Before opening their own firm, Marcela Mercado and Amanda Gladin-Kramer had success working together on challenging personal injury cases, winning multi-million-dollar settlements. We founded Mercado Kramer LLP with the goal of providing the very best service and getting top results for our clients. We have offices in Salinas and San Jose, and handle cases throughout California. You will never pay us out of your own pocket – we work on a contingency fee, meaning you don’t pay unless we win with a settlement or at trial.
In the courtroom, you want a fierce advocate who isn’t afraid to get aggressive and is willing to fight. But when you’re talking to your lawyer about your case, you want a compassionate listener who will explain things patiently. When you hire us, you get both of those things. We’re the full package.
It’s understandable that you might be nervous about talking to or hiring an attorney. Don’t be! We’re humans and here to help. You can talk to us for free, with no commitment, to get to know us and see if we’re a fit for your case. You can read about what to expect from your no-cost legal consult to learn more.
AMANDA GLADIN-KRAMER | Partner
Amanda Gladin-Kramer grew up waking up with the sunrise to work on her family farm in North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina for her Juris Doctor and is licensed to practice law in California and North Carolina. She brings over a decade of experience negotiating hundreds of successful settlements, winning trials and motions, and serving as lead counsel on seven-figure personal injury cases. She is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Amanda speaks Spanish. She thrives on fighting hard and finding creative solutions to tough cases. Outside of the law, Amanda is a longtime English as a Second Language volunteer and enjoys hiking and running in California’s beautiful outdoors.
MARCELA MERCADO | Partner
Marcela Mercado was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico and came to the United States as a child. She is a native Spanish speaker. Marcela worked full-time to pay for college, then attended Pepperdine in California for her Juris Doctor and a Masters in Alternative Dispute Resolution. While in law school she worked with the LA District Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the California Bar. Prior to starting Mercado Kramer LLP, Marcela negotiated settlements for scores of happy clients and worked on multi-million dollar cases. Her clients’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything she does. Marcela can often be found on the weekends enjoying a carne asada with her family or hiking.
When you hire a lawyer, it’s important that you trust who they are and their values. Here are Mercado Kramer’s values:
We are passionate about justice
Our goal is to get you a great settlement. In the process, we stand up to insurance companies who put profit over people. We hold corporations, landlords, careless drivers, and others accountable so that our communities will be safer.
Working for you is a privilege
We will treat you with respect, kindness, and care from start to finish. We are here to take away from your pain and give you peace of mind.
We support our community
Mercado Kramer’s attorneys donate to local charities, volunteer their time to those in need, and support local businesses.
We expect excellence
We expect excellence from ourselves, every single day, in every single detail.
We work hard
We work hard, fight hard, and are ready for a challenge. We are warriors defending your rights.
The truth matters
We will be straight with you about what's going on in your case. If there's an issue, we'll solve it together
We serve everyone who needs us
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or what your past is. If you’ve been hurt and need a personal injury lawyer, you’re our ideal client.