John M. Mejia '03 Named Legal Director of the ACLU of Utah

John M. Mejia, '03, will take over as legal director of the ACLU of Utah.

Mejia has previously worked at Chicago-based Sidley Austin, in the firm’s insurance and financial services group. His specialties there included insurance class action defense, reinsurance litigation, and complex litigation.

"I am excited to serve as Legal Director of the ACLU of Utah," John said. "Throughout my career, public service has been of utmost importance to me, so this is my dream job. I have always believed that the ACLU and the ACLU of Utah serve a vital function of protecting the civil rights of everyone, from the most powerful to the least among us. I look forward to being able to work to advance civil rights here in my hometown of Salt Lake and throughout Utah," Mejia said in a statement.

Mejia graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with honors in 2003. Prior to law school, Mejia attended Brown University, where he also graduated with honors in 1997. He returned to Utah in 2008 to work in U.S. District Court as a law clerk.