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Mercedes Riggs

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About me

I graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Product Design, and went to Santa Clara University School of Law.  At Santa Clara University School of Law she focused my studies on Intellectual Property, Telecommunications Law and Contracts.  After law school, my interests broadened and now I take on immigration law cases.


When I'm not working, I like hiking and spending time with my family.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
    5 years
  2. Asylum: 5%
    4 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Greg McLawsen

    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!)


    Greg McLawsen Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mercedes Riggs Law Office, PLLC

405 W. 13th
Vancouver, WA, 98660

Sound Immigration

1201 Pacific Ave., Suite 629
Tacoma, WA, 98402



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Education2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselSound Immigration2015 - Present
AttorneyMercedes Riggs Law Office2011 - Present
AssistantLaw Office of William Parks2009 - 2010
Law ClerkMagellan2008 - 2008
Legal InternYahoo!2007 - 2007
Legal InternHewlett Packard2007 - 2007
Research AssistantSanta Clara University School Of Law2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Stanford UniversityProduct DesignBS - Bachelor of Science2005