Meza Law


  • MBE

Firm Size

  • 3-5

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • Yes

Ricardo Meza, Managing Partner

Ricardo Meza
Managing Partner

          Meza Law was founded on the idea that all clients deserve experienced lawyers who can quickly assess a legal situation and offer sound and reasonable business advice that is in the best interest of the client.  If you need to conduct an investigation or are being investigated, the knowledge and experience of our former federal prosecutors is invaluable.

           When faced with employment related disputes, Meza Law attorneys are equipped to handle all of your most sensitive matters. Federal and state litigation requires first-rate trial lawyers who can defend,  prosecute your case and who have tried multiple cases to a jury. Meza Law is committed to providing all its clients with superior service and legal representation.    


          Ricardo Meza served more than ten years as a federal prosecutor in the Northern District of Illinois and the Western District of Texas and was Illinois’ former Executive Inspector General. He has substantial trial experience having tried over 33 federal jury trials. He represents clients in banking, construction, and healthcare sectors.  

          Celia Meza is the former City of Chicago Corporation Counsel where she led and managed the legal department for the 3rd largest city in the U.S. and oversaw all litigation, torts, contracts, real estate, commercial transactions, and enforcement. Celia is a former federal prosecutor and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)® with expertise in labor, employment, contracts, ethics, compliance, and investigations.  Her past roles include serving as a Chief Compliance Officer and serving as Deputy Inspector General of Investigations for the City of Chicago. 






Chicago, IL

542 S. Dearborn, 10th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60605


Person of contact: Ricardo Meza

Chicago, IL

542 S. Dearborn, 10th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Person of contact: Celia Meza

Practice Areas

  • Construction
    • Construction Contracts
  • Corporate
    • Internal Investigations
  • Labor & Employment
    • Compliance
    • Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents
    • Investigations - Internal/Agency
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Administrative
    • Criminal (White Collar)
    • Health and Healthcare Law
    • Higher Education
  • White Collar / Investigations
    • Compliance
    • Regulatory Investigations

Firm Bio

Investigations & White Collar

At Meza Law we are skilled investigators who know how to get to the bottom of what happened. We represent witnesses in investigations and defend clients in grand jury or other government agency inquiries. Whether there are allegations of fraud, waste, or misconduct made against yourself or a high-ranking employee, you need someone with a track record of conducting complete and thorough investigations, knowledge of how to best handle legal requests for information, and experience advising on next steps when facing concerns.

  • Whistleblower claims, investigations, or litigation
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Executive staff or Board member wrongdoing
  • Vendor or third-party irregularities

Labor, Employment and Compliance

The attorneys at Meza Law are equipped to handle your most sensitive employment matters. We represent employers of all sizes and work closely with them to assess their workplace needs and concerns. We are experienced in drafting human resource policies and procedures, employee handbooks, employment contracts, and noncompete, nondisclosure, and severance agreements. We are also available to provide advice and counsel on day-to-day employment issues that arise and can conduct mandated harassment, discrimination, or compliance education training.

  • Wrongful termination allegations
  • Retaliation or whistleblower claims
  • Accommodation disputes
  • Discrimination or harassment training

Trial Lawyers & Commercial Litigation

If faced with a lawsuit, you and/or your company need experienced litigation attorneys representing your best interests. At Meza Law, our attorneys have appeared before federal and state judges and conducted civil and criminal jury trials in Illinois, Texas, and California. When you need a trial-ready attorney who will vigorously advocate on your behalf in and out of the courtroom, contact us.

  • Business or contract disputes
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Workplace or employment disputes
  • Fraud or unfair competition claims

Civil Rights, Government and Regulatory

Civil rights, government, and regulatory matters require attorneys who can quickly review the facts, evaluate and identify legal issues, and swiftly develop strategic responses to any concerns. If you or your Company have been served with a government subpoena, contact us for trusted and experienced representation.

  • Bank, mortgage, or other financial institution issues
  • Government, regulatory or administrative agency inquiries
  • Housing, employment, or other discrimination
  • Federal or State agency requests for information
  • Federal, State, or local Inspector General investigations