Emily Charley

Emily M. Charley


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Shopping Centers
Shopping Centers
San Francisco

Emily represents a variety of private parties and businesses, as well as public sector clients. She is an active litigator, handling disputes in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation.

Emily contributes significant time to pro bono legal services in her community. She sits on the board of directors of the Golden Hour Restoration Institute, a non-profit providing ecological restoration education, and frequently takes cases for the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.


"Labor Action at Retail Locations: Free Pass or Trespass?" co-author, Shopping Centers Law Alert (October 2016)

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Pro Bono Attorney Honor Roll, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

Community Involvement

Marin County Bar Association, Director

Court Appointed Judicial Advocate (CASA)

International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law (IANGEL)

Justice & Diversity Center

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

Professional Affiliations

Association of Corporate Counsel

Bar Association of San Francisco

Marin County Bar Association

International Council of Shopping Centers

CREW San Francisco, Community Affairs Committee

Academic Distinction

CALI Award recipient in Legal Ethics, and Legal Research and Writing


J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (2005)

B.A., Mills College (2002)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California



North Bay

415-995-5009 Direct Phone
415-995-3552 Fax

San Francisco

415-995-5009 Direct Phone
415-995-3552 Fax

Email Attorney


Firm Leadership

Assistant General Counsel