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Alex Richard Merritt

Personal injury Attorney at Decatur, GA

5.0   39 reviews

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About Alex

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I believe in having strong personal connections with my clients. I am best able to advocate on my client's behalf when I understand the frustration and concern that my clients have that drives them to seek out an attorney in the first place.

 

Although practicing law is my profession, it is the type of job that when done correctly truly makes a difference in people's lives. That opportunity and challenge is why I became a lawyer. As your lawyer, I am responsible for protecting your liberty, property, and other rights. It is a responsibility I don't take lightly.

 

When I am in a courtroom, I make arguments on my clients' behalf that are logical, clear, and concise, but also passionate when necessary. Some good lawyers know the law.  Some good lawyers know how to communicate with people. Great lawyers do both. 

 

To learn more about me, please visit the DeWoskin Law Firm website: 

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Licensed for 14 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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DeWoskin Law Firm
535 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA, 30030

Reviews

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Posted by Christopher | November 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly & Honest
I hired Mr. Merritt to help after i was involved in a car accident and was unhappy with the Insurance claim I received. Thankfully Alex & his team helped me recoup my loss. I would highly recommend his practice.
Posted by Tanya | September 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review: Alex Merritt, Attorney
With pleasure I write this review for Mr. Alex Merritt, Partner, DeWoskin Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Merritt provided competent, efficient and responsive legal advice and service for the positive resolution and outcome of my case. Should I need legal services in the future (which I hope will not be necessary), Mr. Merritt would be my “first call” – as I know that he would, again, provide expert legal representation.
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Posted by Al | July 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and persuasive
Alex Merritt has recent experience as an ADA in Dekalb County, so he knows how that system works and what point of view an ADA for Dekalb County will have. He is persistent and persuasive. He got all my charges dropped without a hearing within a month of hiring him, when my previous attorney did not get that done in the 3 months I had him. He also will not make promises he cannot keep, unlike many criminal defense attorneys.
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Posted by John | May 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Case Management
Even though my charges weren't to severe, I wanted to ensure the best outcome. It took a few years for everything to materialize in the court system, and from start to finish Alex presented me with all the angles and options, and allowed me to arrive at the best outcome. Actually, the outcome turned out to be even better than the good deal that was on the table. So, well done sir, well done. Prices reasonable as well.
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Posted by Jillian | May 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expectations well exceeded
Could not have hand picked a better person and staff to represent me, being from out of state I am so thankful to have been recommended Alex, he was so understanding and relatable from the very first conversation, I felt completely confident in letting him handle a situation that was way beyond me, and I could not be happier with the outcome. Knowledgeable, professional, timely and eager to help are just a few words to describe him. And although we met under unfortunate circumstances I never once felt like a lesser person and I’m very thankful to have someone so great on my side..
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Posted by Mel | April 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fabulous
I am from Massachusetts and was on vacation with a friend and our trip got ruined fast when we got arrested. A friend referred us to Alex and he was GREAT. Being from out a state, the arrest made no sense. His sense of humor really helped me through this difficult time because the cop that arrested me was a total joke. He is wonderful, he is so reliable and trustworthy. You can call or email him and he will get back to you in 20 minutes or less. He is extremely comforting and professional. He handled everything so that I didn't have to waste my time traveling back to Georiga. I recommend him to anyone he is a total peach!
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Posted by Michael | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There, every step of the way...
referred by a family friend, Merritt and his team were reassuring, professional and yet relatable from the beginning. I was even impressed with the willingness to assist when I ran into a roadblock after my hearing. A. Merritt was able to follow through using his knowledge and resources above and beyond what I expected. If you are considering hiring or even just getting a great consultation from a next generation law professional, please consider Alex R. Merritt!
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Posted by Frederick | April 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
This lawyer is absolutely amazing. He took my case at the absolute last minute and got me off the hook of an extremely fast speeding ticket. He represented me while I was at work and reported back to me with a good verdict. I would definitely use him again!!!
Posted by Brandi | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Service!
I was thoroughly prepped for court which made the court process so much easier to deal with. Alex and his staff were all very professional, supportive and most of all patient with me and my various questions/scenarios. I would highly recommend them!
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Alex was thorough and kept me updated every step of the way. Best of all, he got the results I was looking for! I highly recommend Alex.
Posted by Zee | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring
Alex helped me through a rough time after my car accident. He took care of everything, the medical bills, and other items related to the accident. Thanks, Alex..
Posted by Ben | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very understanding and knowledgeable
Alex helped me get through this unfortunate time exceptionally well. I would definitely recommend him in the future.
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great, patient lawyer who kept me informed every step of the way
Alex was an extremely knowledgeable, patient lawyer who constantly kept me updated with my case. His expertise of the legal system and ability to explain it to me in non-lawyer terms was very helpful and comforting that my case would get a positive outcome, which it did! I was able to reach him any time I had questions, and he always thoroughly answered them. He also researched my case and options, and then helped me choose the best course of action. I would absolutely recommend Alex and his firm to anyone in the Atlanta area who needs legal advisement.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Alex took the time to understand the unique situation of the case, give good counsel and guidance on what options were available, and followed through to resolve the matter to everyone's satisfaction. He showed good insight into the legal system, was readily available to communicate updates, and was very professional and easy to work with. It was such a relief to have his assistance working through a stressful situation. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dependable and Great Lawyer
I would highly recommend Mr. Alex Merritt. He helped me and my wife through a hard time in our life by providing strength and confidence with our criminal case which was a misunderstanding with the authorities. He is knowledgeable about the law and worked with the prosecutor to have the charges dropped. He even helped answer questions to our employers during background check to ease their doubts. Always gets back to your questions via email or phone and kept us updated throughout the process. Very professional.
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Posted by Rebecca | October 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful Experience
Alex is amazing. I was dealing with a stalker for about two years and reached out to everyone. I contacted the police and the courts and there was nothing anyone could really do. A friend of mine recommended Alex and he was so patient and understanding with me. Alex helped me with my case and I have not heard from my stalker since. I would recommend Alex to anyone.
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Posted by MELANIE GRAY | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassion, Articulate, Professional and an Advocate!
Alex Merritt was a beacon of hope when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. He was calm with an empathetic demeanor offering an emotional succor during a very unsettling time for me. Coming from a person who always need to understand everything, Alex was patient and articulate throughout the entire process. He was willing to explain all terminology and answer any questions I had throughout the entire process. I hereby recommend Alex Merritt without reservation on any case regardless of severity.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful, Knowledgable, and Compassionate
I hired Alex to help me with a personal injury case resulting from a car accident I was in late last year. Alex was attentive and professional - always personally returning my calls when I had questions about my case. This type of personal attention is sadly rare in the legal field, but it really makes all the difference. I hope I don't have much use for a lawyer in the future, but if I ever need one - I would gladly hire Alex Merritt again.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case closed!
I contacted Alex with what could have been a huge headache for me. From the start I could tell that I had made the right call. Alex assessed the situation, took control and updated me at every step. He was confident and forthcoming and I felt he had my best interest in mind. It was a pleasure to work with him and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
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Good natured and reasonable
Mr. Merritt is pleasant and reasonable. Also, he is very thorough and clear in his explanations. I am surprised that he does not charge more.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • DeWoskin Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • DeWoskin Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Dekalb County District Attorney
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Jones & Walden, LLC
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • State vs. Joseph Arnold, 14CR4136

Associations

  • Atlanta Lawyers Club
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • DeKalb Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Quarterfinalist in Moot Court Competition
  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Scared Straight Program for Juveniles
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Alex and I were on opposing ends of a highly contested and volatile case. He posed many challenges for me with his legal skills. He showed so much dedication to the case and care for his client. I highly recommend Alex to anyone in need of an outstanding advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Alex is a talented lawyer who is committed to his clients. I have known him for years and he has always been very professional and a pleasure to work with. I wholeheartedly endorse Alex and his legal work without reservation!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Alex. He exemplifies what the legal profession should be. I have known Alex for many years. Like myself, he served as a prosecutor for many years, and he had a zeal for seeking justice and a fair outcome. Now as a defense attorney, he brings that same zeal and passion to representing his clients. Alex's attention to detail and knowledge of the law is clearly evident. He is committed to solving the issues his clients have, and he has the experience to handle any type of case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex epitomizes the very best qualities of an attorney and a level of professionalism we should all aspire to: integrity, high standards and a dedication to the craft. His commitment to his clients is unparalleled and I wholeheartedly endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of working with Alex while he was an Assistant District Attorney. Alex was always a fair and reasonable prosectour willing to listen to the issues I presented to him. Alex has an extensive knowledge of the law and courtroom procedures. Now as a defense attorney, Alex has taken those same skills and has helped numerous clients with their legal issues. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex, a former District Attorney, knows the ins and outs of the judicial system. He has spent more time in a courtroom in the past five years than some attorneys spend in a lifetime. He is the real deal. His reputation amongst attorneys is strong because we understand his unrelenting work ethic. Hiring Alex is money well spent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is a hardworking and dedicated litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Alex is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in town. He dedicates his time and efforts to finding the best resolution for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Alex for several years now as a fellow lawyer in Decatur. He does excellent work. I'd recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked both with and against Alex, and he has represented two close friends of mine. He is an exceptional attorney who is equally respected by criminal and civil defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges. He is smart, eager, engaged, efficient, and, perhaps most importantly, truly sympathetic to his clients. If I had a personal injury or criminal matter I needed help with, Alex would be my first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having had the great pleasure of working with Alex first as a prosecutor and now on the defense, he is an excellent advocate and I look forward to working with him again on cases I have. He is hard working intelligent and has an excellent demeanor with clients. I highly endorese Alex."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is an exceptional attorney. Very knowledgeable, and puts his clients interests above all else. Alex's dogged preparation and diligence benefits his clients in innumerable ways."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex and I share office space and through that relationship, I've had the opportunity to work with him on several matters. He is an intelligent, responsive, hard working, ethical attorney with a great deal of trial and courtroom experience from his previous work in the DeKalb County District Attorney's office. Excellent lawyer who is a pleasure to work with on cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Alex is an excellent lawyer that is immediately able to see the bigger picture in a complex matter. I've known Alex since we were both employed by the DeKalb County District Attorney's office. His work ethic is above reproach. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"Alex is a wonderful human being and a great lawyer. I would not hesitate to use him if I ever needed an attorney, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends and clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex cares about guiding his clients through difficult moments in their life and seeing them through to the brightest possible outcome. He does this with compassion and an understanding of not just the legal process, but the emotion process and toll criminal and civil legal matters place on those he serves. I highly recommend him, and would not hesitate to refer any friends or family members to him for legal help."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"Alex is a zealous advocate for his clients and truly cares about getting them the results they deserve. Anyone would be well served to hire Alex to protect their rights as their advocate in the court room."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex Merritt is an accomplished attorney who works very hard for his clients. He is very intelligent and possesses fantastic trial skills. You can't go wrong if you hire him because he will care about you and your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alex fights for his clients and knows how to win cases. He is a tireless advocate and his clients are lucky to have him on their side."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is a tenacious force in the courtroom and has an excellent understanding of the law and how it affects each and every one of us. I would trust Alex with any legal issue of mine if I would ever need one. I have nor hesitation recommending him to anyone."
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Decatur Personal injury Lawyer Alex Richard Merritt
Alex Richard Merritt
Personal injury Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 14 years
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