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

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Shrinking oceans and cutting red tape.


Our Team



Mercedes Riggs

(360) 553-7210

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.


Stanford University, B.S. Engineering, 2005

Santa Clara University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2009

Bar Admissions


Activities & Affiliations

Washington State Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Bar Association

Elizabeth raynes

(971) 249-2454

My practice is solely based on immigration law and I love what I do. I became an attorney because I wanted to do something important. In these uncertain times I can’t think of many more important things to do than to be working and helping people in Immigration Law. I come from a very large and close family. I truly understand how important it is to be able to be with the ones you love. I can’t imagine not being able to be with my family so I help make sure that my clients’ can be with theirs.

I graduated magna cum laude from Roger Williams University School of Law. During my time as a law student I came to understand the importance of using my law degree to help others around me. Since law school I have had several years of experience working in the courtroom, representing clients, and litigating as a trial attorney. I know how to fight the good fight and stand up for my clients. I’m passionate about what I do and I get the job done. If there’s a way to get what you need I will find it.

Connecting with my clients and genuinely caring about the outcomes of their cases I believe is what makes me a good attorney. I’m diligent and thorough and I’m there to guide my client’s through the process. I will help you understand at all steps what is happening, what needs to be done, and explain what avenues we could take to get to your end goal.

Immigration IS the American way; it’s what our country was built on. Our immigrant ancestors all had these rights then and we all should have them now. I fight for my clients’ rights and I would be honored to stand by your side and fight for yours.


Keene State College, B.A. Communications, cum laude, 2007

Roger Williams University School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2013

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, New Hampshire

Activities & Affiliations

Massachusetts Bar Association
New Hampshire Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association