The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

Mesha Phillips was hired as an Associate Attorney in 2022 and currently represents employers, third party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters. Prior to workers’ compensation law, Mesha practiced as a family law legal aid attorney at a non-profit in San Francisco, CA. She provided free legal representation for individuals and families who could not afford to hire an attorney.

Education

Mesha received her law degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law in 2018. In 2006, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with High Honors.

Professional Membership

Mesha is a member of the State Bar of California and current member of the family law section of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF). She is a member of the Cal Berkeley Alumni Association. Go Bears!

Personal Note

People often ask me how practicing law differs when working for a large firm versus at a nonprofit organization. Rather than accentuate the differences, I focus on what remains the same: zealous advocacy. Client advocacy can take on many forms, but placing a client’s need above my own doesn’t change. I’ll never compromise the trust my client has that I am fighting for their desired outcome. This remains true whether I’m providing free legal services, taking on a pro bono case, or working on a complex workers’ compensation claim.

If I wasn’t an attorney, I’d strive to be a professional golfer. Indeed, it would be a frustrating career journey, as I am not very good at golf. However, most of my free time is spent playing the game. Golf truly is a practice in mindfulness. Author Dr. Joseph Parent agrees; I am currently reading his book "Zen Golf; A Practice in Mastering the Mental Game of Golf". Highly recommend the read.