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Most of my clients are independent business people.  Some have been real estate brokers, construction  contractors, dentists, psychiatrists, chiropractors.  Some have  owned and operated gas stations and beauty salons.  Others have included an inventor of cocktails for diabetics, a manufacturer of golf clubs, and a promoter of golf tournaments. 


Most of these clients needrd contracts to be drafted and negotiated.  Some required enforcement through mediation, arbitration or the court system.  Others needed a business entity formed to protect their personal assets.    


My experience includes more than 30  years as a practicing lawyer in San Diego County, and more than 20 years in business, including owning and operating a retail electronics store, service station and tire store.


You can put my business and legal experience to work for you.  Give me a call or send me an email to set up a free, half-hour consultation.  If you have a business problem, I know I can help find a solution. 



Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
    21 years, 120 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    39 years, 500 cases
  3. Contracts: 25%
    39 years, 400 cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (15-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law Office of N. Munro Merrick

15022 Paso Del Sol
Del Mar, CA, 92014-4117

Merrick Law Office

15022 Paso del Sol
Del Mar, CA, 92014-4117



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV ratedMartindale Hubell2014
Judge Pro TemSan Diego Superior Court2000
Civil Settlement OfficerSan Diego Superior Court2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMerrick Law Office1977 - Present
PresidentSolana Tire Company, Inc.1975 - 1978
Owner-ManagerValle-Five Texaco1970 - 1975
Market Research Managr, Product ManagerSpin Physics, Inc.1967 - 1970
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego North County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Minehart v. Prisma Construction et alWon judgment at trial,and appeal, awarded attorney fees.
Hendricks v. OllerSettled day before trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Oxford UniversityPhilosophy, Politics, EconomicsMA - Masters1953
Stanford UniversityInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1949