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Mercedes Alanna Gustafson

Mercedes Alanna Gustafson

Practice areas:

Commercial, Litigation, Debt Collection, Mediation

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About Me

Mercedes represents individual and commercial clients in collection, contract and real estate matters. She is a regular lecturer for both the Minnesota State Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Association of Continuing Legal Education presentations on topics ranging from the use of Minnesota Conciliation Courts to collecting on Judgments. Ms. Gustafson is also an author in the Hennepin Lawyer publication and a contributing author of the Minnesota Civil Court Civil Practice Desk Book. With a focus on civil litigation, Ms. Gustafson primarily practices in Minnesota State Court, however she has also successfully litigated cases in Federal Court. No matter the forum, Ms. Gustafson is a seasoned litigator who is dedicated to representing her client’s interests in every case she handles. Outside of the office, Ms. Gustafson enjoys travelling to her family cabin in Northwestern Wisconsin and spending time with her daughter and family.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Debt Collection: 30%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Commercial: 30%
  4. Mediation: 10%



Hourly ($225-250/hour), Contingent (25-33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Matthew Sylvan Greenstein

    Mercedes is an excellent attorney with an exceptional understanding of commercial litigation and debt collection. I would highly recommend her services to anyone in need of an attorney in this area of law.


    Matthew Greenstein Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Bernick Lifson, P.A.

5500 Wayzata Boulevard
Suite 1200
Minneapolis, MN, 55416


MNAuthorized to practice200306/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Public Service Achievement AwardMinnesota Justice FoundationN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyMesserli & Kramer, P.A.2005 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hennepin County Bar AssocaitionCo-chair Creditor/debtor section2010 - 2012
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember Creditor/Debtor Section2008 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Hennepin LawyerConciliation Court as an Alternative to District Court2010
Minnesota State District Court Civil Practice Desk BookChapter 20: Collection of Judgments2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of MinnesotaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLELegislative Changes to Minnesota Conciliation Court2013
CLEHome Owner Association Litigation Issues2012
CLEUse of Conciliation Court in Minnesota Civil Litigation2011
CLEReplevin Process in Minnesota2010
CLEConciliation Court as an Alternative to District Court2009
CLEThe Judgment2008