Houston criminal defense lawyer Michael D. Mercer worked for the Harris County District Attorney's office for one year before founding the criminal defense law firm of Mercer & Keirnan in 2013. Unlike other attorneys who practice multiple areas of law, Mr. Mercer devotes 100% of his practice to criminal defense, taking on clients charged with all misdemeanor and felony offenses, including assault, aggravated assault, DWI, theft/shoplifting, marijuana/drug possession, among other charges. Michael is licensed to practice law in all courts in the state of Texas and focuses 100% of his practice towards criminal defense. Mr. Mercer commands an impressive knowledge of the law and is an exceptional negotiator in the courtroom, as indicated by numerous former clients. When Mr. Mercer signs on to a case, he devotes himself fully to making sure his client gets the best possible result. Whether issuing subpoenas for hidden evidence, taking to the street to find and interview witnesses, or undergoing hours of research on the law, Attorney Michael Mercer goes above and beyond the duty he owes to his clients. For anyone who watches Mr. Mercer in the courtroom, it becomes clear that he has a genuine passion for the people he represents. His tireless work ethic and professionalism are propelling him to become one of the brightest and hard-nosed criminal defense lawyers at the courthouse.