Alice Campos Mercado joined Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg in 1993, following a one-year judicial clerkship at the Nevada Supreme Court with Justice Thomas L. Steffen (retired) in 1992-93. Ms. Mercado is a native of San Fernando, California. She earned an Associate of Arts Degree (Cum Laude) from Los Angeles Mission College in 1979, and attended California State University, Northridge and the University of Nevada, Reno. Ms. Mercado attended law school at Southwestern University School of Law, earning her Juris Doctor degree (Magna Cum Laude) in 1992. She was admitted to the California and Nevada State Bars in 1992, and is currently actively practicing in both states. Ms. Mercado was admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada in 1993, and was admitted to the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 2008.
Ms. Mercado practices civil defense litigation primarily in the areas of employment law, civil rights, medical malpractice and appeals, in both federal and state courts.
In addition to the State Bars of California and Nevada, Ms. Mercado is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Washoe County Bar Association, the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada and the Defense Research Institute. She is also a member and past president of the Association of Defense Counsel of Nevada and a Master in the Bruce R. Thompson Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
Ms. Mercado currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nevada Legal Services and on the Second Judicial District Court Bench/Bar Committee on electronic filing and civil rules and procedure. She previously served on the Civil Rules Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on the Local Rules of Practice for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (2004-05).
Ms. Mercado co-authored “Changes in the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure” published in the Nevada Law Review in the Spring of 1998. She has also presented lectures for the Nevada State Bar Association in Motion Practice Before the Supreme Court and for the National Business Institute in Brief Writing and Motion Practice.