Alex Merchant graduated from Stanford Law School in 2007. He received a Master's degree in physics from UC Berkeley in 2002.
Mr. Merchant worked as a litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP from 2007 to 2009. He founded Elke & Merchant LLP with Tom Elke to focus on protecting tenant rights in the San Francisco Bay Area.
At Elke & Merchant LLP, we only represent tenants. We litigate all types of actions against landlords, including eviction defense, Rent Board petitions, and affirmative lawsuits related to wrongful eviction, harassment, and habitability issues.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|SuperLawyers Rising Star||SuperLawyers||2016|
|SuperLawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Pro Bono Award||Morrison & Foerster LLP||2008|
|Partner||Elke & Merchant||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Tobener Law Center||2012 - 2013|
|Attorney||Self Employed Attorney||2010 - 2011|
|Attorney||Morrison Foerster, LLP||2007 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|AIDS Legal Referral Panel||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Steps To Reduce Risk Of A False Patent Marking Suit||2008|
|Stanford Univ Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of California - Berkeley||M.A.||2002|
|Iowa State Univ||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|SFTU Counselor Training||San Francisco Eviction Protections||2015|
|SFTU Counselor Training||San Francisco Rental Laws Relating to Roommates||2015|
|SFTU Counselor Training||San Francisco Eviction Protection 2.0||2015|
|San Francisco Tenants Union Counselor Training||Rent Increases in San Francisco||2014|
|DeLucia v. Garvey, SF Sup. Ct. Case No. CGC-15-546015||$420,152 judgment for Plaintiffs after jury verdict|
|San Francisco Wrongful Eviction Lawsuit (Confidential)||$425,000 Settlement|
|Williams v. Alain Pinel Realtors, Inc.; SF Sup. Ct Case No. CGC-13-533699||$233,000 Settlement|
|Davis v. Winner; SF Sup. Ct. Case No. CGC-536196||$300,000 Settlement|
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