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Patricia A. Ellis
Patricia A. Ellis
Los Angeles, California Office
Tel: (213) 576-1481
Fax: (213) 625-1930
Practice Areas
Labor and Employment, Litigation
Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law, 1987.
B.A., Idaho State University, 1981.

Patricia A. Ellis is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Meserve, Mumper & Hughes LLP and a member of the Firm's Management Committee. Ms. Ellis has been in practice with the firm since 1987. She is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Ellis specializes in representing employers in the litigation of employment related matters arising under state and federal employment statutes (Title VII, FEHA, ADEA, ADA, ERISA), as well as the defense of common-law and statutory employment lawsuits for breach of contract, wrongful termination, defamation, invasion of privacy, sexual harassment, and other employment related torts. In addition, Ms. Ellis counsels management on litigation avoidance and day-to-day labor and human resource problems, including the implementation and review of contracts of employment and personnel policies to ensure compliance with existing wage and hour, labor and anti-discrimination laws.

Ms. Ellis has significant civil trial experience and she has arbitrated matters before private judicial arbitrators and mediators. She has also argued matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. In addition, Ms. Ellis is a court-appointed mediator for the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles and, Since 1992, has been a member of the Salvation Army Los Angeles Metropolitan Advisory Board.

Ms. Ellis is a 1987 graduate of Southwestern University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from Idaho State University in 1981.

Bar Admissions
State Bar of California, 1987
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Professional Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Torts and Insurance Practice sections)
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, DRI Life, Health and Disability Committee
Member, DRI Diversity Committee
Member, DRI Employment Law Committee
Member, California Minority Counsel Program ("CMCP")