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  1. Car Accident: 20%
    23 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    23 years
  3. Juvenile: 20%
    23 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    23 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%
    23 years


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Merkin & Taylor Llc Ste 707 51 Monroe Pl
Rockville, MD, 20850


DCActive 199207/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Committee Chair of the YearBar Association of Montgomery County2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Volunteer of the YearNations Capital Swim Club2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberMerkin & Taylor, LLC2012 - Present
Managing PartnerMerkin Law Group, LLC2009 - 2012
Of CounselMcMillan Metro, PC2007 - 2009
House CounselHartford Insurance Company2005 - 2007
Managing PartnerMerkin & Jacobs, LLC2001 - 2005
AttorneySamuel M. Shapiro, P.A.1992 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland Judicial Selections CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland Circuit Court Bench Bar CommitteeChair2008 - Present
Potomac Valley SwimmingReferee2007 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember2001 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery County MarylandMember1994 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1992 - Present
Committee to Retain the Sitting Judges of Montgomery County, MarylandTreasurer2008 - 2015
Pro Bono Resource Center of MarylandTreasurer2004 - 2008
Maryland State Bar, Young Lawyers SectionChair2001 - 2002
Maryland State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2000 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. DoeNot Guilty of All Charges
Doe, et al. v. Doe, DPMConfidential six figure settlement.
State v. DoeCourt Trial where 3 counts Possession of Deadly Weapon, Robbery and Theft were dismissed by court on Motion. Ultimately convicted after multi-day trial of one count of Minor in possession of handgun under the age 21.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Maryland, College ParkPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988