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Jessica Mercado

Immigration Attorney at Long Beach, CA

4.8   37 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
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Ms. Mercado, the founder of the Mercado Law Firm, speaks fluent Spanish and has practiced law since 2006.  Ms. Mercado received her Juris Doctor degree from American College of Law in Anaheim.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Judaism in Bel Air.    

 

Before starting the Mercado Law Firm, Ms. Mercado worked as a Senior Associate at Crandall, Wade & Lowe in Calabasas where she supervised associate attorneys and office staff in all aspects of workers’ compensation defense. She also managed a full case load representing employers, insurance agencies and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation litigation, settlements and hearings, EDD disputes and lien resolution at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board throughout Southern California.  In addition, she presented training seminars for the associate attorneys and other legal staff.

 

As an Associate Attorney at Grancell, Lebovitz, Stander, Reubens and Thomas in El Segundo, Ms. Mercado was responsible for workers’ compensation litigation and case management of defense workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators.  In addition to devising case strategy, she negotiated settlements and evaluated the liability and exposure of worker claims.  She conducted depositions, analyzed medical and personnel records and maintained relations with clients, opposing counsel and co-counsel.      

 

Ms. Mercado was an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Ramin Younessi in Los Angeles, where she helped devise strategy for clients of the workers’ compensation applicant firm.  She also handled all aspects of applicant representation in workers’ compensation, including trial appearances on all issues.

 

As an Associate Attorney at Michael Sullivan & Associates in El Segundo, Ms. Mercado handled a significant case load of workers’ compensation defense files from inception to resolution.  She participated in all manner of hearings, conferences and trials appearing at Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board throughout Southern California and developed particular expertise in AOE/COE determinations, permanent and temporary disability and medical provider networks.    

 

Ms. Mercado has appeared before the Immigration Court in Los Angeles representing non-detained clients at Master Hearings and Individual Hearings.  She has also represented clients at Asylum Interviews, Adjustment of Status Interviews and Naturalization Interviews.  Additionally, Ms. Mercado has represented detained clients in Bond Hearings, Master Hearings and Individual Hearings.

 

Ms. Mercado also worked as an appearance attorney representing clients before the Bankruptcy Court, the Superior Court on Family Law matters and at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.     

 

Among her notable accomplishments, Ms. Mercado volunteered at the Pro Bono workshops held at the United States Bankruptcy Court Central District through the Public Law Center in Orange County where she counseled the nonprofit’s low income clients enabling them to represent themselves in court.  She received a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California in honor of her contribution as a Pro Bono volunteer in the Central District of California. 

 

Additionally, The Board of Governors of the State Bar of California presented Ms. Mercado with The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services due to her voluntary provision of legal services to the poor through Bet Tzedek. 

 

Ms. Mercado is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) and Long Beach Bar Association (LBBA).

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Location

Mercado Law Firm, A.P.C.
444 West Ocean Boulevard
8th Floor
Long Beach, CA, 90802

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
Posted by Nallely | April 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Jessica is just amazing at what she does.
I met Jessica for a consultation and immediately hired her as my immigration lawyer in 2022 to renew my DACA. I instantly felt comfortable and secured that my documents and paperwork were in good hands. She was very informative and helpful. I am a loyal customer for all my immigration needs. Filed further documentation in 2023 and now will be renewing again with her. She’s been honest and provides facts not probabilities and says it like it is. Jessica has given my family and I full awareness of the process we are currently under. Answers all my questions promptly and doesn’t leave me guessing. I’ve worked with other lawyers in the past and I always feel like I get the run around or my case gets pushed to the back burner and I never get answers or new information of laws changing. That was not the case with Jessica. She doesn’t sugar coat the reality. she talks to me like a person not just another case load. Jessica is thorough with her paperwork and is constantly updating me with what is happening. Thank you Mercado Law Firm.
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Posted by Maria | April 13, 2024
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Great lawyer
Really professional and understanding of the situation. Explained everything really well and was straight to the point
Posted by Maria | April 5, 2024
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Abajado
Para mi fue una muy buena esperesia Aberla contratado como mi Abojada me iso todo muy rápido en una semana preparo todo mi documentación y mando mi paquete eso fue muy rápido y estoy muy contenta con el trabajo todo muy bien y muy amable y estuvo todo el tiempo yamadome para cualquier cambios o si ocupaba algo más yo en lo personal la recomiendo y abla muy bien español eso para mi es algo bueno que en todo momento le entendí todo perfecto
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2024
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GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Great customer service , all around satisfaction with my case. I was very pleased in having Mercado law firm represent me In front of immigration , the outcome and expectations of my case were highly exceeded ,I highly recommend Mercado law firm to everyone !
Posted by Ricardo Linares | March 29, 2024
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Great immigration attorney
I hired Ms. Mercado to start the process of my family petition i-130 for my wife abroad. She has been very professional thru the process and i am very satisfied with the work she has done. I also think her assistance Ronald is also very profesional, he answered every question i've had so far and it's always available for any concerns or questions that i've had. I recommend Mercado Law firm for any immigration process you may have. I have been very satisfied with the work they have done for me, even though my case is barely starting i have confidence in Ms Mercado and Ronald that they will follow thru until we can get a aproval from USCIS. I am very inclined to hire Mercado Law firm for any future immigration matters because they are very professional and follow thru and that is a peace of mind for anybody that has a loved one trying to come to this country.
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Posted by Harsh | March 6, 2024
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Impressive
She was very helpful, polite and knowledgeable. She was very quick at responding to questions or doubts.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2024
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servicios de migracion
buena experiencia me ayudo mucho en mis tramites de migracion la recomiendo es muy eficiente en su trabajo
Posted by Fernando | February 1, 2024
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Cliente satisfecho con la abogada Mercado
Mi nombre es Fernando. Y tengo el pacer de conocer a la abogada Jessica Mercado. Quien con toda su profesionalismo me ayudó a hacer un paquete muy completo para poder sacarles papeles a mi esposa y a mi hija quienes viven en Mexico. Ya mi hija ayer Enero 31, 2024 le llegó su pasaporte Americano. Gracias a Dios y a la abogada mi hija ya cuenta con su ciudadanía Americana. Solo me falta mi esposa pero se que la abogada está haciendo un buen trabajo y hago todo lo que me pide. Además su precios son muy accesibles a mi cartera. Muchas Gracias abogada Mercado Dios la bendiga.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2024
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Bankruptcy
I cannot thank Jessica Mercado enough for their outstanding legal assistance during my bankruptcy proceedings. Despite some initial differences in attitude, Jessica Mercado went above and beyond to provide me with exceptional support and guidance throughout the entire process. Her expertise and knowledge in bankruptcy law were evident from the start, as she patiently explained every step of the legal proceedings and addressed all my concerns. Her professionalism, resilience and commitment to my case were unparalleled. I am extremely grateful for her expertise and recommend Jessica Mercado to anyone in need of a highly competent bankruptcy lawyer. Thank You, Jessica Mercado for your service and for helping me secure a fresh start.
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Posted by Gonzalez | November 15, 2023
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Great Attorney
Having Jessica Mercado as our immigration attorney was astounding. She went above and beyond to help us expedite the process on acquiring my mother’s important documents.. She always answered all our questions and took the time to explain things thoroughly when matters needed to be addressed immediately. She was very approachable and available at anytime of the day whether by email, text, call or a short meeting. My mother and I greatly appreciate her support on everything we needed in a timely fashion.
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Posted by Esmeralda | November 6, 2023
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Great Attorney
Ms. Mercado helped with my Father's FOIA, FOI, and FBI background checks. She explained the process from start to finish. As she was getting all updates from the agencies she made sure her Team was providing detailed and timely updates. I highly recommend, if you are looking for someone with Professionalism and Integrity. A blessing to have met her!
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Posted by Rosa | October 23, 2023
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Mercado rocks
Amazing service from Jessica mercado she answered all of our questions professionally and quickly to put us at ease. Highly recommended.
Posted by Jennifer | October 18, 2023
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Great Attorney
I had an amazing experience with Ms.Mercado! She is very knowledgeable, professional, and provided excellent guidance throughout the process. I highly recommend her services!
Posted by Kevin Padilla | October 9, 2023
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Immigration case
She a good lawyer she help us on our case. She represented our case and it was a successful one.
Posted by Pedro | October 9, 2023
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Inmigración case
She really help me and my family whit inmigración case i thank you for your help
Posted by Elizabeth | September 29, 2023
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Detailed and hard working
Ms. Mercado is an excellent lawyer who is very detailed and clear when it comes to it. She helped me file a family petition for my mother and was very kind and helpful throughout the whole process. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Claudia | September 27, 2023
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Immigration Case Review
Very professional and kind team. Everything was handled quick and easy. You can tell they care about their clients by the way they conduct their services.
Posted by RONALD | September 4, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney!
I have known Ms. Mercado for a few months now. I can tell it has been a great experience. I have learned a lot from her. She is not the classic lawyer. I have worked with different lawyers, so I know what I am talking about. Most of them are lazy and don’t care about their clients. Ms. Mercado is different. She really cares about her clients. She is very meticulous. That is a great quality for a lawyer. She always goes the extra mile for her clients. That’s why I enjoy working for such an extraordinary individual. Another great characteristic is that Ms. Mercado always meets deadlines well ahead of time and you can be sure nothing will fall through the cracks with her. She is a great role model. I highly recommend her as an attorney. If you have any immigration issue, give her a call, you wont’ regret it!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2023
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Best attorney and Law Firm!
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Jessica Mercado and seeing her handle not only our bankruptcy case but family immigration case as well. Her professionalism and thorough explanation of the process made an otherwise intimidating /confusing situation so much better for us! 10/10 would recommend Mercado Law Firm!
Posted by Jackie | August 28, 2023
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Empathetic and Knowledgeable Attorney
Jessica Mercado was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed high on impossible. Her calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for her service and I hereby recommend Ms. Mercado without reservation.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Mercado Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present

Education

  • American College of Law
  • N/A
  • American Jewish University
  • N/A

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • 2006 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • The United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • 2013
  • The Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Immigration Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mercado is very knowledgeable, responsive, and hardworking advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jessica. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, and exemplifies the best qualities that an immigration lawyer should have. Any client will be in great hands with her."

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Long Beach Immigration Lawyer Jessica Mercado
Jessica Mercado
Immigration Attorney
Long Beach, CA
Licensed for 17 years