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 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.
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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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|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|