• Bachelors in Political Science from University of California, San Diego
  • J.D., from University of San Francisco School of Law; cum laude; Class Percentile, Top 10%; Dean’s List Recipient


Practice Sections

Labor and Employment Law


Ernie D. Mejia is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP Downtown San Francisco office. Ernie has extensive experience providing management defense and advice and counseling support to small and medium businesses in matters relating to every stage of the employment relationship from onboarding, to performance correction, and termination. He is well-versed in the needs of an employer working with companies in various industries and employee sizes and providing holistic support to all clients.

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Publications & Engagements
  • El Peligro De Ser Igual: The Danger of Being the “Same”, 2 Willamette Journal of Social Justice & Equity 117 (2018)
  • – Author Speaker Series, Willamette University’s Social Justice and Equity Law Symposium

(April 2019)

  • A Damaging Cure: Queer Youth and Conversion Therapy, __ Florida A&M University Law Review __ (forthcoming 2021)

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom and San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association

Awards and Recognition
  • Class of 2019 – Academic Excellence Award – (presented to graduate who made extraordinary contributions to the intellectual life of the law school)
  • Class of 2019 – Best Student Note – (presented to the graduate who wrote the best student note which is published or of publishable quality)
  • CALI Award for the highest grade, Sexuality Law (Fall 2019)
  • CALI Award for the highest grade, Civil Procedure II (Spring 2018)
  • Kent Lloyd Scholarship Award Recipient (Fall 2016 -Spring 2019)


Classes/Seminars Taught
  • 1)COVID-19 Continued Business Considerations in 2021
  • Attorney Action Club and San Francisco Lawyers Network, (April 1, 2021)
  • 2)New Employer Pay Data Reporting Requirement: SB 973
  • Employment Advisory Council san Mateo, (March 24, 2021)
  • 3)The Mitzel Group 2021 Legal Update Seminar
  • The Mitzel Group LLP, (January 28, 2021)
  • 4)2021 Employment Law Updates
  • Employment Advisory Council San Mateo, (January 11, 2021)
  • 5)Return or Stay Home – Workforce Considerations in the Time of COVID-19
  • Employment Advisory Council San Mateo, (June 23, 2020)
  • 6)What Keeps You Up At Night – A Webinar for Human Resources Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Employment Advisory Council Alameda, (April 20, 2020)