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We represents victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse.Tahira Khan Merritt represents victims of sexual abuse in civil cases against institutionsLitigating civil cases on behalf of rape victims against institutions.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||02/26/2017|
|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 Joe
Tahira supported me through the entire process. I felt like a person and not just a client. She was very understanding and great at explaining the process and describing what to expect. Tahira was ten times the counselor I expected and helped me get a settlement more than twice what I thought I was going to recieve.
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.
Posted by anonymous
Tahira and her staff made me feel very comfortable talking to them about my abuse case, she was very caring and concerned for me. i was totally not ready for any of the things that i experienced, tahira helped through all of the issues and had made me feel ok with myself, i cannot thank them enough for all their hard work and dedication to my case, i was very glad i got to meet her and her staff . i would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great laywer who cares about you and not just the case