As our network has grown to hundreds of virtual freelance lawyers across the nation, it can be difficult to meet everyone in person. In speaking with the freelance attorneys in Montage’s network, we often wish we were all local so we could incorporate more fun activities into our network. Wouldn’t it be great if we were all neighbors? We value our relationships with each and every one of the freelance lawyers in Montage’s network, and wish we could meet in person more often.
This is why we were so excited that some of our San Diego freelance lawyers were able to meet up recently at the Hotel Del Coronado. We’ve met up in Coronado for the past several years with a small group of lawyers, and it has turned into one of our favorite events. Meet a few of our San Diego freelance attorneys!
Elidia graduated from Yale Law School in 2002, where she was an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Elidia practiced at Latham & Watkins for eight years in the firm’s environmental and land use department, before joining Montage as a freelance lawyer, and starting a solo practice. Elidia has extensive environmental law experience, including environmental compliance, site cleanup, land use litigation, and toxic tort litigation. She also has experience in general business transactional and compliance matters such as drafting and negotiating contracts, negotiating commercial leases, drafting and revising employee handbooks, and performing sexual harassment investigations and training.
Laura earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 2005. Following graduation, she worked as a process engineer in the oil industry for three years. Laura earned a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2011. After graduation, Laura practiced IP law firm, Knobbe Martens LLP, focusing on patent litigation. She worked on all aspects of litigation, including drafting motions and expert reports, responding to discovery requests, conducting legal research, and analyzing key litigation documents using various electronic databases. Laura’s practice also included patent prosecution. Laura joined Montage in 2016, and handles high-level intellectual property matters.
Stephanie graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2010 where she served as an editor for the Pepperdine Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle with Dean’s List honors in 2005. After law school, Stephanie joined the Los Angeles office of DLA Piper where she focused on complex business litigation and securities litigation. Stephanie then joined the County of San Diego to gain insight into land use issues within a public agency. Stephanie joined Montage in 2017, and started a solo practice focusing on land use, real estate and environmental matters.
Bridget graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego in 1998 as an International Relations and Latino Studies double major, and received her Juris Doctor from University of San Diego School of Law in 2003. Bridget began her legal career as an associate at Hulett Harper Stewart, LLP where she practiced complex civil litigation, including antitrust, securities, and consumer protection matters. Bridget then clerked for a judge and subsequently joined one of San Diego’s premier employment boutique’s, Paul, Plevin, Sullivan, & Connaughton. Bridget then joined Montage’s network, and became USD Law’s Administrative Director for the Center for Public Interest Law, and was recently featured on the cover of USD Law’s Magazine, The Advocate.
For more information on using our San Diego freelance attorneys on a legal project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-400-0798.