“As a former law clerk at the ACLU, I strongly believe in civil rights and post-conviction relief for the formerly incarcerated.”
Mehrunisa Ranjha | Associate
Mehrunisa Ranjha is an associate attorney with experience advocating in federal and state trial courts, as well as at the appellate court level. Ms. Ranjha received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2017, where she served as a Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review. During law school, she worked as a law clerk at the ACLU, where she worked on civil rights litigation aimed at post-conviction relief for the formerly incarcerated.
Ms. Ranjha also participated in the prestigious UCLA Asylum clinic where she represented an indigent client through the entirety of their asylum case, and was successful in winning asylum for her client. In her final year of law school, Ms. Ranjha 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.
During her time at Werksman Jackson & Quinn, Ms. Ranjha has honed her appellate and motions work skills to achieve impressive results for her clients. This includes winning writs and appeals, resulting in the successful dismissal of serious felony charges and reversal of convictions. Her practice includes a focus on Fourth Amendment search and seizure law and the exclusion of illegally obtained evidence. Ms. Ranjha is also experienced in electronic surveillance and privacy law issues, including cases involving the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“CALECPA”).
Ms. Ranjha has worked with a diverse array of clientele, and is fluent in both Urdu and Punjabi.
In 2020, Ms. Ranjha was recognized as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the practice of Criminal Law.
Honors and Awards
- Rated by Super Lawyers
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law | J.D. 2017
James Madison University | B.A. 2013, cum laude
- California, 2017