How to Achieve Excellence in a World Designed for Mediocrity and Conformity

Join us on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
for our guest speaker Appellate Justice Margaret M. Grignon (Ret.)

MA_GrignonJustice Margaret M. Grignon (Ret.) is a partner at Reed Smith in the firm’s Appellate Group. She is retired from the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Five, where she spent 14 years and authored in excess of 2,230 opinions, more than 160 of which have been published. She has considerable experience in business/commercial, employment, family, insurance coverage and bad faith, intellectual property, legal and medical malpractice, personal injury, and premises liability law. Her appellate cases in these areas have produced multiple precedential opinions from the state and federal courts, and resulted in her being named one of the Top Women Lawyers in California for 2013.

Justice Grignon is the Secretary-Treasurer of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the California Women Lawyers Association, the National Association of Women Judges, and on the Board of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. She has authored numerous articles on tax, business and appellate law, and is a frequent lecturer at education programs for judges and attorneys. Justice Grignon continues to be active in the administration of the judicial system, and regularly serves as a judge of various law school moot court competitions; and is a consultant for continuing legal education publications.