Derek S. Merman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

The Merman Law Firm, P.C.
 | 743 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-351-0679
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Derek S. Merman is the founder and managing partner of the Merman Law Firm, P.C., in Houston, Texas. At the firm, which he established in 2007, Mr. Merman devotes his time and resources to helping innocent accident victims and families recover the compensation and benefits they need after suffering an injury or loss caused by another party's negligence or wrongdoing.

Focusing solely on personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Merman provides compassionate and personalized representation to those adversely affected by automobile and truck accidents, defective products, industrial and construction accidents, maritime accidents, injuries caused by excessive force, and other acts of carelessness or negligence.

A 1998 graduate of Baylor University, Mr. Merman attended the University of Houston Law Center, where he obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2004. That same year, the State Bar of Texas admitted him to practice. In 2015, The Iowa State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

A consummate professional, Mr. Merman remains active in several professional legal organizations, including the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, he holds memberships with the American Bar Association, The Maritime Law Association of the United States and The National Trial Lawyers, among several others.

As a personal injury attorney, Mr. Merman has recovered substantial settlements and awards on behalf of his clients. Of note, he secured a verdict in excess of $16 million in a civil rights case, which is the largest verdict ever awarded for such a case in Texas.

In recognition of his exceptional service and high ethical standards, Mr. Merman has received several awards and honors throughout his career. He holds a "Superb" rating from Avvo and an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009, 2013 - 2014

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About Derek Merman

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://mermanlawfirm.com/derek-merman-2/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Iowa
  • Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Houston Bar Association, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Maritime Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas State Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Educational Background:

  • Baylor University, B.S. in Biology, 1998
Office Location for Derek S. Merman

743 West 18th Street
Houston, TX 77008

Phone: 713-351-0679

 

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Last Updated: 8/23/2017

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