About Us


About Mercado & Hartung

At Mercado & Hartung we pride ourselves on providing the very best legal service. Our success is determined by the success of our clients. That’s why we focus on giving you the honest, personal representation you deserve. Mercado & Hartung is able to help you with:

  • Criminal Offenses
  • DUI
  • Litigation
  • Consumer Rights
  • Estate Planning
  • Foreclosure
  • Bankruptcy

Meet The Team:


Christopher Mercado – Partner


Chris attended the University of Washington where he earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science.  He earned his law degree from Seattle University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Washington.

He began his career working as a Corporate Litigator for various Law Firms and Corporations in Seattle.  After several years representing Creditors, Banks & Corporations, both on a state and federal level, Chris now defends consumer rights in debt resolution, bankruptcy and foreclosure defense litigation.  Chris has vast amounts of experience in contract negotiation, drafting and real estate.  He has practiced in both State and Federal courts, in all counties of Washington.

Chris has taught Intro to Law and Business Law at several colleges and schools, and is also a frequent lecturer for various Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

Chris is an avid sports fan especially the UW Huskies, enjoys traveling and running.  He can be reached at (206) 898-2336 or by email at cmercado@mercado-hartung.com.


 Stephanie Hartung – Partner


Stephanie grew up on a farm in the small town of Selah, WA.  She attended college at Central Washington University where she earned a degree in Psychology and Law & Justice.  She earned her law degree from Seattle University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Washington State.

Stephanie began her career as a prosecutor for the City of Yakima.  After watching countless defendants suffer harsh and unjust consequences as the result of not having quality legal representation she altered her career path and became a public defender.  As a PD she represented hundred’s of criminal defendants charged with misdemeanors and even felonies.  She had the opportunity to gain extensive trial and motion experience, before moving on to a DUI law firm where she further honed her DUI defense skills.

Stephanie routinely practices in over 30 different courts.  She knows the prosecutors, judges, and the best approach to defending your case.  She is a sensible negotiator and thoughtful communicator.   She is well respected and not afraid to go to trial.

Stephanie ultimately decided to open her own practice so she could make certain her clients always receive aggressive confident representation with compassion and respect. You can reach Stephanie directly by calling her at: 206-669-1379 or by emailing her at: stephanie@mercado-hartung.com.