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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Senior Partner||Mercedes R. Wechsler, P.A.||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Family Law Lawyers of Central Florida||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court||Barrister||2009 - Present|
|Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers||N/A||2008 - Present|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Central Florida||Electrical Engineering||B.S.Engineering||1985|
Posted by Patricia
During a tough time in my life, I could not have asked for better guidance and support. From the beginning Mercedes had a balanced approach between setting realistic expectations and being sensitive to what I was going through. She gave me her honest assessment of each situation and made herself readily available for any questions I had. Mercedes would call me in the morning after her run to talk through new approaches and ideas regarding my case, causing me to realize she truly cared and was dedicating personal time to impact my case. Her staff was equally knowledgeable, compassionate and accessible. Mercedes built a strong case and ensured a much better outcome than I had hoped for.
Posted by Randy
In the early stages of my divorce case I realized I needed to change lawyers to a more aggressive advocate. I sought advice from several corporate litigators I knew and Mercedes' name came up repeatedly as the one they had used or other law partners in their office had used. What better referral could I get than the attorney that other attorneys used. After scheduling an interview with several attorneys I knew she was the one to move forward with.
When talking with a lawyer you often get the feeling that the are elsewhere, thinking of another case, but not with Mercedes. She listened. After hiring her and strategizing on my case we made a game plan. But the important thing to me was that when we disagreed on something she always asked "What do you want me to do?" Most lawyers do what they want to do whether you want them to or not. She understood she worked for me and not the other way around. I appreciated that. She will argue her point with you but in the end you have the ultimate decision on how to proceed.
Probably the best recommendation I can give her is she is flexible in her actions. If you need finesse in negotiations or the courtroom she can dance with the best. Alternatively, If you need a junkyard dog to attack and be aggressive there is no one else I would want in my corner protecting and advocating for me.
If you are looking at a divorce action, my advice is to put her name at the top of your list for an interview.
Carolyn Crichton, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Mercedes Wechsler. Mercedes is well versed in the law of child custody and family law in general. Her research and writing skills are superior. Mercedes is always well prepared and has a commanding courtroom presence.
Scott Richardson, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Ms Wechsler is an outstanding litigator. She is result oriented as opposed to litigation for litigation sake. I would feel exceedingly comfortable referring people to her firm. Strongly recommended.