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Richard L. Merpi, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Englewood, CO

Goodspeed Merrill LLP
9605 S Kingston Ct, Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 720-473-7644
Fax: 720-473-7647
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2018
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Business, Constitutional Law, Entertainment & Sports
Attorney Profile

Rick Merpi is a commercial litigator who achieves wins for his clients through final judgments, aggressive motion practice, and negotiation and settlement. After nearly a decade of representing Fortune 500 companies, attorneys general, professionals, small local businesses, and closely held corporations, Rick understands the importance of producing results that protect his clients, save them money, and get them back to business.

Rick concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract, supply chain disputes, trade secrets claims, shareholder litigation, construction defects, professional liability, and constitutional takings litigation. Rick won a three- week arbitration, successfully defending an auto parts supplier against an $80 million trade secrets counterclaim and obtaining a six figure award on his client's claim. He successfully defended a Chinese auto-maker against a nine-figure federal contract lawsuit. He successfully appealed to the Sixth Circuit on his client's constitutional takings claim, after which he negotiated a $2.5 million settlement in his client's favor. Rick has won two Colorado bench trials in professional negligence cases against his clients.

Rick was named a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2021. Rick received his JD, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 2011, where he was a Dean's Scholar, Senior Articles Editor of the Wayne Law Review, coach and competitor on the Wayne State Moot Court Team, and board member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Prior to law school, Rick pursued an acting career in New York, particularly in musical theatre, and performed in regional theatres around the country.

In addition to his legal practice, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, golfing, skiing, singing, and playing his piano and guitar.

About Richard L. Merpi, II

First Admitted: 2011, Michigan

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Industry Groups

  • Closely Held Corporations
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain
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Office Location for Richard L. Merpi, II

9605 S Kingston Ct
Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80112

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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