A zealous trial and appellate litigator, Mehru Ranjha is fiercely dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of her clients in white collar defense and complex civil litigation matters.
Prior to joining Larson, Mehru was an associate at a prominent Los Angeles criminal defense firm, where she specialized in appellate litigation and trial court motions work. This experience honed her written and oral advocacy skills to achieve consistently impressive results for her clients. For example, her work on a writ of mandamus brought before the California Court of Appeal resulted in the successful pretrial dismissal of dozens of serious felony charges. In addition to her extensive experience with all stages of litigation and on a diverse array of matters, Mehru’s practice at her previous firm included a particular focus on Fourth Amendment search and seizure law, as well as litigation pursuant to the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CALECPA).
With a passionate focus on civil rights advocacy, Mehru was a law clerk at the ACLU during law school, where she worked on civil rights litigation aimed at post-conviction relief for the formerly incarcerated. She also participated in the prestigious UCLA Asylum clinic, representing an indigent client through the entirety of their asylum case and ultimately winning asylum for her client. In her final year of law school, Mehru worked with a respected international human rights organization to research and create a wiki specifically designed to provide free legal guidance and resources for criminal defense attorneys in countries without a robust public defender system.
- University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D.
- James Madison University, B.A., cum laude
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S.D.C Central District of California