Michael R. Merritt

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Michael R. Merritt


Mr. Merritt joined the Las Vegas office of McCormick Barstow LLP in 2014.  He has an active litigation practice with extensive experience in all phases of complex litigation, and has tried more than 20 cases to verdict.

Mr. Merritt has developed several areas of specialty including litigating catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, private and commercial automobile/vehicle liability cases, premises liability, products liability, business and commercial tort cases, and internet liability cases.  Mr. Merritt also has an extensive construction and commercial real estate law and litigation practice.  He has participated in numerous state and federal trials, and has handled appellate cases at the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Merritt is admitted to practice in Nevada, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Juris Doctor, 1994 cum laude
Gonzaga University School of Law

Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, 1990
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Concentrating in Civil Litigation with an emphasis in Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Legal Malpractice and cases involving Internet Liability.

Mr. Merritt is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and the Clark County Bar Association. He also holds the rank of member in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Honors & Awards

Mr. Merritt is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.

Community Involvement

Mr. Merritt is actively involved with his sons’ local Boys Scouts troop.  He also regularly participates in community service activities through his church, including feeding the homeless, interacting with the youth, working on public school campus improvements, and local park maintenance.

Publications and Lectures

“How to be a Construction Expert,” April 2004 ICBO Code Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, [ICBO is consolidated with the International Code Council (ICC)].

“A Glance at Nevada Law,” presented throughout 2002-04 to various insurance carriers and other clients educating personnel and adjusters on specific issues regarding Nevada law.

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