Consumer Advocate and Trial Attorney Amber Eck Named to Elite Group as Part of Peer Nomination and Review Methodology

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego attorney and class action powerhouse Amber Eck of Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck LLP has been named among the “Best of the Bar” for 2016 by the San Diego Business Journal.

Utilizing a peer nomination and review process, “Best of the Bar” honors San Diego lawyers who have made a significant impact on their profession and community. Amber Eck was selected for inclusion in the list after votes of more than 1,200 attorneys from throughout San Diego County were considered to determine the region’s best advocates in a wide range of practice areas.

Ms. Eck chairs Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck’s Securities Litigation practice group, handling securities and shareholder derivative litigation, as well as representing aggrieved employees in actions against their employers. She is a tireless advocate for consumers, employees and shareholders and has litigated all aspects of complex individual and class actions for the past twenty years.

Over the years, Ms. Eck has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of shareholders, consumers and employees who have been wronged by real estate investment scams, securities fraud, and unlawful employment practices. She is currently co-lead counsel in two class actions against Donald Trump and Trump University.

“Amber is a formidable opponent,” said Helen Zeldes, her law partner at Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck. “In nearly all of her cases, she has had to overcome high-profile, well-funded defendants who aggressively contest and fight her on nearly every issue and motion filed in the case. She is unafraid to take on large corporations or special interests on behalf of those without a voice. Amber is the consummate professional – but she never backs down.”

Ms. Eck is a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts of America, and has served as a Girl Scout troop leader for the past six years.  She has also served as the GATE District Advisory Council Representative for Loma Portal Elementary School, volunteer for Genesis Diez (which provides service to orphans and indigenous poor children in Baja, Mexico), and as a Deacon for Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church.  She is also active in Christian Youth Theater (“CYT”) and has served on the public relations and historian committees for the past two years.

Ms. Eck has also lectured to and mentored local law school students and attorneys and has served as a panelist on Lawyers Club of San Diego panels regarding Small Law Firms and Sole Practitioners on Time Management for Attorneys. She has also served as a Barrister in the William B. Enright American Inn of Court and in the Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court.  She is a member of the Lawyers Club, San Diego County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association, and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Barristers Club.

Ms. Eck is also dedicated to providing pro bono legal assistance to underserved populations. She has received the Distinguished Service Award from the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program for her pro bono work in the case Sanchez v. County of San Diego, contending that the searches of homes of San Diego welfare applicants constituted unlawful searches, and received the Wiley M. Manuel Pro Bono Service Award for her work in Badua v. City of San Diego, which contended that the City’s long-term disability policy unlawfully discriminated against employees with mental, as opposed to physical, disabilities.

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