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Nicholas Patrick Merrill

also known as Nick Merrill

About me

Born and raised in Oregon, I moved to Idaho for college soon after graduating from Aloha High School.  I studied philosophy, law, and flyfishing at University of Idaho, then worked as a public defender in Maricopa County (Phoenix, AZ).  My professional focus now is in the areas of real estate, land use and business law.  My trial-intensive background has made all the difference in numerous civil litigation and transactional matters. 


My goal is to provide cost-effective legal services by finding the best possible resolution to legal matters with the client's interests always at the forefront of my mind.  Please contact Merrill Property Law, LLC with your real estate, land use and business law inquiries.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 20%
    13 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    13 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    13 years
  4. Residential: 20%
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    13 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Alyosha Conan McClain

    Nick is an incredible attorney that I have have the pleasure of working for and with. During my time with Nick, he may have taught me more about the law than I learned in 3 years of law school. His knowledge of real estate law is outstanding. Perhaps more importantly, he is an excellent litigator that gets clients the results they are looking for. In short, he is tenacious, smart, and very experienced.


    Alyosha McClain Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jeremy James

    Nick is an experienced and sharp attorney who consistently achieves excellent results for his clients and demonstrates a commitment to professionalism among his peers. I highly recommend his services.


    Jeremy James Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Merrill & Ropp, LLP

8235 SW Oleson Rd. Suite C
Portland, OR, 97223


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CertificateGerry Spence Trial College2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMerrill & Ropp, LLP2014 - Present
AttorneyMerrill Property Law, LLC2011 - 2014
AttorneyHillsboro Law Group, PC2007 - 2011
AttorneyMaricopa County2001 - 2005
Legal InternNez Perce County Public Defender (Fitzgerald and Van Idour)2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2007 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaVoluntarily Resigned; May Reinstate on Motion2002 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Business LitigationJury verdict in clients' favor on each and every claim.
Landlord-Tenant LitigationUnanimous Jury Verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of IdahoPhilosophyBS - Bachelor of Science1998