|ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY||ROBBEN BLAUERT RAHLFS & ROHRBACK||2006 - 2011|
|LEGAL INTERN||GUIDANT FINANCIAL GROUP, INC||2005 - 2006|
|LEGAL INTERN||HERITAGE LAW OFFICES, PLLC||2004 - 2005|
|LEGAL INTERN||LAW OFFICES OF BROCK SHINEN||2004 - 2004|
|SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW||N/A||JURIS DOCTOR, CUM LAUDE||2006|
|UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON||POLITICAL SCIENCE||BACHELOR OF ARTS||2002|
Posted by SJ
I contacted Mr Mercado as a reference from an established credit monitoring agency related to my ID theft.
I found Mr Mercado to be short and indignant to my questions. Mr Mercado actually told me that he would laugh at individual who would ask him to take an indenty theft case...they he actually laughed at me.
I had asked if there was anything that could be done to bring ID theves to justice and he said not unless you have alot of money, and the theves have taken it all, you have had to quit your job and creditors were camping you your doorstep (paraphrase).
In my opinion, pass on this young, seeminly aloof shark and opt for others with more comassion and probable experience.
These are my personal perseptions and not to be construed as fact...althought I doubt mr Mercado would take the time to come after me.
Posted by Annie
I have been working with Christopher Mercado with my business since the beginning of 2011, I am confident in his counsel and he's always been responsive when we are working together on negotiations and contracts.
I would recommend him to anyone starting a business, purchasing a business, or working with contracts, personally or professionally.
He wants what's in your best interest and his knowledge makes you feel comfortable in making big business decisions.
Thank you Chris!
Posted by Teddy
I have been working with Chris Mercado for the last 2-3 years on my Loan Modification, Mediation and Bankruptcy. Simultaneously, I have worked with 2 other local attorneys (supposedly with 20+ years' experience in the industry) around the same time on other cases. I can tell you the approach couldn't be any different. One thing I would advice prospective clients when selecting for an attorney is to not only look for experience (it matters) but also look for the chemistry, personality and sincerity in wanting to help his/her clients. Chris displays the sincerity and genuinity in wanting to help his clients by giving you personal and tailored advice (even it means that you do nothing or wait it out before deciding to engage him further). Good deeds always come around and I have referred him to other friends who are looking for an experienced and trusted attorney.
I regretted working with the other 2 attorneys. They are in the business to not only get as much money out from me, but giving me advice and promises that are not helping my case at all. I sensed that from the outcome resulting from working with those 2 supposedly experienced "clowns in suits", and finally decided to give Chris Mercado a try. The outcome couldn't be any different and he would give you advice and options that would benefit you the most, not how to string you along so as to get as much money out from you. Long story short - I am very satisfied working with Chris and couldn't recommend him enough to other people!
It looks like Chris received 1 negative review on this board which is very unfair. I asked Chris about it. Not trying to play down the negative review but you have to take a vested interest in ensuring the best outcome for your case by being proactive yourself (e.g. submitting documents on time, following up with scheduled deadlines, etc). Attorney is human and not God. I think sometimes people forget that and would blame their attorney on negative outcome of their case which are not related to the performance of their attorney.
Give him a try. I don't think you will be disappointed....
Casey Yontz, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I highly recommend Chris. He is an outstanding advocate for his clients, personable, and very easty to get along with. Chris has a great understanding of the bankruptcy code, and operates at a high level. Chris would be one of my first picks in the lawyer draft.