Firm News


We are excited to share that Haeggquist & Eck has once again secured a place on the prestigious Best Law Firms list for 2024, as recognized by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

The 2024 rankings are founded on the well-established methodology of Best Law Firms, incorporating both qualitative and quantitative data on legal skillset, achievements and client successes collected through a submission process managed by Best Lawyers.

At HAE, our mission is simple and straightforward: to obtain life-changing results and closure for our clients through compassionate representation of the highest caliber.  

We are committed to representing clients throughout California and the nation in complex consumer, employment, and securities class action litigation, as well as individual employment litigation matters, and sexual assault. Our legal team has recovered millions of dollars for our clients in cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, retaliation, wage theft, consumer protection, and securities fraud class action cases. No defendant is too large or powerful for us to tackle. 


Alreen Haeggquist Is Named “Top 100 Leaders In Law 2023” By The San Diego Business Journal

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.

Attorney Erin Cole Joins the HAE Team

We are thrilled to welcome Erin Cole to the HAE team!  Erin joins us as an associate attorney representing victims of sexual assault in civil litigation and employees in claims involving wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations at work. Prior to joining HAE, Erin worked as both a civil and criminal attorney helping victims of sexual assault, employment discrimination, and civil rights violations, as well as representing defendants in criminal cases.

Erin Cole
Erin Cole, Associate Attorney at Haeggquist & Eck, LLP

A graduate of University of San Diego School of Law, where she received the Pro Bono Service Recognition Award and the Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Scholarship, Erin has served as a judicial extern to Chief Judge Larry A. Burns of the United States District Court, Southern District of California, as well as to Hon. Andrew G. Schopler, Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of California. Visit Erin Cole’s Bio to learn more.



Big congrats are in order for HAE Managing Partner Alreen Haeggquist and Partner Amber Eck, who were selected for inclusion in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers In America! Alreen was honored for her work in Consumer Protection Law, while Amber was selected for her work in Securities Litigation.  

Alreen was also named San Diego’s Consumer Protection Lawyer Of The Year, and HAE associate Ian Pike was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch list. 

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 

Congratulations to the HAE team! 



LaFoy Trial Verdict

The San Diego Union Tribune has reported on Haeggquist & Eck’s trial victory in a sexual harassment and failure to prevent sexual harassment lawsuit against the County of San Diego’s Sheriff’s Department and former Assistant Sheriff Richard Miller. Read about how and why sexual harassment, no matter the form or how egregious, should be reported and taken seriously by employers:

Three Haeggquist & Eck Attorneys Named California Super Lawyers; Alreen Haeggquist, Amber Eck Named to Top 25 Women, Top 50 Attorneys Lists

We’re thrilled to announce that Haeggquist & Eck attorneys Alreen Haeggquist, Amber Eck, and Aaron Olsen have been selected to the 2021 California Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers statewide are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Alreen Haeggquist and Amber Eck were each also selected for inclusion in the Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers list and the Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Please join us in congratulating Alreen, Amber and Aaron for this incredible honor! (And check out our ad in this year’s San Diego Super Lawyers magazine)

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