Shrinking Oceans and Cutting Red Tape in Pursuit of the American Dream

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Shrinking oceans and cutting red tape.

About Attorney Mercedes Riggs

My practice focuses on American immigration law. I reunite loved ones separated by oceans and immigration laws.  I help businesses solve labor shortages. I love working as an immigration attorney since a lot of my job is involves enabling families and loved ones to be together after extended periods of separation. As someone who's family is extremely important them, this is the favorite part of my job. I can also relate to my clients, since my family lives on the other side of the country, and although I am is close to them, I don't see them in person as often as I would like. I started my own practice so that I can maximize my time with my family, and I work hard to ensure that my clients get to be with their families.

I went to Stanford and majored in Product Design because I wanted to design things. After that, I took a left turn and decided to go to Santa Clara University School of Law because I wanted to help people protect their designs and protect their property. At some point, my interests broadened from intellectual property law to other areas of law, and the more I learned about immigration law, the more I realized that this is the area on which I wanted to focus.

I face tough problems head on. I deal with complicated legalese and forms so that clients don’t have to. I research complicated legal issues to figure out the best way to approach a tough situation. I present options. I navigate legal swamps and pull people from the muck. I love what I do.

I am licensed in Washington state.

 

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Education

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2009

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
B.S., Engineering, 2005

Activities & Affiliations

• Washington State Bar Association, Member
• American Immigration Lawyer's Association, Member
• American Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

• Washington