Erin (Mindoro) Ezra

Erin (Mindoro) Ezra

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Irvine, CA

Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation
 | 1 Park Plaza, Suite 340, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-474-1880
Fax: 949-313-5029
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (80%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Tagalog
    Attorney Profile

    Erin (Mindoro) Ezra, a partner in the Irvine office, focuses her practice on employment law and litigation.

    Erin has successfully represented clients in wage and hour disputes, sexual harassment, discrimination, accommodation, retaliation, and other employment disputes.

    In addition to litigation, Erin also works with business owners, managers, and human resource departments to help ensure sound practices that prevent employment litigation and minimize workplace disputes.  She has also worked with employment contracts and developing personnel policies to ensure legal compliance.

    With both a JD and MBA degree, Erin excels in dealing with the complex legal issues juxtaposed against the practical realities today’s California businesses face.

    Erin has garnered recognition from Super Lawyers Rising Stars to the lists of “Up-and-Coming 25: Orange County Rising Stars,” “Up-and-Coming 100: Southern California Rising Stars,” and “Up-and-Coming 50: Women Southern California Rising Stars.” In addition, Erin has been selected to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” from 2013-present, “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California” in 2014-present, and is an Avvo Clients’ Choice awardee in 2014 for her glowing client reviews and a perfect “10” rating. Erin was also recognized in Top Verdict’s "Top 10 Labor & Employment in California in 2017" for Nguyen v. Renaissance Nails & Spa, Inc.

    Before joining Berger Kahn, Erin was an associate at O’Connell and Aronowitz in the firm’s Plattsburgh, New York office, where her practice concentrated on litigation.

    In her practice, Erin has successfully handled appeals, including published opinions in Bourdeau Bros., Inc. v. Bennett, 74 A.D.3d 1542 (3rd Dep’t 2010), McCormick v. Bechtol, 68 A.D.3d 1376 (3rd Dep’t 2009), and Klotz v. Warick, 53 A.D.3d 976 (3rd Dep’t 2008).

    Known for her insightful legal commentary, Erin is frequently published in top legal publications, including Law360, the Daily Journal, O.C. Lawyer and other leading legal and HR publications. Some of Erin’s employment publications include:

    “Job Applicant Background Check Basics for Employers”
    Women on Business – November 23, 2015

    “Simplifying Background Checks
    HRM America – November 11, 2015

    “4 C’s to Correctly Classifying Independent Contractors”
    Women on Business – August 3, 2015

    “Are Nail Salons Lousy with the Law?
    Daily Journal – June 20, 2015

    “Taking a Pregnant Pause: Potential Pitfalls in Applying the Business Judgment Rule and the Mixed Motive Defense in Employment Cases”
    O.C. Lawyer – October 1, 2014

    “Don’t Get Hit by an Employment Lawsuit”
    Nails Magazine – August 2014

    “Thinking Outside the Checked Box: Six Legal Tips to Get More Out of Your Employment Application”
    You The Entrepreneur – August 7, 2014

    “Mixed Emotions on the Mixed Motive Defense”
    Law360 – May 18, 2014

    “Nailing Down Independent Contractor Status”
    HG Legal Resources

    Erin is committed to excellence in the legal profession and community service, frequently serving the Orange County legal community through her nonprofit board memberships and volunteer service. She spends her free time helping educate the community's aspiring lawyers by volunteering to serve as a judge or attorney evaluator at high school and collegiate level mock trials. Erin enjoys lending her expertise to aspiring law students seeking to prepare an understanding of trial proceedings and the practicalities of the legal profession before entering law school.

    About Erin Ezra

    Admitted: 2011, California

    Professional Webpage:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • On December 3, 2014, Berger Kahn attorney Erin Mindoro was officially sworn in as one of the newest Associate Board members for the Orange County Bar Foundation, a highly-esteemed Orange County non-profit organization committed to keeping at-risk youth out of jail, in school, healthy, and drug free through education, counseling, and mentoring. Shareholder David Ezra was also in attendance. The OCBF is a leader in the field of juvenile crime diversion and citizenship education for over 30 years, consistently achieving positive results in the community served and primarily supported by the O.C. legal and business community including attorneys, judges and those serving the law firms and the courts. Berger Kahn congratulates Erin on her new leadership role serving the community. Having previously hosted legal interns from inner-city Santa Ana through the programs of the Bar Foundation, Berger Kahn looks forward to many great collaborations ahead. Learn more about the Bar Foundation…, 2015

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Berger Kahn Supports Project Youth OCBF at 6th Annual Game Day Fundraiser, 2019
    • Berger Kahn Supports Project Youth’s 7th Annual Brewfest EventOn June 28, 2019, Berger Kahn attended Project Youth’s 7th annual rooftop Brewfest fundraiser. The Orange County Bar Foundation’s Project Youth, a non-profit organization, holds the event every year in order to raise money for its programs that provide health education, academic, and career development, as well as a juvenile diversion for at-risk youth in the Santa Ana community. This year’s event included an impressive array of good eats, wines, unlimited beer samplings, and an impressive raffle. Along with the food and festivities, three participants of Berger Kahn’s Orange County Marathon team were awarded for placing top three in their divisions: Chris Neumeyer, shareholder Steve Cohn, and his daughter Molly Cohn. Congratulations to all three runners! OC Bar Foundation Associate Board member and Partner Erin Ezra, Shareholders David Ezra and Steve Cohn, Associate Andrew Wyatt, Partner Kathleen Danna, Paralegals Alyssa Telles and Hannah Hong, and Legal Assistants Nathan Malicdem and Jacqueline Lee were also in attendance., 2019
    • Partner Erin Ezra Selects Winning Team at UC Irvine Beach Bash Mock Trial Tournament, 2019
    • Berger Kahn Kicks Off the Holidays by Running in Santa Claus for a Cause 5K, 2018
    • Berger Kahn Supports Project Youth OCBF at the Annual Meeting, 2018
    • Berger Kahn Joins the 2018 PurpleStride OC 5K to End Pancreatic Cancer, 2018
    • Partner Erin Ezra and Associate Andrew Wyatt Speak at Chapman’s Pre-Law Society Attorney Panel, 2018
    • Partner Erin Ezra serves as judge at UCI's Mock Trial Pre-Season Invitational

      , 2018
    • Shareholder David Ezra and partner Erin Ezra attended the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County Annual Benefit on Thursday, October 25th.

      , 2018
    • Partner Erin Ezra volunteers at CRF-OC's 38th Annual High School Mock Trial Competition

      , 2018
    • Shareholder Dave Ezra and Partner Erin Ezra Attend OCBF Fundraiser Event -  In January, Shareholder Dave Ezra and Partner Erin Ezra attended the Orange County Bar Foundation’s Game Day Fundraiser to help benefit the OCBF’s Youth Projects, a nonprofit organization committed to keeping at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug-free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening.

      , 2018
    • Partner Erin Mindoro Ezra Featured At Project Youth OCBF Young Lawyer Career Panel (filed under: Philanthropic | July 24, 2018) Berger Kahn Partner and Associate Board Member Erin Mindoro Ezra addressed Project SELF interns at University of California, Irvine School of Law as part of the Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Career Panel on July 11, 2018. Erin and another OCBF Associate Board member shared their experiences and lessons from their journey from law school and their careers. Project SELF is a program of the non-profit organization Project Youth in partnership with the Orange County Chapter Association of Legal Administrators. The Project SELF program provides legal internships and mentorships to low-income and at-risk Santa Ana youth entering their Senior year of High School., 2018
    • Shareholder Dave Ezra and Partner Erin Ezra Attend Judicate West Celebration (filed under: | July 7, 2018) On June 7, 2018, Shareholder Dave Ezra and Partner Erin Ezra attended the Judicate West Open House celebrating Judicate West’s 25th anniversary and welcoming the newest additions to their roster of distinguished neutrals. The event, held in the Judicate West offices in Santa Ana, welcomed Hon. Frederick P. Aguirre, Ret., Hon. Theirry P Colaw, Ret., Ed Fernandez, Esq., Hon. Steven Perk, Ret., and Hon. Clay Smith, Ret., 2018
    • Berger Kahn Supports Alzheimer’s Orange County (filed under: Philanthropic | October 5, 2018) On October 2, 2018, shareholder David Ezra, partner Erin Ezra, Alyssa Telles, and Hannah Hong attended a fundraiser benefiting Alzheimer’s Orange County and also celebrating the grand opening of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Irvine., 2018
    • Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation Rooftop Event Attended and Supported by Berger Kahn Shareholder Dave Ezra and Partner Erin (Mindoro) Ezra (filed under: Philanthropic | July 7, 2018) In support of the programs and initiatives of the Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation, OCBF Associate Board member and Berger Kahn Partner Erin Ezra, Shareholder Dave Ezra, along with Associate Ian Kaplan, Alyssa Telles, Hannah Hong and Rebecca Malkin joined the Bar Foundation for their 6th Annual Rooftop Brewfest Fundraiser. Project Youth keeps at-risk youth in school, healthy, and drug-free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening by addressing youth risk factors at an early age and by building the capacity of local service systems that promote positive results, often giving youth a second chance., 2018
    • Shareholder David Ezra and Partner Erin Mindoro Attend CRF-OC Mock Trial Awards (filed under: | April 19, 2017) On February 9, Dave and Erin attended the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange county, Mock Trial Annual Awards Reception, with attorney Bryan Caforio as keynote speaker, winner of the 2000 Judge Henry Moor Outstanding Orator of the Year Award and honoring Hon. Glenda Sanders, the Orange County Public Defender’s Office and more for their service in the community.

      , 2017
    • Shareholder Dave Ezra and Partner Erin Ezra Attend Project Youth OCBF Annual Meeting (filed under: Philanthropic | February 9, 2018) The 2017 Orange County Bar Foundation Society of Fellows Recognition Reception and Annual meeting on December 13 awarded the Project Youth OCBF’s “Sammy” award, the Society of Fellows Distinguished Fellows award, and the Distinguished Judicial Fellows awards. The 2018 Board of Directors were announced, along with the installation of Officers for 2018 and the 2018 Associate Board of Directors. Shareholder Dave Ezra and Partner Erin Ezra attended the event in support of the OCBF., 2017
    • Dave and Erin Attend the 2017 Annual Benefit for Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County Auction, and Benefit Reception Each year the Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange County (CRF-OC) reaches nearly 8,500 Orange County students and adult volunteers through these five innovative, interactive and engaging educational programs. This year, Dave and Erin had the honor of attending this charitable foundation’s night of support., 2017
    • Shareholder David Ezra and Partner Erin Mindoro Run 5K at O.C. Marathon for O.C. Bar Foundation (filed under: Philanthropic | May 10, 2016) The Orange County Bar Foundation proudly included Shareholder David Ezra and Principal Erin Mindoro among their charity team at the O.C. Marathon, culminating in the Wahoo’s 5K run. Erin’s team raised a total of $1,085 dollars for at-risk youth in Orange County, placing her among the top 20 fundraising teams for this event for the OCBF, where she sits on the Associate Board. Learn more about the OCBF…, 2016
    • Partner Erin Mindoro Serves as Mock Trial Attorney Scorekeeper for Constitutional Rights Foundation (filed under: Philanthropic | December 6, 2016) Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange County held round two of their mock trial competition on Nov. 17, 2016, and Partner Erin Mindoro was there to support the effort as a volunteer attorney scorekeeper. CRF’s Mock Trial Program is an academic competition for high school and middle school students. The program was created to help students acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of our society. With the help of a teacher and a volunteer attorney coach, students prepare and present the trial. The students play a variety of courtroom characters including trial attorneys, pretrial motion attorneys, witnesses, clerks, and bailiffs.  , 2016
    • Shareholder David Ezra and Prinicpal Erin Mindoro Attend Bar Foundation Event in Support of Empowering Youth(filed under: Philanthropic | January 29, 2016) Shareholder David Ezra and Principal Erin Mindoro attended the O.C. Bar Foundation “Game Day Fundraiser” on behalf of Berger Kahn, enjoying football, food, games and raffle prizes all in support of the nonprofit organization where Erin serves on the Associate Board. OCBF is committed to keeping at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug-free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening. The programs of OCBF empower youth and families to make positive choices, building the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and success., 2016
    • O.C. Bar Foundation Associate Board Summer Rooftop Event Attended and Supported by Berger Kahn - In support of the programs and initiatives of the O.C. Bar Foundation, OCBF Associate Board member and Berger Kahn partner Erin Mindoro, along with Shareholder Dave Ezra, attorney Orlando Arellano and legal secretary Pam Daubert joined the Bar Foundation for their summer rooftop event.

      , 2016
    • Berger Kahn Supports Arts, Access to Justice and Safer Children and Families In the effort to support the community, Berger Kahn has taken an additional approach to assisting those in need this Summer. Through collaborative partnerships, Berger Kahn has been able to give over $3000 in in-kind donations to community partners who help to make our community strong. Thanks to the involvement of Principals Sherman Spitz, Steve Cohn, Dave Ezra and Erin Mindoro we have been able to lend additional support to the charities below: Public Law Center – a pro bono law firm for Orange County’s residents who are low income or vulnerable. Laguna Playhouse – Enriching lives through the magic of live theater Center for Child Abuse Prevention – Breaking the generational cycle of abuse O. C. Bar Foundation – Keeping at-risk youth in school, healthy, and drug-free, 2015
    • O.C. Bar Foundation Event Sponsored by Berger Kahn--In support of the programs and initiatives of the O.C. Bar Foundation, Associate Board member attorney Erin Mindoro, along with Principal Dave Ezra and attorney Orlando Arellano joined the Bar Foundation for their summer rooftop event., 2015
    • Berger Kahn Attorneys and Staff Share Knowledge and Resources with O.C. Bar Foundation Higher Education Mentoring Program On August 26, Berger Kahn Principal Erin Mindoro and Marketing and PR Director Jess Block Nerren gave a workshop to 22 high school seniors at the Orange County Bar Foundation offices on topics including writing, communications, and college admission essays. Students heard from Principal Erin Mindoro on her journey to becoming an attorney and they heard from Jess on her journey to provding communications for Berger Kahn. Both presenters offered up tips and workshop materials for writing, editing and perfecting students’ written communications along their journey to higher education., 2015
    • Principals David Ezra and Erin Mindoro Attend O.C. Bar Foundation Society of Fellows Recognition Reception and Installation Dinner(filed under: Philanthropic | December 17, 2015) Principals David Ezra and Erin Mindoro attended the O.C. Bar Foundation Society of Fellow Recognition Reception and Installation Dinner recognizing those who made the important work of the Bar Foundation possible throughout the year. Erin Mindoro is a proud member of the Associate Board of the Bar Foundation and is involved in many of their events throughout the year., 2015
    • The Orange County Attorney Journal highlighted our attorneys’ involvement in the community, sharing the good news of our Associate Erin Mindoro joining the Bar Foundation Associate Board. The Orange County Bar Foundation supports youth safety, education, and health in the region and we proudly congratulate Erin on her new role., 2015
    • Berger Kahn Attends OC Bar Foundation Associate Board Event Supporting Youth Safety, Health and Education - Shareholder Dave Ezra, and attorneys Erin Mindoro and Zach Rutman attended the O.C. Bar Foundation Associate Board’s premier annual event, benefiting youth safety, health and education programs of the Orange County Bar Foundation. Berger Kahn previously has hosted Bar Foundation legal interns through their program Project SELF in 2012 and 2013.

      , 2014
    • Berger Kahn at the Constitutional Rights Foundation Annual Benefit - Partner Dave Ezra and Attorneys Erin Mindoro and Zach Rutman joined the Constitutional Rights Foundation to celebrate 33 years of service to Orange County youth, recognize the outstanding legal leadership, and raise awareness of the CRF’s work promoting civic literacy and youth leadership.

      , 2014
    • Shareholder David Ezra and attorney Erin Mindoro attended the Judicate West “Suite Night of Baseball” event supporting Inner City Law Center’s Homeless Veterans Program, Sept. 18, 2014. The homeless veterans program by Inner City Law Center assists those who have served in the military in obtaining or maintaining housing, disability benefits, and reducing barriers to stability. Berger Kahn thanks Judicate West, a leading provider of alternative resolution services, for their passion and commitment to serving all those in need of legal services through their initiatives., 2014

    Educational Background:

    • University at Buffalo, State University of New York (JD/MBA, 2007), 2007
    • La Sierra University, (BS Finance and Risk Management, 2001), 2001
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    Office Location for Erin (Mindoro) Ezra

    1 Park Plaza, Suite 340
    Irvine, CA 92614

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