Michael R. Merritt

A fresh approach with creative, innovative ideas and a tenacious attention to service.

Michael R. Merritt

Of Counsel


Licensed to practice in Washington, Idaho and Nevada

Idaho Attorney

Practice Summary

Michael Merritt does primarily litigation work. Michael has developed an eclectic and active litigation practice over the past 25+ years with extensive expertise in all phases of complex litigation in construction, business/commercial, real estate, injury claims, insurance coverage, professional liability, and federal criminal defense. He has tried more than 20 cases to a jury verdict since he began his practice.
Michael has also served commercial real estate developers as litigation and transactional counsel, has served as general counsel to an energy company, and has been named a member of the Federal CJA Criminal Defense Panel.


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1994
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, B.A. Criminal Justice, 1990


  • State of Washington
  • State of Idaho
  • State of Nevada
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Professional Honors/Recognitions:

  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell