Brit Mercer has devoted her career to defending individuals accused of crimes and has represented hundreds of people in municipal, district, superior, and federal courts. She has significant experience defending DUIs and other serious criminal traffic violations, vehicular homicide and assault, domestic violence, serious felony crimes, and misdemeanor charges. Brit’s hard work and integrity have earned her the respect of her peers, adversaries, and clients.
Brit joined SGB’s Criminal Defense practice after nearly a decade in private practice. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2002. Early in her career, she was selected numerous times as a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics. At SGB, Brit focuses her entire practice on criminal defense work and is in court regularly litigating and negotiating her cases. She has tried over 50 cases, from first degree murder to DUI to assault. Based on her expertise and experience, Brit is an in demand presenter at continuing legal education seminars throughout Washington, teaching other lawyers on all facets of trial practice, negotiations, and ethics.
- University of Washington School of Law
- Washington State Bar
- Vice President of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
- Washington Women Lawyers, member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee
- Member of National College of DUI Defense Lawyers
- Member and former vice-president of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Washington State Bar Association “Random Acts of Professionalism” Award (2006)
- Speaker at Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, “Dealing with the DOL” (2012); “Voir Dire: Modifying the Colorado Method” (2014); “Ethics and Social Media” (2015); “Plea Negotiations from a Different Perspective” (2017)
- Speaker at Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Effective Use of Pre-trial Litigation as a Discover Tool” (2009)
- Speaker at Washington Defender Association, “The Basics of DUI Defense” (2011) and “Unique Issues in Representing Mentally Ill Persons” (2010)
- Speaker at Seattle University School of Law, “DUI Case Law Update” (2016)
- Graduate, Gerry Spence Regional Trial Lawyers College
- Graduate, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Class – Certified law enforcement training program