Charles M. Merkel, III

Charles M. Merkel, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Clarksdale, MS

Merkel & Cocke, P.A.
 | 30 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 877-837-8606
Fax: 662-627-3592
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Mr. Merkel has obtained many six and seven figure settlements for individuals who have been injured by medical malpractice and chiropractic malpractice as well as indivduals injured in auto and truck accidents, defective products, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  He also represents farmers who have sustained losses from defective agricultural products and seed.  Representative cases involving the practice of medicine include: failure to diagnose cancer, failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism, failure to diagnose appendicitis, failure to diagnose vascular and neurological injuries, birth injuries, and injuries from defective surgical mesh.  Mr. Merkel has also successfully handled many cases involving chiropractic negligence including those for individuals who have suffered "chiropractic stroke," or strokes which were caused by manipulation of the neck by chiropractors.  

About Charles Merkel, III

Admitted: 1998, Mississippi

Professional Webpage: https://www.merkel-cocke.com/attorneys/charles-m-merkel-iii/

Honors/Awards:

  • , Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • , Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America--Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff, 2014
  • National Trial Lawyers-Top 100, 2016
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2018
  • Medical Malpractice- Plaintiff, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America--Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America--Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff, 2015
  • Ntational Trial Lawyers-Top 100, 2017
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2018
  • Medical Malpractice- Plaintiff, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Top 10% in the USA, Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America--Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America--Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former member of the Board of Governors of Mississippi Association For Justice, formerly Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association.
  • North Mississippi Rural Legal Services--Board of Directors 2013-2019 and 2015-16 Chairman of Fundraising Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Clarksdale Rotary Club Member 2003-2018 
  • Former board member of Aspire of North Delta Mississippi

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Mr. Merkel, a former judicial law clerk for United States District Judge Henry Wingate, has lectured on federal procedure.

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Abraham v. South Group Insurance and Financial Services, LLC--jury verdict for plaintiffs in failure to procure insurance case resulting from losses to plaintiffs following Hurricane Katrina;  numerous six and seven figure settlements in medical malpractice and chiropractic malpractice cases;  eight figure settlement in constuction/personal injury case, 2007
  • Blevins v. Holzhauer, Lowndes County Circuit Court, August 2018, $2.4 million verdict for Plaintiff, 2018

Representative Clients:

  • Individuals injured by medical malpractice, including: failure to diagnose cancer, failure to diagnose appendicitis, failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism, failure to diagnose vascular injury, failure to diagnose neurological injury, stroke caused by chiropractic manipulation, etc. Individuals injured by product defects, including: medical devices, pharmaceuticals, control valves, hunting tree stands, agricultural products, etc. Individuals injured by auto/truck accidents, dangerous premises, farm equipment, etc.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Top 40 Under 40 award from National Trial Lawyers, 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of Mississippi, 1995
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Office Location for Charles M. Merkel, III

30 Delta Avenue
Clarksdale, MS 38614

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Last Updated: 7/3/2020

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