Emily Chaidez



Tel: (619) 525-1376


At a Glance

Emily represents public and private clients in all stages of litigation.
She believes in taking a practical approach to litigation, relying on preparation and open communication to achieve successful results.
She has represented prominent clients in state and federal court in complex and high-profile cases.

Emily S. Chaidez is a litigation attorney in the Special Districts practice group at Best Best & Krieger LLP. Emily represents both public and private clients in all stages of litigation, focusing on obtaining an amicable resolution whenever possible.


Emily has litigated a wide range of cases, from insurance coverage disputes to breach of contract actions, product liability matters and eminent domain cases. Although litigation can often become contentious, Emily believes in beginning with a practical approach, relying on preparation and direct, open communication to achieve a successful resolution in a cost-effective manner. Emily works with both private and public sector clients to ensure their concerns are heard and addressed.


Prior to joining BB&K, Emily was an associate at Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani in San Diego, where she represented high-profile clients in state and federal court in breach of contract, product liability and class action matters.


Emily is passionate about serving her community and is a volunteer mentor with Crawford High School's Academy of Law and Justice. Emily lives in San Diego with her husband and enjoys hiking along the beautiful coastline, reading and pub trivia.


Emily is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central districts in California. 


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., political science, B.A., English


  • California


  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Legal Ethics

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