|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|
|Williams v. Alain Pinel Realtors, Inc.||$233,000 Settlement|
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|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Steps To Reduce Risk Of A False Patent Marking Suit||2008|
|Stanford Univ Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of California - Berkeley||Physics||M.A.||2002|
|Iowa State Univ||Physics and Math||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|San Francisco Tenants Union Counselor Training||Rent Increases in San Francisco||2014|
Posted by Hale'
I was in a bad rental situation where I was getting little to no sleep because of disruptive upstairs neighbors. It was awful and my landlords did little to help the situation. My case turned out to be more complicated and detailed but because of Alex's expertise, perseverance, kindness, and understanding the whole process was more bearable. There were a couple times I was ready to throw in the towel because the other lawyer was making so many demands. I am happy to say I stuck it out--thanks to Alex. I couldn't have done it without Alex's support, insight, and knowledge. Alex is thorough and on top of matters. I recommend Alex Merchant highly to anyone dealing with rental/tenant/housing issues. He is knowledgeable and transparent. Alex is great to have on your side. He is awesome! And, the case turned out great for me and my daughter!
Posted by anonymous
Alex was of great help and support in my unlawful detainer case.
My master tenant/landlord had hired a high profile lawyer to evict me.
I needed someone very aggressive and charismatic to have a chance to prevail.
Alex and Tom Elke were always very prompt to answer my questions.
They both attended the settlement conference to great results. I was able to keep my accommodation for two more months and was compensated beyond my expectation. Also my case was successfully resealed with no future penalty.
I highly recommend Alex Merchant and his partner Tom Elke.
They are very professional, knowledgeable and honest.
Eva Guo, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse Alex Merchant. Alex Merchant is the best San Francisco tenant lawyer. I worked with Alex a few years ago, and am really glad we are colleagues and friends. Alex is a passionate and skilled tenant attorney who really cares about people. He recently spent a significant amount of time helping me with a client of mine who is having landlord issues. Alex gave me terrific advice and solid information about how to help my client, and he spent so much time with me even though he has several trials lined up.
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