MAYRA MERCADO

Associate Attorney – Sacramento

Mayra Mercado

Mayra Mercado is an associate attorney at Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC’s Sacramento’s office. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from UC Merced and her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. During her time in law school, Ms. Mercado served as a law clerk for the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, San Diego. As clerk she researched and drafted decisions on various motions and asylum cases.

Prior to joining Wilner & O’Reilly, Ms. Mercado worked at several small immigration firms in California and Chicago. She has acquired over 5 years of experience in family-based immigration matters, 601/601A waivers, and removal defense. Her previous experience also acquainted her with employment immigration matters.

Mayra is a proud daughter of an immigrant father and is truly passionate about immigration law. As a result of her father’s struggles, Ms. Mercado developed a profound interest in helping families and individual immigrants legalize their status and advocating for their rights. Outside of work, Mayra loves spending time outdoors with her family.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2021

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) – 2018
      • CALI award in Legal Writing II
      • CALI award in Civil Procedure II
  • University of California, Merced
    • B.A. Political Science – 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Member, San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Member, Latinas in the Law

Past Employment Positions:

  • United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, San Diego. Law Clerk, May 2017 – August 2017
  • Vice President, International Law Society at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (2017-2018)
  • Community Liaison & Secretary, La Raza Student Association at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (2016- 2018)

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