Edward A. Merrell, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Merrell Law Firm, LLC
 | 101 Riverchase Parkway East, Birmingham, AL 35244
Phone: 205-874-9697
Fax: 205-453-7184
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (40%),
  • General Litigation (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Edward A. Merrell III is the managing partner of Merrell Law Firm, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Merrell practices criminal law as well as civil litigation, handling matters in the areas of contracts, family law and insurance law. He serves clients in Hoover and the Birmingham, Alabama region including Jefferson, Shelby and St Clair Counties.  He holds a “Lead Counsel” rating in civil litigation and family law.  Mr. Merrell also enjoys handling Civil Appeals to the Court of Civil Appeals in Montgomery.  In addition, Birmingham magazine named him one of the “top attorneys” in 2018 and the Birmingham Bar Association awarded him the pro bono small firm of the year award in 2016.

In addition to managing his law practice, Mr. Merrell lectures for various classes and seminars. Topics he has spoken on over the years include business formation, the three branches of government and mental health in justice.

Active in various professional organizations, Mr. Merrell is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. He also belongs to the Birmingham Bar Association and is a member of the association’s crisis relief committee. 

Mr. Merrell earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Alabama. He received his law degree from Birmingham School of Law. While attending law school, he served as treasurer of law school’s honor society. He obtained his license to practice law in 2013, which made him eligible to appear before all Alabama state courts.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Family Law
  • 40%General Litigation
  • 20%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Litigation, Criminal Law, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

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About Edward Merrell, III

Admitted: 2013, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.merrelllawfirm.com/About/Edward-A-Merrell.shtml


  • “Lead Counsel Rated” in Civil Litigation and Family Law
  • Top Attorney - Civil Litigation, 2018 - Present
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2018 - Present
  • Our firm was honored by the Birmingham Bar association as the 2016 Probono Small firm of the year, Pro Bono Small Firm of the year, Birmingham Bar Association, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Alabama Association for Justice, Member
  • Alabama Bar Association, Member
  • Committee member Crisis Relief Committee Birmingham Bar Association, 2016
  • Committee Member Law School & Legal Education Task Force, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Birmingham Bar Association Pro Bono Small Firm of the Year, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 3 branches of government Brown Mackie College 2016, Business Formation Fortis College 2015, Search & Seizure and gun control Brown Mackie 2015, Guest Lecturer, Brown Mackie College And Fortis College, 2015
  • Program Advisory Committee, ITT Technical Institute, Member
  • Program Advisory Committee, Brown Mackie College, Member
  • Fortis College “Business Formation”, 2016, Speaker
  • Peyton Pruitt Rally “Mental Health in Justice” 2016, Speaker

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Birmingham Magazine Top Attorney in Civil Litigation, 2018

Educational Background:

  • University of Alabama, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Major: Criminal Justice
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Office Location for Edward A. Merrell, III

101 Riverchase Parkway East
Birmingham, AL 35244

Phone: 205-874-9697

Fax: 205-453-7184

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Last Updated: 6/11/2021

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