Mercedes joined Thede Culpepper as an associate in 2015. Her practice includes estate planning, marital agreements, and estate administration. Prior to joining Thede Culpepper, Mercedes was an extern for Crook County Counsel, where she worked on all aspects of municipal law. She subsequently worked under Professor Vollmar at Willamette University's legal clinic as an estate planner. In 2011, she joined Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC as a law clerk and became an associate after passing the Bar exam. Her four years at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC included work on complex litigation cases involving marital agreements or gifted and inherited assets.

Mercedes serves on the City of Aurora Planning Commission and Budget Committee.

South Eugene International High School
Eugene, OR

Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, N. Ireland B.A. American Studies

Willamette University College of Law
Salem, OR J.D.

Mercedes met her husband in Belfast, Ireland and they regularly travel abroad with their two sons. Mercedes enjoys the company of her family and friends here and in Ireland and the privilege of being alongside her children as they discover the world.