Senior Associate Attorney

Elizabeth A. Harland

Ms. Harland is a senior associate at Adams Silva & McNally LLP. Her practice focuses on a wide variety of legal issues, including labor and employment, business and facilities, special education, student matters, charter schools, governance, and general education law. Ms. Harland has extensive experience representing school districts and has conducted presentations and trainings for school district staff on various topics, including special education and student issues.

Prior to joining Adams Silva & McNally, Ms. Harland served as a legal intern at the University of San Diego Education & Disability Clinic, where she represented low-income parents of students with disabilities in cases ranging from special education to limited conservatorships. Ms. Harland interned with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s Family Law Project, where she appeared in family court on behalf of domestic violence victims and received the organization’s Distinguished Service Award. As a law clerk with the General Counsel of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, she assisted in the representation of its Board, executive staff, and its several divisions and departments on matters ranging from governance to employment disputes.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Harland volunteered with the American Indian Recruitment Program, where she prepared statistically disadvantaged American Indian high school students for success in higher education. Additionally, Ms. Harland served as the President of the Pre-Law Society at San Diego State University.

Ms. Harland has been published in the 2015 issue of the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law.


  • University of San Diego School of Law (Juris Doctor)
  • San Diego State University (Bachelor of Arts, Political Science)


  • California State Bar
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California


  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • San Diego County Bar Association