USD School of Law Alumna Erin Giglia ’01 (JD) Appointed to WISEPlace Board of Directors

USD School of Law Alumna Erin Giglia ’01 (JD) Appointed to WISEPlace Board of Directors

Erin Giglia ’01 (JD)Erin Giglia ’01 (JD)

SAN DIEGO (February 2, 2024) - University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Alumna Erin Giglia ’01 (JD), cum laude, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the WISEPlace. WISEPlace is the only Orange County-based nonprofit leading the effort to end homelessness for unaccompanied women. They provide women with safe shelter, counseling and mental health services, case management and addiction recovery, and employment assistance to help rebuild their lives.

Giglia was a practicing lawyer for eight years before co-founding Montage Legal Group, a freelance attorney company, in 2009 with fellow alumna Laurie Rowen ’04 (JD). Montage Legal has been named the National Philanthropy Day Small Business of the Year for its charitable leadership. In 2011, Giglia was named one of OC Metro magazine’s 2011 Top 40 under 40. In 2014, she and Rowen were honored to be selected by Enterprising Women magazine as 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Winners.

An accomplished entrepreneur in the legal sector, Giglia is a frequent public speaker for numerous Bar Associations and private entities on issues involving the ethics of freelance/contract lawyering, women in the law, and alternative legal practice models. 

Giglia has served on the Board of the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund, and is on the USD Law Alumni Board and the USD Law Orange County Alumni Chapter Board of Directors.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD 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 30th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 41st 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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