Christopher J. Mercado

Of Counsel

Seattle, WA


Raised in Richland, Christopher Mercado is an accomplished Of Counsel with 18 years of experience and a vast knowledge in business, estate planning, bankruptcy, and real estate. Chris has a deep-rooted passion for justice and is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals and communities. 

Currently, he is a Commissioner pro tem at Spokane County Superior Court and a law professor at Gonzaga University School of Law, holding a higher education teaching certificate from Harvard University. 

In the past, Chris has been in-house counsel of a professional receivership company, managing attorney for a large creditors’ rights law firm, and counsel in the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee. He was also an adjunct law professor at Seattle University School of Law and a frequent lecturer for real estate, business, and debtor-creditor continuing legal education.

Building strong relationships with clients is a cornerstone of Chris’s professional satisfaction. Understanding their needs, concerns, and aspirations allows him to tailor legal strategies that align with their objectives. Chris prides himself on serving as a strategic advisor to clients. He understands that navigating legal complexities can be overwhelming, and he aims to provide clarity by offering insights that go beyond legal statutes. 

Chris’s proudest professional achievement has been playing a pivotal role in achieving favorable results for clients. Whether it is resolving disputes, negotiating settlements, or securing victories, these successes underscore his dedication to client advocacy and achieving tangible results.

When he is away from the office, Chris enjoys running, hiking, and playing sports. He is also active in the community and has been a Board of Directors member for the Filipino Lawyers of Washington, St. James ESL, and the Fulcrum Foundation. Chris was also selected for the Washington Super Lawyers – Rising Stars by Washington Law & Politics.

  • Business
  • Estate Planning
  • B.A., University of Washington
  • J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2006
  • Selected for the Washington Super Lawyers – Rising Stars by Washington Law & Politics

Success is rarely handed out effortlessly. Consistent effort, dedication, and a strong work ethic are fundamental to achieving long-term goals.