Jamie Quient is the President and Managing Attorney of Free to Thrive, a nonprofit organization that empowers survivors of all forms of human trafficking in their journey to becoming thrivers, while providing hands-on experiential learning opportunities to law and graduate students. Prior to launching Free to Thrive in 2017, Jamie practiced civil litigation for five years at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. Jamie also worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael M. Anello in the Federal District Court for United States District Court, the Southern District of California. Jamie received her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.
Jamie was the 2016-2017 president of Lawyers Club of San Diego and founded the Lawyers Club Human Trafficking Collaborative. She currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Joan. B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. Point Loma Nazarene University recognized Jamie’s contribution to the fight against human trafficking, awarding her its inaugural 2016 Hope Rising Award. Jamie also received a commendation from the City of San Diego Human Relations Commission for her leadership in combatting human trafficking of women and girls in San Diego. Jamie has also been named a “San Diego Super Lawyer – Rising Star” 2015 – 2017, San Diego Business Journal “Best of the Bar” 2015 – 2016, and San Diego Metro, 40 Under 40.