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David Roy Gans Mercer

David Roy Gans Mercer

Cactus Blossom Legal LLC
  • Bankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning ...
  • Arizona
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Biography

David graduated Summa Cum Laude as co-valedictorian of his class from Arizona Summit Law School and received his LL.M. from Arizona State University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in all state courts in the State of Arizona and in the Federal District Court – District of Arizona.

David previously founded and worked at AZ 3D Law, a nonprofit law firm that assisted low-to-moderate income individuals with family law, bankruptcy, probate, and estate planning cases. David found the work very rewarding, and appreciated the opportunity to help people who otherwise could not have afforded legal representation. David’s favorite thing was helping underdogs prevail in seemingly hopeless cases. David has since moved on to found Cactus Blossom Legal, where he currently works.

David does not limit his practice to Maricopa County, and is willing to travel (and has traveled) throughout the State of Arizona to assist people in need of legal representation. David particularly enjoys traveling to and representing people in Arizona's more rural counties, as he believes there is a profound access to justice issue in most rural counties (because many attorneys don't live or practice there) and people in those counties benefit tremendously from the assistance of skilled counsel. David knows what it is like to represent yourself in family court with no real legal training, and tremendously enjoys helping people avoid having to go through the family court "school of hard knocks" like he did.

When he isn’t working, David spends most of his time gaming, doing nerd stuff, going shooting, going to the theater, being a foodie, or traveling to wineries. David is married, has an infant son (who profoundly influenced his views on fatherhood), and is looking forward to growing his family. David is a California native, but hated living in California and thinks of Arizona as his true home--he moved to Arizona from California long before it was cool to do so, and never regrets it.

Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Divorce
    Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Same Sex Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Thirty minute free consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All four major credit cards.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Current billing rate: $300/hour Flat fee limited scope rates also available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Cactus Blossom Legal LLC
- Current
President & Secretary
AZ 3D Law
- Current
Owner
The Law Office of David R. G. Mercer
- Current
Of Counsel
Moorhead Law, PLC & Urgent Law
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Rule 38(d) Certified Limited Practice Student
ASLS Bankruptcy & Consumer Debt Clinic
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Extern
Probate Lawyers Assistance Project (PLAP)
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Rule 38(d) Certified Limited Practice Student
ASLS Family Law Clinic
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Education
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
LL.M. (2018) | Tax Law/Taxation (Sub Focus: Bankruptcy & Estate Planning)
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Arizona Summit Law School
J.D. (2016) | Law
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Honors: Co-Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, Dean's List (Every semester), 3 CALI Awards (Intro to Civil Litigation I, Bankruptcy, Trusts & Estates)
Activities: Law Review, ASLS Clinic
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University of Phoenix
B.S. (2013) | Business Management
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Awards
Pro Bono Student of the Year (ASLS)
Volunteer Lawyers Program
Bankruptcy
CALI
Trusts & Estates
CALI
Intro to Civil Litigation I
CALI
Professional Associations
ABA Family Law Section
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Arizona  # 033241
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyers Division
Member
- Current
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MCBA Young Lawyers Division
Member
- Current
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MCBA Family Law Section
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association  # 3002497
Member
- Current
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Maricopa County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Solo & Small Firm; Young Lawyers; Bankruptcy Law; Estate Planning, Probate & Trust; Family Law
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State Bar of Arizona Probate and Trust Law Section
Member
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MCBA Solo & Small Firm Division
Member
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Activities: Board Member 2017 - 2017; General Member at all other times.
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MCBA Bankruptcy Law Section
Member
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MCBA Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section
Member
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Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys
Member
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Federal Bar Association
Member
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Federal Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Member
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Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section
Member
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Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel  # 149
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
I'll Drink to That: The Beer Bill
Accord, A Legal Journal for Practitioiners, Arizona Summit Law Review
Contact & Map
Cactus Blossom Legal LLC
15331 W Bell Rd Ste 212
Surprise, AZ 85374
Telephone: (623) 696-3429
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed