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Cerritos
12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703

562-653-3200
562-653-3333 fax

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., La Raza Law Students Association , Co-Chair)
  • California State University (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, Member
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Mexican-American Bar Association, Member
  • California Latino School Board Members Association, Member
  • South Bay Latino Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • UCLA Law Alumni Association, Member

Elizabeth Zamora-Mejia

Partner

Practice Areas

Elizabeth Zamora-Mejia is a partner in the Cerritos office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. She represents public and private sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  Ms. Zamora-Mejia focuses on education law, providing advice and counsel to California public school districts and community college districts on general school law matters which include classified and certificated employee discipline, student rights and discipline, defending school districts against discrimination claims and contract grievances, and conducting school-related investigations. She is fluent in Spanish.

Education
Ms. Zamora-Mejia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and criminal justice from California State University, Fullerton, and her Juris Doctor from the University of California at Los Angeles.  She served as co-chair of La Raza Law Students Association and was an Associate Editor with the Chicano and Latino Law Review while in law school.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Ms. Zamora-Mejia is a contributor to the firm’s many publications. She conducts workshops and training seminars for school administrators, educational agencies, and school board members on such topics as preventing sexual harassment, employee evaluations and discipline, and student free speech rights. 

Select Speaking Presentations

  • Women in Leadership: Reaching and Breaking the Glass Ceiling Panel, AALRR’s 2015 Shell Beach Conference-An Advanced Labor Negotiations and Personnel Institute for Education Leaders and Board Members, Pismo Beach, CA (April 20, 2016)
  • Giving Control of Bilingual Education Back to Parents and School Districts: How Proposed Senate Bill 1174 Addresses the Disparities Created by Prop 227, 2015 CABE Annual Conference, California Association for Bilingual Education, San Diego, CA (March 6, 2015)
  • Lean In: Table Talks Activity, 2015 Hermanas Leadership Forum, 2015 Summer Institute, California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators, Carlsbad, CA (July 7, 2015)
  • Reaching and Breaking Glass Ceilings:  Leadership Skills for Women In the Workplace, 2015 Women in School Leadership Forum, Association of California School Administrators, American Association of School Administrators, Coronado, CA (October 1, 2015)
  • Making Education Work for Latina and Latino Students, 2015 Unity Conference, California Latino School Board Association, Del Mar, CA (October 2, 2015)
  • Educational Equity: Ensuring Compliance with Our Nation’s Civil Right Laws, AALRR’s 2015 Education Law Conference-Bridging the Gap: Promoting Equity and Achieving Excellence, Cerritos, CA (November 17, 2015) and Stockton, CA (November 16, 2015)
  • Having a Seat at the Table: Strategies for Women to Overcome Barriers in the Workplace and Beyond, 2014 Women in School Leadership Forum, Association of California School Administrators, American Association of School Administrators, Sonoma, CA (October 2, 2014)
  • Retaliation in the Workplace: Proactively Responding to Federal Civil Rights Investigations, 2014 Personnel Institute, Association of California School Administrators, Irvine, CA (October 9, 2014)
  • Be Proactive: How to Respond to Federal Civil Rights Investigations, AALRR’s 2013 Education Law Conference-Rethinking the Future, Cerritos, CA (November 19, 2013)

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