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About Me

When I went to lawschool several years ago I was determined to work as a prosecuting attorney.  I spent some time working as a prosecutor and watched numerous people suffer consequences that could have been avoided if they only hired knowledgable aggressive legal counsel.  During that time I also had a close family member get charged with DUI.  Although I was not the prosecutor I watched that person lose his license, go to jail, pay expensive fines, and ultimately ended up with a DUI on his record that later impacted his ability to find a job despite a very discplined degree from an accredited college. It was those experiences that led me to this career.  I understand DUI law both professionally and personally.  It is this compassion that fuels my advocacy.   


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    8 years
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 15%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael J Palumbo

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Palumbo Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Mercado & Hartung PLLC

9709 Third Ave NE Suite 450
Seattle, WA, 98115



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
National Criminal Justice Honor SocietyAlpha Phi Sigma2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMercado & Hartung2011 - Present
AssociateLaw Firm of David N. Jolly2008 - 2011
AttorneyYakima County Dept. of Assigned Counsel2007 - 2008
Rule 9 InternCity of Yakima2005 - 2005
Legal InternKittitas County Prosecutor's Office2004 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUI AcquittalDismissed
DUI AcquittalDismissed
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Central Washington UniversityPsychologyBA2002
Central Washington UniversityLaw & JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Washington Intro to Law ClassCriminal Law2012
Criminal Trial TacticsTrial Tactics2011