Alex Merchant

Alex Merchant

Alex Merchant

Senior Litigation Counsel

Alex is an experienced tenant lawyer with expertise in actions for wrongful eviction, constructive eviction, failure to repair, and landlord harassment.

Alex graduated from Stanford Law School, where he assisted tenants at the East Palo Alto Community Legal Services Housing Clinic. Alex then worked as a litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he received a pro bono award for his representation of San Francisco tenants facing eviction. In addition to his litigation practice, Alex volunteers at the San Francisco Tenants Union.

More About Alex

Alex has been repeatedly recognized as a Northern California “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers Magazine and has secured millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for his clients.

When not representing tenants, Alex plays the guitar and piano and chases his two young boys around the Bay Area’s beautiful regional parks.


  • Stanford University, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, M.A.
  • Iowa State University, B.S.

Bar Admissions:

  • State of California

Professional Associations:

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Francisco Tenants Union Volunteer

Other Team Members

Paulina Cerrato

Legal Assistant

Megan Johnson

Associate Attorney

Allison Mallette


Melinda Scott

Office Manager

Valeria Singh

Intake Coordinator

Awards & Associations

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For more information or to discuss your legal situation, call us today at (415) 649-6203 for a phone consultation or submit an inquiry below. Please note our firm can only assist tenants residing in San Francisco, Oakland & Berkeley.

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