USD School of Law Alumna Olga Álvarez ’02 (JD) Appointed to Judgeship

Olga Álvarez ’02 (JD) Appointed to Judgeship

Olga Álvarez

SAN DIEGO (October 31, 2019) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna Olga Álvarez, ’02 (JD), was appointed as a judge to the San Diego County Superior Court, succeeding the retired Judge Leo Valentine.

An attorney and shareholder at Heisner Álvarez since 2013, Álvarez is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law.

Álvarez was recently named a 2019 Super Lawyer, her third consecutive year receiving the honor. In 2017, she was named a Top 50 lawyer in the San Diego Super Lawyers List, and she has previously received awards from the San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Business Journal.  Álvarez was president of the Lawyers Club of San Diego from 2017 to 2018 and is a past adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 29th nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN).  The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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