David Mejias is a Long Island attorney specializing in family law and divorce. He is a managing partner at Mejias, Milgrim & Alvarado where he has practiced law for 18 years. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Foundation, the charitable branch of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association where he has previously served as President. In 2003, Dave Mejias became the first Latino elected to the Nassau County Legislature, where he served from 2004 to 2010.
In 2013, Dave was recognized by Long Island Pulse as a Top Ten Legal Eagle, winning the Family Law category. Awardees are acknowledged by a select group of Attorneys who peer review their colleagues’ expertise and skill throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
At Mejias, Milgrim & Alvarado, Mejias has won precedent setting victories for his clients in cases involving custody, maintenance and child support, and overturning post nuptial and pre-nuptial agreements. His firm has also been recognized by the Coalition against Domestic Violence for continuing to fight for the rights of victims of domestic violence.
As a Nassau County Legislator he led the effort to keep our children safe from sex offenders by sponsoring the toughest Megan’s Notification Law in New York State and wrote the legislation implementing residency restrictions for sex offenders. He sponsored and passed legislation that allows law enforcement to install computer monitoring software on the computers of registered sex offenders. One of his top accomplishments as Legislator was his proposed and passed Natalie’s Law, establishing a mapped website showing heroin arrests in neighborhoods in order to increase public awareness and mandates that police alert school districts when there is an arrest nearby.
For Mejias, the business of law is personal. It is this principle that distinguishes his conduct in this area of practice. At 13, Dave lost his father in a tragic auto accident at the hands of a negligent driver. Facing emotional and financial turmoil within his family, David vowed to help people in whatever way he could when dealing with the pain and suffering symptomatic of devastating loss. It is with that memory that Dave fights for his clients creatively, pragmatically and strategically – but most importantly, with compassion for the loss his clients are dealing with.
Past awards including recognition by Long Island Business News as one of “40 Rising Stars under 40” and named to the Long Island Press Power List as one of the 50 Most Powerful and Influential Long Islanders.
Dave Mejias was born, raised and still lives in Farmingdale, New York. He is a graduate of The University at Albany School of Business and Fordham University School of Law.