that Managing Partner, Alreen Haeggquist, has been named 2023 Leaders in Law by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ). This recognition celebrates outstanding legal professionals in the San Diego County law community based on both professional accomplishments and community achievements.
Alreen’s personal journey has played a significant role in shaping her mission. Her own experiences of childhood abuse have ignited a fire within her to stand up for the victims and to ensure that no one, regardless of their wealth, power, influence, or status, can escape accountability. This personal drive motivated her to establish Haeggquist & Eck, LLP in 2008. As a lawyer with 21 years of experience, she has recovered millions of dollars for clients in cases involving sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Her legal battles include high-profile entities, ranging from The Salk Institute to Trader Joe’s, Kaiser Permanente, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, and a President-elect, demonstrating her fearless determination.
However, Alreen’s impact goes beyond her legal work. She believes in breaking the silence and help women stand up to their abusers. In 2023, she bravely shared her own story in the book “Fired Up: Fueling Triumph from Trauma.” This book serves as both a tribute to her clients and an inspiration for others to reclaim their power.
Alreen is a true leader in the workplace. Her commitment to continuous improvement, employee benefits, and transparency cultivates a work environment that feels secure, motivating, and rewarding. Haeggquist & Eck was named San Diego’s Best Places to Work 2023 by San Diego Business Journal, proving she goes above and beyond for her partners and employees.
Furthermore, she gives back to the San Diego community by actively participating on boards and serving as an advisory member for various organizations. She is a founding board member of Think Dignity and a current board member of The Innocence Center. Moreover, she plays an integral role in the Friends Committee of the National Association of Women Judges. In addition, Alreen sponsors many legal associations and events annually such as the Lawyers Club of San Diego, Tom Homann LGBT Law Association, San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, Think Dignity, and the San Diego County Bar Foundation.
Recently, she established the HAE Law Foundation, which contributes a percentage of her law firm’s profits to charitable causes. Not stopping there, Alreen empowers her employees to give back by providing them with an annual stipend to donate to a charity of their choice. Along with the HAE Team, we volunteer at least once per quarter. Their actions are a testament to the belief that real change comes from active participation in one’s community.
Alreen Haeggquist is not just a legal professional; she is a force for good. Her commitment to justice, her willingness to speak out, and her dedication to giving back to the community make her a true leader in San Diego.