Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Emily S. Quinlan, J.D.

California LAW

Emily Quinlan is a practicing attorney and since August, 2014 is an assistant professor of law at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California where she has been teaching periodically since 1993. Ms. Quinlan’s legal practice has been located in Orange County since 1988, focusing on business and business litigation, insurance bad faith and business related tort claims. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Western State University College of Law in December, 1987. Her professional legal experience includes litigating numerous cases to successful conclusion and was lead trial counsel on the case of American Home Assurance v. Hagadorn (1996) 48 Cal. App. 4th 1898 which established the rights of California employers to receive notice when an employee enters into a settlement with a third party for injuries suffered in the course and scope of employment.


In her academic role, as assistant professor of law at Saddleback College, Professor Quinlan’s teaching assignments include Legal Environment of Business and Business Law, Human Resources & Employment Law, Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship, Business Sustainability Practices, Introduction to Business – Honors. Her contributions to Saddleback College’s success further include:


Faculty Champion Pathway to Law School 2+2+3 at Saddleback College: Starting in spring of 2015, Ms. Quinlan will lead the campus initiative and will be responsible for oversight, coordination and management of the Pathway to Law School program at Saddleback College


CWE/Internship Supervisor: Instructor and supervisor in the Cooperative Work Experience Internship Program (CWE).


Curriculum Development: Developed curriculum for face-to-face, online, hybrid, and CTE courses including HR and Employment Law and Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship. Currently working on developing an articulated class for the CTE High School Partnership Program: Personal Law/Street Law.


Ms. Quinlan is a native of Southern California and South Orange County, where she currently resides with her husband John and three daughters.