Law Seminar

Join Empire School of Law at our Virtual Informational Seminar

Learn the many directions a career in law can take at our next “Careers in Law” seminar on Wednesday, October 14, 6:00-7:00 p.m. To RSVP for the virtual seminar, click here. 

Alumni Dan Lanahan and Orchid Vaghti were our featured speakers at the July 2020 virtual seminar. October speakers will be announced soon. 

Dan Lanahan grew up in Sonoma County, earning a B.A. in philosophy from St. Mary’s College of California and a J.D. from Empire College School of Law in 2013. Dan is an attorney at Flack Law, PC, practicing business transactional law and primarily represents local businesses. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and business restructuring, equity incentive arrangements, real estate, general contracts, construction contracts, lending, and general business needs.

During law school Dan clerked at Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP and served on the board of the Wednesday Night Market. Dan is the former Assistant Dean of Empire School of Law, and directed the Small Claims Advisory Clinic. He continues his association with Empire as a professor and consultant. He is also a licensed real estate agent. 

Dan currently serves as President of the Empire College School of Law Alumni Association, Co-Chair of the Barristers Club of the Sonoma County Bar Association, Treasurer of the nonprofit organization Friends of Trione-Annadel State Park and Secretary of the nonprofit organization Listening For A Change. In his free time he enjoys fly fishing and travelling. 


Orchid Vaghti began working at the prestigious Law Offices of L. Stephen Turer in 2002 as the receptionist for the firm as she had long dreamed to protect individual’s rights and make a stand for justice as a defense attorney. While employed as office staff there, Ms. Vaghti started attending Empire College School of Law and then became certified as a law clerk, which enabled her to practice law under supervision. In 2010, Ms. Vaghti received her Juris Doctor degree.

Since Ms. Vaghti’s admittance to the California State Bar, she has handled criminal cases ranging from attempted homicides and complex fraud cases to simple drug possessions and DUIs.  She is also a specialist in the Juvenile Delinquency field.  She opened her own practice in 2015 and continues to be a zealous advocate for those adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses in Northern California. 

Angela Emerick, Esq.

(Class of 2015)

"Being born in Australia and becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009, I understand the process and honor of becoming an American citizen and am proud to help those in their quest to become citizens and better their lives."

Daryl Reese, Esq.

(Class of 2014)

"I decided to enroll in Law School when I was 50 years old having enjoyed a full career in the nonprofit sector. Now I have a robust business and nonprofit law practice serving clients throughout the State of California and I am loving it. I could never have made that kind of career transition if it had not been for Empire Law School. The opportunity to take evening courses and at a cost far less than other law schools, and to do so in my own community made my career shift affordable, enjoyable, and attainable."

Orchid Vaghti, Esq.

(Class of 2010)

"There are not that many new lawyers who have the experience to go to trial. They would not be ready for it. Seeing the practical points of the legal process through her Empire education gave Orchid an advantage."
- L. Stephen Turer, Esq.