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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||04/01/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Extraordinary Minority Attorney||Texas Lawyer||2015|
|Owner||Law office of Tahira Khan Merritt||1997 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office Of Windle Turley, PC||1990 - 1997|
|Assistant Attorney General||Attorney General Texas||1989 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Women Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|Bar Associaton of the Fifth Circuit||member||2010 - Present|
|National Crime Victims Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1999 - Present|
|Dallas Women Lawyers Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Dallas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Dallas Asian-American Bar Association||member||1997 - Present|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association||member||1990 - Present|
|National Crime Victims Bar Association||Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Texas||2014|
|Baylor University||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Plan II||BA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors||1985|
|Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Texas||Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Texas||2014|
Posted by Shelly
Tahira worked tirelessly on my case against the Fort Worth Dioceses and was willing to do whatever it took to get the information and case into the forefront of the justice system!! She has the knowledge and the gusto to go after the "big" fish so to speak and is unwilling to let the plantiff off easily!! Would hire her again in a heartbeat!!
Posted by Betty
Tahira handled my child abuse case and did an excellent job. The abuse had taken place over 20 years prior. She is a caring attorney who will not allow you to be re-victimized. Thank you Tahira, for what you did for me and continue to do for others.
Posted by Paul
Tahira Merritt had the utmost professionalism in dealing with my case. I had a secret for 25 years and decided it was time to face my Goliath, past sexual abuse by a catholic priest. This sin is toxic and had permeated all my relationships and caused severe health problems. After doing some research, Tahira's name kept coming up.
I found her level of professionalism and capacity to identify with abuse survivors to be key to my continued recovery to this day. She has had significant experience in helping abuse survivors like me navigate the process--not a trivial matter as the system isn't much in our favor. Additionally, she is skilled in navigating the tactics of the diocese of dallas (and other dioceses for that matter) and the catholic church, whose actions further victimize a survivor during this process. Make no mistake, no one should do this on their own or confront abusers by themselves. Contrary to what is said in the papers and on TV about how the church "hurts for victims of abuse", they use every tactic to further demean abuse victims. You need someone who knows what they will do and anticipate their next move.
I would highly recommend Tahira as counsel to anyone that is in need of help with a sexual abuse case.