Shrinking oceans and cutting red tape. Your lawyer for green cards, family visas and citizenship.I can help with all sorts of immigration cases: green cards, family based visas, citizenship, DACA.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CALI Excellence for the Future Award||The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Education||2009|
|Of Counsel||Sound Immigration||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Mercedes Riggs Law Office||2011 - Present|
|Assistant||Law Office of William Parks||2009 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Magellan||2008 - 2008|
|Legal Intern||Yahoo!||2007 - 2007|
|Legal Intern||Hewlett Packard||2007 - 2007|
|Research Assistant||Santa Clara University School Of Law||2007 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|De Novo Magazine||Writs Unwrapped: Using Writs of Attachment in Your Practice||2012|
|De Novo Magazine||Don't Take It Personally: High Conflict Personalities Don't Realize They're Jerks||2012|
|De Novo||Branding Yourself and Your Law Practice||2012|
|De Novo Magazine||The Alliance for Equal Justice||2012|
|De Novo||During Economic Downturn, More Young Lawyers Turning to Pro Bono Projects to Keep Busy, Gain Experience||2011|
|De Novo||Border Hopping: Reciprocity Demystified||2011|
|De Novo||An Apple a Day to Keep Washington's Economic Woe's Away||2011|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Stanford University||Product Design||B.S.||2005|
Posted by anonymous
I applied for a green card for my husband and Ms. Riggs was very helpful, professional, and nice. My case was a very rare case and we had so many concerns before applying and also during the process, so we got lots of help from her and she was very quick to answer all of my questions. Thanks to her, my husband received his green card without any troubles!
Posted by anonymous
Mercedes Riggs took our complicated waiver process and we prevailed! She is competent, realistic, professional and reliable. Our questions were answered promptly. Mercedes didn't finesse us into a false sense of security -- she was optimistic but realistic -- we appreciated this candor.
Bottom line: our waiver was approved and we can move forward in our life. Thank you, Mercedes!
Mercedes Riggs listened carefully to our situation, answered all of my questions about the next steps and potential pitfalls, and reassured me that we had not made any major errors so far. This service is excellent! - not only was it lower cost than an in-person visit but I had my answers very quickly and didn't need to take time off work and drive across town.
Minda Thorward, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mercedes is a diligent and competent immigration lawyer. She has a knack for untangling difficult and complicated cases, and coming up with creative, workable solutions. I've worked with Mercedes many times, and I'd highly recommend her legal services.
Greg McLawsen, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I met Mercedes years ago through the American Immigration Lawyers Association, in which we are both active members. There are only a few attorneys who exude passion for their work and strong sense of responsibility for the clients they serve. I immediately felt Mercedes was one of these attorneys, and still hold that view. She also comes to law from the background of being an engineer with a focus on design. This means that she appreciates solving problems from the perspective of the clients she serves. Mercedes is a fine professional whom I'm proud to call a colleague. (As they say in the travel guidebooks - Recommended!)
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