Ernie Mejia


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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


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 size and providing wholistic support to all clients.

Ernie graduated cum laude in 2019 from the University of San Francisco, School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctorate and was awarded the Kent Lloyd Scholarship, the Academic Excellence Award and Best Student Note Award. Ernie authored and published multiple articles in law review journals throughout the nation while in law school and was the Executive Editor of University of San Francisco Law Review Volume 52. Ernie is a member of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom and  San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association.

In his free time, Ernie tends to his growing plant collection, takes a dance class or two, and loves to explore the city on foot.

Bar Admissions



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

University of San Francisco School of Law

  • Executive Editor, Vol. 53, USF LAW REVIEW (2018-2019)
  • Graduation Chair, La Raza Law Students Association (2018-19)
  • Immigration Policy Clinic with Professor Bill Hing, ILRC Founder (Fall 2018)
  • Junior Staffer, Vol. 52, USF LAW REVIEW (2017-2018)
  • Case Counsel, 1L Trial Coach, USF Moot Court Program (2017-2018)
  • Technical Editor, USF MARITIME LAW JOURNAL (Spring 2017)
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 highest grade, Sexuality Law (Fall 2019)
  • CALI Award for 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)