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At Watts Consultancy and Notary, we believe that communication is key to building strong relationships with our clients. We take the time to listen to our client's concerns and provide them with clear and concise legal advice. Whether you are facing a legal dispute or need help drafting a legal document, our lead attorney is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.


Meet Mercedes Watts, Attorney at Law Juris Doctor

Mercedes is an accomplished Associate Counsel and certified civil mediator with 7+ years of experience representing clients in family law, civil law, and criminal defense matters. She is adept at handling complex caseloads, including conducting trials, negotiating settlements, and advocating for clients. She has strong communication, research, and analytical skills.


Mercedes was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She moved to West Michigan while she was still in middle school. Upon graduating from law school, Mercedes returned home to West Michigan and opened her own firm where she practiced primarily family and landlord/tenant law. Her clients were low-income individuals from diverse backgrounds.


Mercedes then worked for Legal Services of South-Central Michigan where she, again, practiced family and landlord/tenant law. Mercedes then worked briefly as a prosecutor and for the past several years has been doing criminal defense work. Throughout her entire legal career, Mercedes has strived to help the underprivileged, underserved, unrepresented, and everyone in between.

Legal Consultant Services Offered



  • Criminal Offenses: Michigan law categorizes criminal offenses into various classes, ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.

  • Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, we provide clear insights into the criminal justice process, ensuring you understand your rights.

  • Penalties: Michigan criminal law prescribes specific consequences for different offenses. Clients will be educated on fines, probation, incarceration, and other consequences.

  • Expungement: Michigan law allows for the expungement of certain criminal convictions. Clients will be guided through processes and eligibility requirements.



  • Navigating family legal matters requires compassion, expertise, and a commitment to finding solutions that prioritize the well-being of all involved. We specialize in family law matters in Michigan, providing comprehensive services to guide you through challenging times.

  • We understand the complexities of divorce and legal separation. We can provide strategic guidance on issues such as property division, spousal support, and child custody to ensure a fair and equitable resolution.

  • When children are involved, their well-being is paramount. We can help with explaining the process and all the factors that go into it.



  • Guiding both landlords and tenants through the intricacies of Michigan's landlord-tenant laws.

  • Provides expert guidance in drafting, reviewing, and interpreting lease agreements to ensure clarity and compliance with Michigan law.

  • We offer strategic advice to protect the rights and interests of my client while ensuring fairness in the eviction process.

  • Assistance with fair housing laws, for landlords and tenants on issues related to discrimination, reasonable accommodations, health and safety, and ensuring equal housing opportunities.

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