401 West A Street
San Diego, California 92101
Telephone: (619) 792-5400
Facsimile: (619) 330-4990
Firm: Law Offices of Lindsey B. Mercer
The Law Office of Lindsey B. Mercer exclusively practices criminal defense and higher education consulting. Recognized as one of San Diego's premiere criminal defense attorneys, Ms. Mercer handles all types of misdemeanor and felony cases in state and federal court. Her vast array of defense experience includes serving as part of the defense team for several high profile death penalty and murder cases. Ms. Mercer is a passionate advocate who approaches each case with intensity, compassion, and a commitment to finding justice for her clients.
I am a native of San Diego. I attended UC Berkeley and obtained a degree in political science with an emphasis on US history and politics. After Cal, I spent two years in the non profit sector working as a leadership consultant traveling to college campus across the country. I returned home to the University of San Diego for law school because I knew I wanted to practice law in San Diego and work to better our local community.
While in law school, I studied international criminal law at Oxford University in England and the University of Western Cape in Capetown, South Africa. While in Capetown, I had the incredible opportunity to visit South Africa's prisons and discuss the S. African and US legal systems with the wardens and prisoners. These conversations led me to my career as a criminal defense attorney. My office is committed to ensure clients' rights to the best legal representation possible, help clients get back on the right track, and work to improve the system.
My defense experience includes being a part of the defense team for three death penalty cases, co-counsel for a high profile attempted murder case, lead counsel on federal gang racketeering/child pornography charges, and representation of clients accused of DUIs, domestic violence charges, drug offenses, theft offenses, sex offenses, violent felonies, murder, rape, and juvenile cases. I handle all types of misdemeanor and felony cases including felony cases with prior strikes. I have significant experience handling cases for members of all branches of the US military.
Affiliations & Memberships:
San Diego County Bar Association
North County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
American Society of Legal Advocates
Lawyers Club of San Diego
National Women Trial Lawyers
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