Ian Pike is an associate at Haeggquist & Eck and focuses his practice on representing employees in a wide range of matters throughout California for claims including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage theft.
A former columnist whose career included a lengthy stint at the San Diego Reader covering food, theatre and the arts, Ian graduated summa cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. While at USD, he received CALI Awards for the highest grades in contracts, legal writing and research, evidence, remedies, civil rights theories, administrative law, and discrimination law. Ian was the recipient of the Dean’s Honor Scholarship and the Law Achievement Scholarship. In 2017, he won the USD Alumni Torts Tournament.
While at USD, Ian volunteered at the Clean Slate Clinic, where he assisted indigent clients with felony reduction and misdemeanor expungement. He completed approximately 250 hours as an intern at USD’s Civil Clinic, where he represented clients in various consumer cases, and received the Outstanding Clinic Intern award during his final semester. In 2019, he gave the student commencement address at his law school graduation.
During law school, Ian worked as summer law clerk at a large San Diego full-service firm and spent the summer after his second year as a summer associate at HAE. Ian also completed a judicial externship with the Hon. Judith McConnell of the California Court of Appeal.
Ian chose to pursue plaintiffs’ work because he cares deeply about civil rights. For Ian, the story of civil rights in the United States is one of our most moving and important national narratives, and he believes that representing employees allows him to help tell the next phase of that story. In his free time, he enjoys a diverse array of hobbies including fishing, freediving, reading, growing roses, and working on cars and motorcycles.