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Michael David Mercer

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

4.8   29 reviews

also known as Mercer & Keirnan

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

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Practice area

I focus 100% of my practice on criminal defense, particularly in Harris County and the surrounding counties of Texas. Criminal defense is a field of law that is particularly interesting to me because of its significance to the everyday life of United States citizens. Criminal defense lawyers represent the blockade between an encroaching government and the privacy of the people living under its rule. I take pride in defending the rights and liberties of my fellow Texans, and I will stand firm and aggressive in the face of those who seek to encroach upon those rights.

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Location

Mercer & Keirnan Criminal Defense Attorneys
917 Franklin St #550
Houston, TX, 77002

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Posted by Nina | June 6, 2024
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Excellent Services Provided by Mr. Mercer!
I hired Mr. Mercer to handle a case for a friend who was not familiar with the English language and this prompted an arrest for trespassing. Mr. Mercer was an excellent attorney. He was knowledgeable, put us at ease, let us know what to expect, and made a very stressful experience much less so. He successfully negotiated a very favorable deal and my friend completed the terms with ease. I would recommend him highly to anyone without hesitation!
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Posted by Chadwick | June 6, 2024
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Outstanding service
Michael Mercer is very knowledgeable attorneys. I will recommended him to everyone I know. He handled my case with professionalism, open communication, and I really felt valued to be their client!
Posted by Raye | January 30, 2023
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Unlawful carry dismissed
All around hands down the best. I was arrested and contacted Mr.Mercer and within 24hrs he returned my call. we agreed to meet, where he introduced his self and discussed my case as well as his background in his field giving me nothing but ease. He’s very affordable and he works with you. If you need a good lawyer who don’t just want your money, and waste your time, hire him. First day case dismissed. End of story, hire my guy Mr.Mercer!
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2023
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Highly Recommended !!!
If you are in need of a great defense attorney look no further. Mr. Michael Mercer will fight to the end on your behalf. He fought on my son’s behalf on his case and he received NO jail or prison time. I couldn’t have chosen a better defense attorney than Michael. He is affordable, really cares about his clients and is straight forward with you throughout the whole process. Hire Mr. Mercer to defend you !!!
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Posted by Darius Jones | January 23, 2023
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Assault On A Peace Officer Charge Dismissedd
Contacted Michael within a week of being charged. After a consultation he explained the process and put me at ease. Very Professional. He got my felony charge dismissed within 4 months! Highly recommend Michael and his team!
Posted by Dillion | January 23, 2023
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Mr.Mercer is a great lawyer.I highly recommend him if you’re looking for a good lawyer to fight your case.has great communication,keeps you informed on what’s going on and very straightforward.and knowledgeable.
Posted by Chris | June 8, 2022
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Felony Possession Charge Dismissed
Michael was super helpful and had my back from the time I got out of jail until the court appearance where he got me a PTI deal to get my felony charge dismissed. This was a super trying time for me and I had full faith in Michael as he had helped numerous friends of mine in the past. If you are dealing with a criminal charge in Harris County you can not find a better person to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2021
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DWI Dismissed!
Thankyou Michael Mercer! First offense DWI charge case dismissed! Super helpful and very knowledgeable in his field. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
Posted by Emely | February 28, 2019
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Highly recommended
I felt completely comfortable with Mr. Mercer. We went through my case and he even mentioned that we could do split payment for my case which helped out a lot. There was no pressure with him and I would highly recommended Michael. His response rate is impeccable and he got my case dismissed within 3 visits to the courts. If I’m ever in a situation again, Michael will be my first call.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2019
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Professional Luck
Mr. Mercer was on his A game with my case. Staying on top of it, making sure I get the best results. He explained what I couldn’t do if we accepted the offers from the court but that was never an option for us. He was lenient, patient and hungry for best results. Flexible payment plans. Case dismissed. (Class b misdemeanor)
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2018
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Sales
I hired Mercer and Keirnan because of their experience handling DWIs and other charges. Working closely with them throughout my case, it became very clear that I had made the right decision. They will always have a permanent place in my cell phone just in case anyone I know is in trouble and needs a good defense attorney. Hire Michael Mercer and Casey Keirnan.
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Posted by Joseph | February 13, 2018
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Good lawyer. Totally affordable.
Mike saved me. I was facing some serious charges. Mike helped get my case dismissed. Even though I paid Mike, I am eternally grateful for the work he did. Not everyone could have gotten the same result. He is well connected and can help you out of a bad situation. If you are using a court appointed attorney stop right now, you can afford Mike. It will pay dividends to not have a criminal record following you around. Thanks Mike!
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2017
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It was First Time Dealing with Law Enforcement
I had an unfortunate situation arise when a person accused me of a crime I did not commit which would have been a Class B Misdemeanor. Michael Mercer was proactive and used his contacts in the District Attorney's office to discuss my case and after after with them and telling my side of the story he asked them to drop their investigation and they did! Michael gave the District Attorney enough information to have them drop the case but he said if he was unable to convince them to stop their investigation and they went ahead with charges that he didn't want them knowing our defense. Michael Mercer used his countless contacts in the DA's office, his experience as a criminal defense attorney and his tact to prevent false charges from ever being filed against me in the first place! Great attorney and I am so grateful I found him.
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Posted by Sergio | October 2, 2017
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First time misdemeanor
Being a first time offender for a misdemeanor charge was very worrying. I have never been in trouble before and was very nervous and anxious of the whole situation. Once I received my court date, I automatically went online to look for a lawyer for my theft charge. Micheal Mercer was one of the first lawyers that popped up. Once I went through his website I decided to give him a call and schedule a consultation. Once I met with him, I immediately felt confident with his work. We went through all the details of my case and we went over all the possible outcomes. I really enjoyed that he was honest but yet still understood my situation. Through out my whole case I really felt that I was in good hand with Mr. Mercer. I truly feel that he did everything in his power to get my case dismissed which he succeeded in. He always responded to all my questions and always kept me informed. He is an outstanding attorney that truly cares about his clients.
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Posted by John | September 30, 2017
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Pro Even Through Disaster
Michael managed to get my felony THC case dismissed during the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. The DA didn't want to dismiss, but Michael was prepared to fight the charges with me and had compiled enough evidence to scare the prosecution off. Michael was extremely easy to work with. He is attentive and focused. Our calls/conversations were always concise and helped keep me calm through a terrifying ordeal. To note, Michael seems to be a busy man, because he is an outstanding lawyer. He had to deal with multiple cases the day I was in court. He was cool, calm and collected through the entire process (even when dealing with my Mother and girlfriend while I was in jail). TL;DR: Michael Mercer is an outstanding criminal lawyer. Hire him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
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Misdemeanor A -Assault on family member DISMISSED
On Memorial Day of 2017, I was involved in something that could potentially change my life forever, good or bad. I searched rigorously online to find the perfect criminal defense lawyer in Houston Tx and was blessed to happen upon Attorney Michael Mercer. I was charged with a misdemeanor A assault on a family member. Attorney Mercer made sure that everything went smoothly and worked out on my behalf. The case was dismissed. If you find yourself in trouble that you believe can't be turned around in your favor, THINK AGAIN! He is very professional and I can now , finish school, get a job again, and move forward with my life.
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Posted by Robert | January 26, 2017
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Two words…. The Best
Michael Mercer far exceeded all my expectations from an attorney. My particular case I heard the Chief DA explain to the DA that they were going to ride my case to the end. I explained this to Mr. Mercer and fully expected to go to trial. I had the pleasure of sitting in the front row and see him first hand go to battle with the DA. He had all the facts, even remembering parts of my case that I forgot. The case was dismissed and we did not have to go to trial. He does his homework and will fight tooth and nail. I would definitely recommend Mr. Mercer.
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Posted by Brighton | December 9, 2016
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Expierence Michael Mercer Representation
Mr. Mercer did an excellent job for my DUI case. He worked extremely hard on my case and got me the result I desired most of all. I highly reccomend his services for any type of case. He is the best attorney I have ever had!
Response from Michael Mercer January 6, 2017
This was a hard-fought case and I feel proud to have been a part of it. I wish the very best for this client in all of his future endeavors. I will surely keep in touch.
Posted by Jeremy | July 25, 2016
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Professional
Mr. Mercer was referred to me and I found him to be professional and courteous. He obtained all the facts and he worked to prove that I was not responsible for the offense I was accused of.
Posted by Nadalia M. | June 16, 2016
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All Smiles
Mr Mercer is a way better Criminal Defense attorney than I expected. He is honest, sincere and very understanding with his clients (I got the pleasure of observing him with another client, who spoke highly of him as well) Thank you
Response from Michael Mercer August 2, 2016
I truly enjoyed working with this client. She has a very bright future ahead of her
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mercer & Keirnan Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • Mississippi College School of
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault-Dismissed on the Day of Trial
  • Dismissed
  • Shoplifting While on Probation for Shoplifting
  • Dismissed
  • Possession of Marihuana-No probable cause
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Being easy to work with yet being a zealous advocate is a difficult balance to strike. I have known Michael from my time as a prosecutor to my time as a defense lawyer, and he does a fantastic job at striking that balance. This combination means that he gets great results for his clients. I have no hesitation in endorsing Michael, and I have actually referred potential clients to him. I do that because I have the utmost confidence that he will do an excellent job for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Mercer is a beast in the courtroom. I recommend Michael for both misdemeanors and serious felonies alike, as he gives all of his cases his utmost attention. His drive and tenacity make him an excellent criminal defense lawyer. Nobody can say that a prosecutor has outworked Michael on a case. It is no wonder that he always obtains excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Mr. Mercer as a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer. I have worked closely with Mr. Mercer on a number of criminal cases and would recommend him to anyone I know. He has true passion for the people he represents and has a proven track record of success in Harris County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Mercer is an energetic, hard working attorney who is a rising star amongst criminal defense lawyers in Harris County. I have watched the great work ethic he puts forward in all his cases. He has been very successful in contested hearings at the courthouse and I highly recommend him to anyone obtaining an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse attorney Mike Mercer. I watched him grow up to become a fine young man and achieve his dream of becoming a trial lawyer. He is truly a rising star who no doubt will distinguish himself as an outstanding advocate in the course of his career. He cares about his clients and is relentless in the courtroom. He practices with and is mentored by one the best lawyers I have have ever seen in the courtroom--John "Casey" Keirnen. You would do well to consider Mike if you need help with a criminal law matter."
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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Michael David Mercer
Michael David Mercer
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 11 years
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