Aisling Gilliland


Aisling is an attorney at Gruenberg Law representing employees whose rights have been violated in the workplace.  Aisling’s practice has a focus on unequal pay, discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Aisling is a native of Marin County, California.  She moved to San Diego in 1985 when she started college at the University of San Diego where she majored in English Literature and graduated with departmental honors.  After earning a scholarship to the University of San Francisco School of Law, Aisling graduated in 1992.  While in law school, Aisling worked for the National Center for Youth Law advocating for minors in both the juvenile and dependency systems.  Aisling recently completed her LL.M. in United States Food Policy and Agriculture at the University of Arkansas School of Law and is completing her thesis:  Is U.S. Food Policy Devoid of A Moral Code?  Aisling has an avid personal and professional interest in the impact of agriculture on the environment and the rights of migrant workers.

Aisling has been an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law since 2010 where she teaches a combined course in skills and ethics.  With periodic breaks to raise three amazing humans, Aisling has represented plaintiffs in a variety of areas for almost two decades.  Prior to joining Gruenberg Law, Aisling worked at The Gilliland Firm advancing the rights of plaintiffs whose civil rights had been violated.  From 1992-2004, Aisling prosecuted plaintiff’s legal malpractice cases at the law firm of Stanford & Ryan.

Aisling is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

In her free time, Aisling can be found hiking Torrey Pines and enjoying both dog and people-friendly beaches.