Soli Mercado-Spencer, Senior Staff Attorney

Solimar “Soli” Mercado-Spencer is the Senior Staff Attorney at the Farmworker Rights Division of the Georgia Legal Services Program. She graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2007. During law school, she was an intern at Indiana Legal Services’ Farmworker Unit. The substandard and unfair conditions she observed during her outreach visits to migrant camps around the state motivated her to become an advocate for workers’ rights. Before joining Georgia Legal Services in 2016, Soli was the Dallas Area Director of the Workers Defense Project in Texas. There, she helped WDP establish a new worker center to advocate for and organize construction workers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. Prior to that, she was a staff attorney in the Farmworker Rights Unit of Florida Rural Legal Services, where she represented farmworkers in cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, and other employment-related matters.