Address: 600-428 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0E2
Lawyer Firm: Mercado Trinh Law LLP
|First Year of Call||1999|
|Areas of Practice||Corporate and Commercial Law, Immigration Law, Real Property, Wills, Estates and Trusts|
|Description||Alona C. Mercado was born in the Philippines and raised in Winnipeg. She is committed to providing quality legal services in both English and Tagalog. Ms. Mercado obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Studies from the University of Manitoba in 1994 and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa in 1998. She was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1999.|
Ms. Mercado articled and practiced law with Taylor McCaffrey LLP for a couple of years before returning to Ottawa in 2001. She served several years as Policy Advisor to the Senior Federal Cabinet Minister for Manitoba before joining Monk Goodwin LLP in January 2005.
In November 2015, Ms. Mercado joined with Ms. Yenny Trinh to open their own law firm – Mercado Trinh Law LLP.
Over the years, Ms. Mercado has served on numerous community boards and committees. She was a Founding and Executive Board member of the Maples Youth Justice Committee, a member of the Board of Directors for Hospice and Palliative Care Manitoba and a member of the Board of Directors for the Seven Oaks Education Foundation.
Ms. Mercado is also involved with the activities and organization of a national political party, holding numerous elected and appointed positions. She has been a Strategic Advisor, Election Day Chair, Policy and Communications Advisor to numerous campaigns at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
Ms. Mercado has a column called “Legal 411” in The Pilipino Express, a local Filipino Canadian news magazine and was a regular lecturer for “Will Week: Estate Planning For Your Future”, a free public seminar hosted annually by the Manitoba Public Trustee and the Manitoba Bar Association for many years. She has also provided seminars and information sessions to many community groups and financial institutions.
Areas of Practice:
Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc.
De Rose Barristers & Solicitors
Superior Court of Justice
Embarkation Law Corporation
Tse Herman Professional Corporation
Lockyer + Hein LLP
Tatham Mary C.
Mikhailitchenko Law Office