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Michael C. Merrick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Louisville, KY

Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP
710 West Main Street, 4th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-509-6962
Fax: 502-540-8282
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (50%), Health Care (50%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Kaplan Johnson Abate and Bird LLP, Michael C. Merrick divides his practice between complex business litigation and health care matters. Working out of the firm's office in Louisville, Kentucky, he provides representation to business and individual clients throughout the state. Admitted to practice in Kentucky, Mr. Merrick is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

In his health care practice, Mr. Merrick assists both individual providers as well as institutions in a variety of matters. His experience has included credentialing and licensure issues, Medicare abuse and fraud, Stark Law violations, regulatory compliance, and federal government investigations and audits. He has also prepared and reviewed provider and service contracts, and he has represented clients in administrative hearings. Mr. Merrick's commercial and business litigation background has encompassed contract breaches, business torts, fiduciary duty matters and corporate governance. In addition to his being a forceful courtroom advocate for his clients, his experience in arbitration and mediation often helps them seek an accord on some of these disputes through the use of those alternative dispute resolution matters.

Mr. Merrick has been able to obtain numerous favorable results on behalf of his clients, and his fellow professionals have taken notice of both his successful track record and high degree of ethics, as evidenced by his AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. A 1999 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in English from the University of Notre Dame, he obtained his legal education at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2004.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 50%Health Care
Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements


8 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

About Michael C. Merrick

First Admitted: 2004, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:


  • Leadership Louisville Class of 2018
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale- Hubbell
  • Kentucky Rising Stars 2013, 2014
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers 2015-present

Educational Background

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., Honors: magna cum laude, Major: English, 1999
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Office Location for Michael C. Merrick

710 West Main Street
4th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-509-6962

Fax: 502-540-8282

Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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