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Michael J. Merrick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Merrick Law Firm LLC
77 W Wacker Dr, Suite 4500
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-269-0200
Fax: 312-269-0800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

Mr. Merrick, who has over 25 years of employment law experience, founded Merrick Law Firm LLC in 2005 where he is exclusively engaged in the practice of employment law representing executives, professionals, managers, and other employees. He handles matters involving employment agreements, non-competes, severance packages, and the gamut of discrimination and wrongful discharge claims. Mr. Merrick also engages in employment counseling and defense work for small and medium-sized employers in a more responsive and affordable fashion than large firms. He has increasingly devoted a substantial part of his practice to prosecuting ADA, FMLA, and ERISA claims on behalf of employees with disabilities and serious health problems.

Additional Office Location:

Omaha Office

Burlington Place
1004 Farnam Street, Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68102
Direct: (402) 933-4256 | Main: (402) 951-9330 | Fax: (402) 513-6504

About Michael J. Merrick

First Admitted: 1995, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Rated "AV/Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for an attorney's legal ability and ethical standards.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including Trial Bar), the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nebraska state and federal courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association including Illinois and Nebraska Chapters.

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Judicial Law Clerk for Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken, United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 1993

Industry Groups

  • All Private Sector Industries
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Office Location for Michael J. Merrick

77 W Wacker Dr
Suite 4500
Chicago, IL 60601

Last Updated: 8/11/2022

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