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Daniel Lanahan, Esq.

Juris Doctor, 2013

"It’s who you know and who they know that’s going to lead to opportunities."

Daniel Lanahan, Esq.

Juris Doctor, 2013

Angela Emerick, Esq.

Master of Legal Studies and Juris Doctor, 2015

"Being able to go [to school] at night and hold down a career during the day is a huge bonus I think of Empire."

Orchid Vaghti, Esq.

Juris Doctor, 2010

"I met many of the judges I appear in front of today through Empire Law School because they were my professors."

Orchid Vaghti, Esq.

Juris Doctor, 2010

Carla Hernandez Castillo, Esq.

"I liked that the teachers were all practicing attorneys."
Richard Horrell

Richard Horrell

"I looked at what the experience was in the school as well as what the results were in having the degree."
Richard Horrell

Richard Horrell

Paul Miller, Esq.

"The presence of Empire Graduates in Sonoma County is very strong."

Alicia Cronbach, Esq.

"Every single one of my professors had other insights into the practice of law, or running their own practice, or the path their career took."

Alicia Cronbach, Esq.

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Diane Aqui, Esq.

Juris Doctor, 2001

Ms. Aqui graduated as valedictorian of her Empire Law School class (2001) and was the recipient of numerous Witkin and American Jurisprudence Awards.

Gerald L. Jones, MLS, JD

Master of Legal Studies and Juris Doctor, 2018

Mr. Jones is a 29-year public servant, having spent the first 10 years of his career working as a licensed psychiatric technician at Napa State Hospital and Sonoma Developmental Center.
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Gerald L. Jones, MLS, JD

Master of Legal Studies and Juris Doctor, 2018

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Caitlin van Loben Sels, Esq.

Juris Doctor, 2017

As a law student Ms. van Loben Sels received the Witkin Award in several subjects and Best Oral Argument for her Moot Court class.

Andrew Conway, Esq.

Master of Legal Studies and Juris Doctor, 2014

Mr. Conway was the recipient of a Pro Bono award from the Sonoma County Bar Association for his diligence in assisting clients and is proud to say he has never lost a case.
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Andrew Conway, Esq.

Master of Legal Studies and Juris Doctor, 2014

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Daryl J. Reese, Esq.

Master of Legal Studies and Juris Doctor, 2014

Mr. Reese’s practice includes transactional business law, nonprofit and charitable organization law, and estate planning.

Richard Horrell

JD (Class of 2019)
I am the principal/director of a small school. I love my job and am so much better at it because I have a doctorate in law. I am able to manage my staff better. I am able to understand contracts that I am entering into on behalf of my agency. I am able to negotiate my contracts more efficiently. I am able to understand and implement employment law practices.

Carla Hernandez Castillo, Esq.

(Class of 2011)
Empire has a great reputation. I liked that the professors are practicing attorneys so you actually have instructors talking about what it is to be attorneys vs. other law schools where the professors have just always been professors.

Daniel Lanahan, Esq.

(Class of 2013)
Empire offers students the opportunity to build their reputations within the legal community while still in school. The clinical and internship opportunities available through Empire introduced me to a number of areas of law and helped determine the path I would take after graduation.