Montage Legal Group’s co-Owner/Founder Erin Giglia has been named to the OCBA Charitable Fund’s Board of Directors. The OCBA Charitable Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Orange County Bar Association, overseeing and administering all charitable giving for the OCBA. The Charitable Fund is dedicated to bettering the Orange County community and legal profession by facilitating access to justice. This goal is achieved by making monetary contributions to carefully selected Orange County law-related organizations such as the Public Law Center, VIP Mentors Inc., the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County and other worthy community service organizations. The Charitable Fund also assists in raising funds for worthy organizations through donations at their signature events:
- The OCBA Charitable Fund Annual Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Tournament, scheduled March 31, 2016 at Pelican Hill
- OCBA Charitable Fund Fall Fundraiser
We are excited to support The OCBA Charitable Fund and its mission to facilitate access to justice to the people of Orange County.
Erin graduated cum laude from Wellesley College in 1998. At Wellesley, Erin attained departmental honors in Political Science. She then attended University of San Diego School of Law, where she was a member of the San Diego Law Review. She obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, Order of the Coif, in 2001.
After law school, Erin practiced complex commercial litigation at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Irvine until 2002. At Brobeck, Erin defended many national clients through motion practice and discovery in a wide range of litigation matters. Erin then joined Snell & Wilmer, LLP in Costa Mesa, where she practiced until February 2009. At Snell & Wilmer, Erin defended entertainment and amusement venues, consumer products manufacturers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and automobile manufacturers in product liability, premises liability, environmental law, and commercial litigation. Erin has prepared and argued numerous motions in state and federal court, taken hundreds of depositions, conducted complex discovery on a national level, and prepared for dozens of trials.
After leaving Snell and Wilmer in 2009, Erin co-founded Montage Legal Group. Her contract work has given her experience in numerous areas of law, including probate, employment litigation, real estate litigation, business litigation, health care litigation, construction defect and class actions.
Erin is a frequent speaker and writer on legal outsourcing, ethical issues related to contract attorneys, work-life balance, women in law, and contract attorneys. Erin and Montage Legal Group has also been featured in numerous publications, including CNBC, Yahoo Finance, The Glass Hammer, and was named one of OC Metro Magazine’s 2011 Top 40 under 40. Erin was recently featured in ABA Journal’s article, “Freelance Law: Lawyers’ Network Helps These Women Keep a Hand in the Workforce” (ABA Journal Magazine, August, 2011). In 2014, Erin and Laurie were honored to be selected by Enterprising Women Magazine as 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Winners.