Christina (Mark) Mercado

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
 | 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 5315
New York, NY 10119
Phone: 212-736-5300
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Christina (Mark) Mercado is an attorney and senior associate at Block O’Toole & Murphy in New York, New York. Serving clients throughout New York in the area of personal injury law, Ms. Mercado handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, wrongful death and labor law. She has recovered several million and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients over the course of her time in practice.

As the lead associate in Block O’Toole & Murphy's complex motion and appellate practice, Ms. Mercado has extensive knowledge and experience with new and emerging legal issues. She regularly handles research and writing to ensure clients obtain the best legal advice and secure the greatest recovery possible under the law.

Ms. Mercado earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from New York University and went on to graduate from Notre Dame Law School. While at Notre Dame, she was the executive article editor of the Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy and was also active in the Notre Dame Community Development Clinic. She has been licensed to practice law in New York since 2012.

Before her legal career, Ms. Mercado worked as a reporter and writer in the New York City area. Her legal experience includes working for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in the appeals bureau and working for a Queens County Supreme Court judge. She also served as a summer intern at Block O’Toole & Murphy.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Mercado gives back to her community through participation in various volunteer activities. She volunteers for Girls on the Run New York City, a youth development group based on physical activity, and is also active in the organization Open Hands Legal Services, Inc., an organization that provides services to low income or homeless New York residents.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%)


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About Christina (Mark) Mercado

Admitted: 2012, New York

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Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Girls on the Run NYC
  • Open Hands Legal Services, Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Executive Articles Editor, University of Notre Dame Law School Law Journal

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $8,800,000 settlement for victim in Queens pedestrian accident who suffered a brain injury
  • $7,525,000 for family devastated by fatal Suffolk County auto accident
  • $3,925,000 settlement for injured "Good Samaritan" in locomotive, tractor-trailer collision at railroad crossing
  • $2,650,000 awarded to Local 3 Electrician after a back injury caused by a trip and fall
  • $2,250,000 construction worker recovers for lower back and knee injuries
  • $2,250,000 settlement awarded to window washer who fell from Manhattan building
  • $2,150,000 settlement for woman injured in Nassau County auto collision
  • $1,850,000 settlement for victim of a delivery truck collision in the Bronx
  • $1,750,000 settlement for city sanitation worker and wife who suffered neck injuries in collision with truck
  • $1,500,000 settlement for a woman injured in slip and fall on snow on front landing and steps
  • $1,500,000 settlement for a Bronx driver who was struck by a New York City street sweeper
  • $1,500,000 for a pedestrian who injured her neck and shoulder
  • $1,475,000 for injured Brooklyn product delivery man
  • $1,410,000 for a married couple from Brooklyn who injured their necks in a rear-end motor vehicle accident
  • $1,325,000 settlement for a worker whose forearm was lacerated by a shard of falling glass 
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a 35-year-old truck loader who sustained neck and shoulder injuries in crash

Educational Background:

  • New York University, Majors: Journalism
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Office Location for Christina (Mark) Mercado

1 Penn Plaza
Suite 5315
New York, NY 10119

Phone: 212-736-5300


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Last Updated: 5/31/2017

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