Michelle Mejia

Senior Associate
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Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Areas of Practice

Bar associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Admitted to practice

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Court of International Trade

State Bar Memberships

Education

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
J.D.

North Carolina State University
B.A., political science

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MICHELLE L MEJIA is a Senior Associate of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Chicago office. Ms. Mejia concentrates her practice in the areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, insurance defense, and commercial contracts related to international trade and transportation matters. She has been counsel of record in a number of reported decisions and her clients include freight forwarders, carriers, customs brokers and corporations involved in the movement of goods.

Ms. Mejia has experience handling civil litigation involving international trade issues, including trademark infringement, cargo loss, errors and omissions by logistics providers, and disputes that arise between exporters and importers. In addition, she has handled many U.S. Customs seizures of goods along with civil forfeitures.

Ms. Mejia has also been lead counsel in many commercial cases in various federal districts and states involving diverse areas of the law. Her varied litigation practice spans numerous industries and encompasses virtually all types of business disputes, including breach of contract, business torts, Uniform Commercial Code and common law fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Ms. Mejia is also highly skilled at helping companies address problems without litigation. She routinely advises clients on how to avoid civil liability through the review, drafting and implementation of various commercial contracts. She is also routinely called upon to provide counsel on alternative dispute resolution strategies and has engaged extensively in mediation and unique pre-litigation dispute resolution techniques.

Ms. Mejia is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Florida. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. district courts for the Southern and Middle districts of Florida and the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Court of International Trade. She is a member of the Transportation and Logistics Council, the Traffic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association. She holds a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University and a B.A. from North Carolina State University.

Publications

Contributing author, ABA Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2007

Contributing author, ABA Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2008

Beyond the Boilerplate: Updating and Reviewing Your Commercial Contracts, 2013

Customs & International Headlines