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Erin R Mindoro

Insurance Attorney at Lake Forest, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Erin (Mindoro) Ezra

  • State Years
    California - CA 13 years
    New York - NY 16 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    70%
    Insurance Coverage and Carrier Representation

  2. Employment and labor
    30%
    Employer Representation

Erin Mindoro Ezra is the managing partner of Berger Kahn’s South Orange County office. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage and labor and employment.

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 2013-present, and is an Avvo Clients’ Choice awardee in 2014 for her glowing client reviews and a perfect “10” rating.

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.

Location

Berger Kahn - South Orange County Office
1 Spectrum Pointe Drive, Suite 340
Lake Forest, CA, 92630

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Reviews

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Posted by graham | November 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Labor dispute with quasi state agency
I was very impressed with Ms. Mindora's handing of this case. She was well prepared and knowledgeable in this area of law. Ms. Mindora was pragmatic while offering a variety of options. She presented herself in a professional manner to the Labor Commissioner, demonstrating her familiarity with the details of this area of litigation. Lastly, the counselor was readily available and promptly returned calls. I would highly recommend this attorney. comm
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Posted by Ellen Mondares | December 31, 2014
A VERY GRATEFUL AND SATISFIED CLIENT
Erin was very helpful and kept me informed during the whole process. She was able to give me the result i needed in a timely manner. I would highly recommend her .
Posted by Tom | December 21, 2014
Employee return to work with restrictions and disability - employer accommodation issues.
I was attempting to return to work after a year long medical leave due to the loss of an eye and somewhat compromised vision in the other (not work related). The company was very literally interpreting - and on some points misinterpreting - the doctor’s note regarding my ability to work safely. My one and only meeting with them resulted in me being “handshaked” out of the company with a woeful attempt at determining essential job functions or any reasonable accommodations whatsoever. The inter-active form used during the meeting was signed (not by me) and sent off to personnel. I could never return to my former job. At this point I sought legal counsel from Erin Mindoro. Erin’s approach was to not create barriers to communication, or make demands or accusations, but to encourage my employer and me to work with each other for an agreeable result. The letter she sent to my employer was to remind them of their obligation to explore all reasonable accommodations and ways to return me to my former job; a very polite, professional, reminder. I wasn't sure how this letter would be taken by the company but the effect ended up being amazing. All of the sudden there was a second meeting, the signed inter-active form got rolled back, there was a clarification of the doctor’s note, and they brought in a professional to do an essential job function analysis. That’s a lot to get from a single letter. There’s no way I could have done that on my own. I think Erin’s approach is a testament to her experience – it has really kept the process moving. This case is ongoing and Erin and I have communicated on numerous occasions. She is very personable and immediately responsive to any calls, emails, or texts. From my experience with her as my legal counsel, she is very knowledgeable in her field of practice. I would certainly and highly recommend Erin Mindoro for any employment or labor issues. As a note: Although I did not know Erin personally prior to my case, my son takes piano lessons from her mom and that’s how we came in contact. I also have several friends who know her and will, at anytime, give personal assurance to Erin’s integrity and character.
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Posted by Stacy | December 9, 2014
Exceptional Representation
Erin is a sensational attorney, quick to respond to any questions I had, advice given was always in my best interest, very knowledgeable about employment law. I would recommend Erin to anyone looking for an attorney, she is amazing!
Posted by Bob | August 21, 2014
Services required for long term disability claim
Erin has worked tirelessly with me to resolve issues of denial of payment from my longterm disability company. She never gives up, communicates consistently, and is a professional in the truest sense of the word- a skilled expert in these matters.
Posted by Tom | August 19, 2014
The worked hard for me, very happy with results
I contacted her firm and Erin took care of my case (disability policy). She kept me up to date on the details, was able to get help in her office when she needed it from other lawyers, and showed genuine concern for the case. I would return again without hesitating, and recommend her and her office to my friends and family.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Berger Kahn - South Orange County Office
  • 2021 - Present
  • Principal
  • Berger Kahn
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Berger Kahn, ALC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • O'Connell and Aronowitz
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Summer Associate
  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legislative Extern
  • United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Kantor & Godwin, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Friestad Law Firm, APC
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • State Univ of New York SOL
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2007
  • La Sierra University
  • B.S. Business Administration: Finance & Risk Management
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Berger Kahn Prevails in Uninsured Motorist Benefits Case
  • Berger Kahn Associate Erin Mindoro and Principal David Ezra obtained a favorable judgment on August 20, 2012 in a case involving alleged uninsured motorist benefits and bad faith claims handling.

Associations

  • Project Youth, Orange County Bar Foundation
  • Associate Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

Honors and Awards

  • Up-and-Coming 50: Women Southern California Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Up-and-Coming 25: “Orange County Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Up-and-Coming 50: Women Southern California Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • "Top 100 Labor & Employment Settlements"
  • Top Verdict
  • 2017
  • Up-and-Coming 25: “Orange County Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Up-and-Coming 25: "Orange County Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Up-and-Coming 50: Women Southern California Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Up-and-Coming 25: Orange County Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Up-and-Coming 100: Southern California Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Up-and-Coming 50: Women Southern California Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California”
  • Los Angeles Magazine/ Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California”
  • Los Angeles Magazine/Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Alumni Award, School of Business and Management
  • La Sierra University
  • N/A
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • CRF-OC's 38th Annual High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Partner Erin Ezra volunteers at CRF-OC's 38th Annual High School Mock Trial Competition
  • 2018
  • "The Irvine Showdown," UC Irvine's Mock Trial Competition Team's Pre-Season Invitational
  • Partner Erin Ezra serves judge at UCI's Mock Trial Pre-Season Invitational
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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General practice Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Several years ago, Erin and I worked together in the same legal community. I was always impressed with how she handled her matters in Court. Her clients received the best advocacy under her watch. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erin is a terrific lawyer. Smart, personable, good writer and she has a good report with her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Lake Forest Insurance Lawyer Erin R Mindoro
Erin R Mindoro
Insurance Attorney
Lake Forest, CA
Licensed for 16 years