Attorney

Noel J. Meza

Noel J. Meza defends companies of all sizes in employment, business, and class action litigation, and he counsels clients on employment best practices and compliance. He has provided representation in complex cases and class actions involving claims of wage and hour violations, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, meal period and rest break violations, wrongful termination, and other violations of California employment and labor laws, including under the Fair Employment and Housing Act.  Mr. Meza also advises clients in a broad range of real estate, business, and insurance matters.

Prior to joining Greene & Roberts LLP, Mr. Meza was an associate attorney at a full-service law firm in San Diego, where he represented clients in business, employment, real estate, insurance, and securities litigation. Mr. Meza obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he served as a Senior Associate Editor of the San Diego Law Review and was awarded the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship and Bar Stipend Award, the Jerry G. Gonick and Susan S. Gonick Student Scholarship in Honor of Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo, the Mary & Alan Schulman Scholarship, the Warren Family Endowment Scholarship, and the University of San Diego School of Law Merit Scholarship.  During law school, he served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable William V. Gallo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.  He also served as a Law Clerk for the Major Crimes Section of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California and the Financial Fraud and Special Prosecutions Unit of the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.

EDUCATION

University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor

  • Senior Associate Editor, San Diego Law Review
  • Recipient of San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Law Student Scholarship and Bar Stipend Award
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Pro Bono Service Certificate

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Bachelor of Arts

  • President, Association of Professional Latinos for America (ALPFA)

BAR ADMISSIONS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • California State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Intertribal Court of Southern California

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Employment
  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Editor, Age Discrimination in Employment Law (Bloomberg Law, 3d ed. 2021)
  • Noel J. Meza, Six Tips for Navigating Virtual Hearings with Non-English-Speaking Clients, For the Record (San Diego County Bar Association April 12, 2021)
  • Co-Author, Pandemic of Coverage Litigation for Business Income Losses Due to Coronavirus Plagues Insurance Industry, 41 California Tort Reporter 127 (Thomson Reuters July 2020)
  • Co-Author, Business Interruption Coverage for the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insurance Industry Fights Biggest Battle Ever Against Difficult Odds, 42 Insurance Litigation Reporter 10 (Thomson Reuters June 2020)
  • Cited in SWB Yankees, LLC v. CNA Financial Corp., No. 20CV2155, 2021 WL 3468995, at *18 (Pa. Com. Pl. Aug. 04, 2021)
  • Cited in Brown's Gym, Inc. v. The Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. 20CV3113, 2021 WL 3036545, at *17 (Pa. Com. Pl. July 13, 2021)
  • Cited in The Scranton Club v. Tuscarora Wayne Mut. Group, Inc., No. 20CV2469, 2021 WL 454498, at *9 (Pa. Com. Pl. Jan. 25, 2021)
  • Co-Author, Pandemic of Coverage Litigation for Business Income Losses Due to Coronavirus Plagues Insurance Industry, 32 California Insurance Law & Regulation Reporter 81 (Thomson Reuters May 2020)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers' Association, Board Member
  • St. Thomas More Society of San Diego County, Board Member & Treasurer
  • San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyer Division, Subcommittee Member
  • DRI, Young Lawyers Committee, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member