*Affiliated with Coppersmith Brockelman PLC on designated matters; admitted in Michigan
Merrill supports Coppersmith Brockelman’s health care practice, including clinical research and other regulatory areas.
Merrill focuses her practice on complex legal research and analysis. Often called in when issues of first impression or complex topics require deep analysis, Merrill provides legal memoranda and counsel, trial and appellate briefs, and contract review across a range of legal subject areas. She has drafted statutory and regulatory language, procedural court rules, and over 100 orders and opinions for Michigan appellate courts.
Merrill also has a background in legal ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct governing attorney advertising. A former director of the legal writing department for a website development agency, she has advised hundreds of law firms and professional writers throughout the U.S. on legal content creation for public audiences.
Before entering private practice, Merrill was a career judicial clerk with the State of Michigan Supreme Court. She is the co-author of “Reflections on Freedom and Criminal Responsibility in Late Twentieth Century American Legal Thought,” Am. J. Legal Hist. 55, no. 1 (2015): 1-33.