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Mercedes Elaine Blunt

Family Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Mercedes

Learn Mercedes’s areas of practice.

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  1. Family
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    Family Law: Divorce, Custody, Spousal Support, Child Support, Support and Custody Modifications. Division of assets.

    15 years


Ms. Mercedes Blunt graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of West Los Angeles in May 2007 and was admitted to practice law in the State of California in November 2007. While at the University of West Los Angeles, Ms. Blunt received Witkin Awards and California Jurisprudence Awards in seven subjects including family law. Ms. Blunt also participated in the Moot Court Honors program, competing in San Diego in 2007. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Blunt majored in Management Information Systems at California State University, Northridge, where she was on the Dean’s list.

Prior to becoming a sole practitioner, Ms. Blunt practiced law as an associate in two prominent law firms, aiding partners in all areas of family law.

Ms. Blunt is a member of the Family Law sections of the Ventura County Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the State Bar of California.  Ms. Blunt is a member in good standing with the California State Bar and has no record of discipline. Ms. Blunt is an active member of the State Bar and is licensed to practice before all state courts throughout the State of California.

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Law Offices of Mercedes E. Blunt
4530 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 250
Westlake Village, CA, 91362

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Posted by Dr. Victor | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MERCEDES BLUNT is EXPERT,FAIR, and HONEST
If you found your way to Mercedes Blunt consider yourself very fortunate! After two previous attempts at spousal spousal support modification with high legal fees and no results Ms. Blunt was able to come to a fair resolution by mutual agreement for a fraction of what was spent previously to get absolutely nowhere!! I felt Ms. Blunt actually cared about me as a client and my situation. She was fair from the start and generous with her time. Her fee structure is more than fair and I did not feel taken advantage of. Ms. Blunt carefully reviewed my financial situation and honestly considered the timing of this modification and whether or not it was viable. She was honest about explaining every aspect of pursuing this. And moreover she worked very hard on a resolution which generated less Fee income then moving to hearing after hearing as previous attorneys attempted to do. Mercedes Blunt it’s a rare find; you’ve got wrapped into one person the highest of ethics, genuine concerned for her clients and fair in billing out her time. She really was a breath of fresh air haven’t engaged a lawyer as decent and effective ever!
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Posted by Cliff | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, honest, experienced, diligent, realistic, emphatic
I hired Mercedes by word of mouth from a trusted friend. Mercy listened to my dire home situation and asked what I wanted to do? We prepared an initial Ex Parte emergency order and accomplished our goal to protect my daughter. My divorce was high conflict and we treaded lightly where needed and assertive when it really mattered. We were up against three different lawyers in two Ex Partes and a RFO/MSC trials and felt like we walked away with what mattered most. We were heard by the judge and the court and was well informed of the details when needed. Mercy is also capable of thinking outside the box and was able to settle our final judgement out of court virtually with the pandemic going on and courts closed. Mercy was also very conscious of my finances and provided some solutions to be cost effective in a highly litigious case. Mercy is a lawyer that cares for her clients, displays integrity and can empathize even for the opposing side when needed. I hope I don’t have to use her again, but I will turn to her again for family law matters without a second thought.
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Posted by Patrick | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and Caring Attorney
I hired Ms. Blunt after the firm I hired ran up my fees and did nothing to bring me closer to settling my matter. Ms. Blunt listened to my concerns and was always ahead of the opposing attorney. Ms. Blunt always listened to my rants and at times seemed like a shoulder to cry on, someone to listen and guide me through one of the most difficult times of my life! Thank you Ms. Blunt, thank you for making my divorce and custody battle that much easier!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible wealth of knowledge!
Ms. Blunt was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the law and what she believed was worth our time. She didn't waste my time or money with filing frivolous motions and RFO's. I had an attorney before that would fight everything the other attorney did, at my cost!! Ms. Blunt would actually call and negotiate our position with the other side, rather than file more paperwork and make more appearances, at my cost. Thank you Mercedes for being able to resolve my case and thank you for being so caring at a time when my life was falling apart! I would highly recommend Ms. Blunt!
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank You Mercedes
With so many lawyers to choose from I didn't know where to start. A friend of mine had recently used Mercedes and recommended her. I didn't know what to expect but I did know they can be expensive. First the fee was about the going rate but I felt it was worth every penny. She explained everything to be and even wrote down notes for me which helped a lot. I have been back to see her again regarding other matters. She's caring, professional and experience. I'm glad she's on my side. Thanks Mercedes your the best..
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Posted by Eric | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strategy, Planning, Patience and Care
Mercy was great from the beginning. She helped me with what I needed to do and helped me understand the very confusing prospect that is a divorce with children. I always knew what to expect and she never disappointed in her professionalism and caring to help me make my case. She walked me through strategy and always made me feel at ease even in the courtroom, something I had never done before. Although I could say "I got lucky" in the results, I know that luck had little to do with it. I just had an amazing attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Satisfied Client
Ms. Blunt assisted me with my divorce settlement. She was knowledgable and gave me all of information I needed to negotiate a reasonable and fair settlement through mediation. I considered her billing to be fair and accurate to the services I received. I have since contacted Ms. Blunt several times for legal advice and I have always found her response to be prompt and helpful. I have also recommended Ms. Blunt to several of my friends and colleagues.
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Posted by Fred Heidarian | November 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer that I highly recommend
Mercedes was beyond exceptional. She is truly a great attorney, and it takes a lot for me to say they because I don't really like attorneys. Mercedes is honest, up-front, and will play no games with you. I had initially hired another attorney, and I fired them and switched my file to Mercedes' office. The first attorney I hired had their own agenda of how they were going to handle my divorce, and it seemed they were trying to escalate tensions between my ex and I so they could rack up there fees. The smartest move I made was firing them and going to the Law Offices of Mercedes Blunt. Mercedes explained everything to me ad helped me u sweat and the process. Then she listened to me and understood what I wanted to give/take from the divorce. Finally she got it all done. Everything happened fast, and she was on top of it. Now that I'm divorced and on cordial terms with my ex-wife she says she wished she had an attorney like Mercedes because my ex wasn't happy with her attorneys. I honestly can not say enough nice things about Mercedes. A compassionate human being, and beyond professional at her job.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2014
Thank you for guiding me through a very tough process
I cant thank Mercedes enough!!!! Her knowledge and experience was so helpful keeping me calm, cool and collected during a time that most would fall apart. She guided me trough every step of my divorce. She counseled me when I was ready to give up and call it quits. Thank you Mercedes for keeping my best interest in mind and working with me to keep my fees minimal. The opposing counsel, and my ex-spouse, were out to take advantage of me but Mercedes pushed back and was able to resolve all issues without endlessly wasting time and money.
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Posted by Ryanne | October 17, 2013
A fantastic lawyer with amazing knowledge of the law
Mercy is fantastic. She has been so honest and helpful with my ongoing case. She is also very supportive and tells you exactly what you should expect in court, mediation, etc. divorce and custody are so stressful but having a lawyer like Mercy definitely helps ease some of the anxiety. She is an amazing woman.
Posted by Mark | October 4, 2013
Great Lawyer and I'd highly recommend her services
I found Mrs. Blunt to be a fantastic attorney. Attentive, responsive, and the fees were more than fair. Divorce is painful enough to go through but at least my attorney made it as smooth as possible. I'd recommend her services to anyone in need of a great attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Mercedes E. Blunt
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Bobette Fleishman
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Steven A. Blunt
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Steven A. Blunt
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • California State University, Northridge
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Associations

  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Witkin Award in Family
  • Witkin Legal Institute
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Mercedes
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Blunt is one of the most effective and efficient family law attorneys around. Without a doubt, she would be my #1 choice for such representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mercedes Blunt is an exceptional family law attorney. She is trustworthy and very competent. I recommend her to all my clients seeking a family law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer; she is dedicated to her clients and works tirelessly to help resolve their case."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Blunt works hard to obtain the best result possible for her clients. She is thorough and takes the time to explain any issues and answer any questions her clients may have."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Westlake Village Family Lawyer Mercedes Elaine Blunt
Mercedes Elaine Blunt
Family Attorney
Westlake Village, CA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation