Joan E. Trimble, Partner


Advocacy has long been a passion of Ms. Trimble, who received the Audre Lorde Award for Women's Studies based in part upon her volunteer work for the Nevada Legal Aid Society. During her tenure at University of San Francisco, School of Law Ms. Trimble participated in the Civil Law Clinic where she assisted in the defense of clients and studied the application of International Human Rights law. Ms. Trimble’s practice focuses on the defense of mental health care practitioners, religious, educational, and non-profit institutions, and general commercial litigation. She is result driven and tenacious, which contributes to successful outcomes for her clients. Ms. Trimble has defended professionals in a wide array of cases ranging from wrongful death to administrative board hearings, and is often asked to provide seminars for psychotherapists on topics ranging from legal ethics to HIPAA compliance. She has successfully defended her business clients against claims involving breach of contract, employment discrimination, and general liability.

Ms. Trimble is actively involved in her community and currently serves as a volunteer member of the Planning and Land Use Committee of the Westchester/Playa Neighborhood Council. Her interests outside of law include writing novels and poetry.  She is also an avid practitioner of fitness and martial arts including Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law

B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

California State Bar, December 13, 1999; United States District Court