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Edward Armfield Merrell III

Litigation Attorney at Hoover, AL

5.0   8 reviews

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    45%
    This area includes litigation in Civil Law, Family Law and Criminal Law

    9 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    This area is typical of traffic tickets. Misdemeanors and felony are included in Litigation.

    9 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Uncontested Divorces *does not include litigation which is included elsewhere

    9 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Drafting and disputing contracts

    9 years

  5. Appeals
    5%
    Civil Court of Appeals in Montgomery including 2 appeals to the Supreme Court of Alabama.

    9 years, 9 cases

Managing Attorney Edward A. Merrell: 


Mr. Merrell focuses his practice areas in civil litigation trials, property insurance law and trial work in domestic relations and criminal law. He has helped resolve matters worth hundreds of thousands of dollars for firm clients.  In 2018, Mr. Merrell was named one of Birmingham Magizines Top Civil Litigators.  ABC33/40 called him a "legal expert" during an on air interview regarding DNA.  In 2016, due to the number of hours of volunteer service, the Merrell Law Firm was the Birmingham Bar Associations Small firm of the Year. 

Background: Mr. Merrell's work history prior to becoming an attorney includes nearly 10 years in the criminal justice system working as a police officer, detention officer, and instructor.  He has over 8 years’ experience in the insurance industry working claims.  He has almost 10 years’ experience working with youth at the YMCA.  He was a member of the Birmingham School of Law's honor society, graduating as the organization's treasurer and also served as special prosecutor on the honor court.  He served a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for over 13 years where he was a staff officer, instructor, and crew member.   Mr. Merrell spends all of his time outside of the office with his family, especially his daughter.  He is an avid Golfer and enjoys history, Gettysburg and Williamsburg especially.  

Member: Bar of the State of Alabama
American Bar Association

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Licensed for 9 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/11/2022

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

Contact Edward

Merrell Law Firm, LLC
101 Riverchase Pkwy East
Hoover, AL, 35244

Reviews

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Posted by RB | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Knowledge
In such a hard and trying time, Attorney Merrell made my situation as light and understanding as possible. His knowledge of family/domestic law is refreshing. I have been and am grateful to have him as attorney
Posted by Mitch | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Ed Merrell helped me with a family law situation. He's extremely knowledgeable. He also genuinely cares about his clients!
Posted by Tony Pruitt | January 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome person/Awesome Attorney!!!!
Very Proactive Attorney. Super nice guy! Mr . Merrell makes your problem his problem. I'm very grateful for Edward Merrell and all he has done for my family.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Harassing neighbor that assaulted me and continues to harass and call us names when we come out in our yard.
Mr. Merrell was very helpful in advising me as what I should do when it comes to my neighbor that is a bipolar psycho witch. She thinks I have no right to come outside and enjoy sitting around our firepit at night. She harasses us to no end, calling us names and threatening to slap me up side of the head, which she did hit me with a child's toy truck,cutting my hand ,drawing blood. She is mean and crazy and showed she will hurt me.
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Posted by Diane | October 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients.
I would highly recommend Mr. Merrell for ANY legal needs you may have. If it is not in his area of practice, he will steer you in the right direction and you will not feel like you are being passed off to someone else. Mr. Merrell is very knowledgeable and he is also a very nice man, he will take his time to explain to you the process and the options that are available to you. He also will let you know what to expect and what not to expect. He goes above and beyond any other lawyers I have ever meet in making sure that his client is informed and understands fully the case. I hired The Merrell Law Firm on a Custody hearing and also on an appeal to the Court of Civil Appeals. Mr. Merrell did everything within his power to make this process as unstressfull on me as possible. I do not know of any lawyer other than Mr. Merrell who would take his time to personally talk to me on several different occasions for anywhere from 30 minutes to 50 minutes answering my questions and reassuring me about the case. Mr. Merrell is a rare commodity in the law field, he is a dying breed, both a learned professional and a truly caring gentleman. If you want the BEST, hire Edward Merrell, period!
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Posted by Angelene | October 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Ethical and effective service
The Merrill Law Firm has provided me with affordable and effective legal services on several occasions. I am especially impressed by their prompt response time to my communications with them. Mr.Merrill and his associates are knowledgeable, compassionate and able to explain even the most complex legal issues in layman's terms.They simplify even the most frustrating circumstances, giving you immediate relief. I highly recommend their services.
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Posted by Kim | October 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney, Great Person
Mr. Merrell has handled a few legal matters for me and he provided prompt and excellent service. Couldn't have asked for better representation!
Posted by Aley | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lease contract
Mr. Merrell assisted me with fine tuning my personal property lease contract His extensive knowledge of the law ensured that my lease contract did not conflict with any state and/or local laws, which helps protect me as a landlord. I highly recommend The Merrell Law Firm and Mr. Merrell, in particular, for all your legal needs.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-35%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Merrell Law Firm, LLC
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • Birmingham School of Law (Birmingham, AL)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • C.O. v. Jefferson County Department of Human, 2140752, 2140756 Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
  • Affirmed the lower court ruling

Associations

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 2018 - Present
  • Just Keep Smiling
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Community Education Committee
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Committee member Crisis Relief Committee
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Law School & Legal Education Task Force Alabama State Bar
  • Committee Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Sigma Delta Kappa
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
  • United State Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Staff Officer
  • 2002 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Listed
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2018
  • Mid-South Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Small Firm of the Year
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Appreciation for service as Prosecutor Honor Court
  • Sigma Delta Kappa of the Birmingham School of Law
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Keeping it real
  • Budgeting expenses
  • 2018
  • Indian Springs School
  • Appeals court and the process from filing to decision
  • 2017
  • Birmingham School of Law Ethics classes
  • Alabama Rues of Professional conduct Rule 3.6
  • 2017
  • Brown Mackie College
  • 3 branches of government
  • 2016
  • Fortis College
  • Business Formation
  • 2015
  • Brown Mackie
  • Search & Seizure and gun control
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (30)
Family Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Edward. He is a tough attorney but one that I respect. He fights for his clients and works hard to get them the best outcome possible."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Edward is a dedicated advocate for his clients and works long hours to serve them."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edward is a tireless and fierce advocate who always puts his client's needs first. He's a bulldog for his clients and I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ed was opposing counsel in a business dispute matter in Jefferson County, Alabama. Ed was a persistent advocate for his client but also maintained a level of professionalism to all lawyers during this matter."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Merrill is a smart, honest and experienced attorney who fights for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Merrell for a few years. I would highly recommend him. He is knowledgeable and passionate about his craft. He takes the time to understand his clients and always represents them to the best of his ability."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Merrell is a remarkable, knowledgeable and efficient lawyer. He truly advocates for his clients while turning over every stone to get them the best results to win their case! Attorney Murrell has been colleague of mine for years and is definitely an awesome lawyer!!"
Business Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed is a caring attorney that will fight for his clients."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a wonderful leader, and a highly skilled attorney."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His integrity is impeccable and his knowledge of all areas of the law is extensive, as are his trial and litigation skills."
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Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
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Bankruptcy and debt
Medical malpractice
Corporate and incorporation
Bankruptcy and debt
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