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About me

Helping people through the most difficult times of their lives is my passion and commitment.


As a criminal defense attorney, I have been defending client's constitutional rights for over 17 1/2 years, and I've personally tried over 112 jury trials.  With my vast experience in the courtroom, I can navigate you through the various stages of the process smoothly.


As a family law attorney, I am committed to making the process of divorce as painless as possible.  Because I am a foster parent, I offer a unique understanding of the heartache children endure due to separation from a parent.  I emphasize to all of my clients the importance of putting their children first.


Whether a criminal charge or a family law matter, the cornerstones of my representation are thorough preparation and being accessible to my clients.


I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida School of Law in 1994 and my Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1984.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%

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  • Gerard Vincent Muriello

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Lee on a difficult modification case. Throughout, she was straight forward and worked dilligently to reach an amicable solution. Her style was greatly appreciated. I look forward to working with her again in the future.


    Gerard Muriello Divorce and separation Attorney
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The Law Office of Lee Mercado

305 Magnolia Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168


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University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1994