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Lindsey Bronwyn Mercer

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime

About Me

I am a native of San Diego. I attended UC Berkeley and obtained a degree in political science with an emphasis on US history and politics. After Cal, I spent two years in the non profit sector working as a leadership consultant traveling to college campus across the country. I returned home to the University of San Diego for law school because I knew I wanted to practice law in San Diego and work to better our local community.


 


While in law school, I studied international criminal law at Oxford University in England and the University of Western Cape in Capetown, South Africa. While in Capetown, I had the incredible opportunity to visit South Africa's prisons and discuss the S. African and US legal systems with the wardens and prisoners. These conversations led me to my career as a criminal defense attorney. My office is committed to ensure clients' rights to the best legal representation possible, help clients get back on the right track, and work to improve the system.


 


My defense experience includes being a part of the defense team for three death penalty cases, co-counsel for a high profile attempted murder case, lead counsel on federal gang racketeering/child pornography charges, and representation of clients accused of DUIs, domestic violence charges, drug offenses, theft offenses, sex offenses, violent felonies, murder, rape, and juvenile cases. I handle all types of misdemeanor and felony cases including felony cases with prior strikes. I have significant experience handling cases for members of all branches of the US military.


 


In my spare time, you can find me cheering on my beloved Cal bears, running, and exploring the world.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    10 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    10 years
  3. Federal Crime: 15%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Jennifer Michelle Gerstenzang

    Lindsey is an extraordinary attorney and exceptional in her field. She has worked on extremely difficult cases and I have seen first hand the outstanding results she achieves through her hard work and advocacy. In addition to being a skilled attorney, she has a unique ability to relate to both judges and prosecution the specific circumstances of her clients, which sets her clients apart from the sea of other cases before the courts. Her ability to do this transforms her client from a file on a desk to a human being, and translates into great outcomes for her clients.

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    Jennifer Gerstenzang DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Nicholas William Christoph

    Ms. Mercer is an excellent attorney who is well respected in the criminal defense community. I have personally seen her get results for her clients in the courtroom. I endorse Attorney Lindsey Mercer.

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    Nicholas Christoph Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Lindsey B. Mercer

401 West A Street, Suite 1420B
San Diego, CA, 92101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200605/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
"10 Best" Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 40 Criminal Defense Attorney Under 40-CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
San Diego Woman of the Year (Finalist)San Diego Magazine2014
Top 10 under 40 Attorney Award (Nationally Ranked)National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Top 40 Criminal Defense Attorney under 40- CaliforniaThe American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Nominee, Top Criminal Attorney in San DiegoSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
Outstanding Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2013
Chapter Advisor of the YearUniversity of San Diego2012
Dr. Edward B. Taylor Chapter Advisor of the YearBeta Theta Pi Fraternity2012
Outstanding Friend of Beta (Southwest Region)Beta Theta Pi Fraternity2010
Betty Gilmore Woods Award- Outstanding Commitment & ServiceAssociation of Fraternal Leadership & Values2005
Statute of Justice AwardUSD School of Law2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of Lindsey B. Mercer2013 - Present
Panel AttorneyOffice of Assigned Counsel2007 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of C. Bradley Patton2005 - 2013
Alcohol Education Initiatives ConsultantNorth-American Interfraternity Conference2000 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Professional WomenMember2015 - Present
National Women Trial LawyersMember2014 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMember2014 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2013 - Present
North County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral ServiceMember2012 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2007 - Present
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for WomenChapter Advisor2006 - 2010
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Beta Theta Pi FraternityChapter Advisor & Volunteer2002 - 2012
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for WomenMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. FordCase dismissed
People v AndradeCase Dismissed.
People v SaboryCase Dismissed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
CEB California Criminal Law Procedure & Practice ManualArrests & Bench Warrants2014
California Criminal Law Procedure & Practice ManualArrests & Bench Warrants2013
California Criminal Law - Procedure and PracticeArrests & Bench Warrants2012
California Criminal Law - Procedure and PracticeArrests & Bench Warrants2011
California Criminal Law - Procedure and PracticeArrests & Bench Warrants2010
California Criminal Law - Procedure and PracticeArrests & Bench Warrants2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of San Diego SOLN/AJD- Law2005
Univ of California BerkeleyPolitical ScienceUndergraduate1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
USD Leadership RetreatRadical Leap: Extreme Leadership2012
USD IFC New Member Recruitment"After Hours: Legal Reality of Sex, Drugs, & Alcohol"2012
Beta Theta Pi General Convention Leadership College"After Hours: Legal Reality of Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol"2011
USD Undergraduate RetreatRadical Leap: Extreme Leadership2009