The Merman Law Firm strives for excellence with every client we represent. Mr. Merman is not afraid to take cases to trial if that is what is necessary to maximize recovery for his clients. As a result, he has been recognized as one of the outstanding trial lawyers in Texas and has received several awards and recognition for his exceptional accomplishments.
The awards and achievements for the Merman Law Firm demonstrate Mr. Merman’s excellence in trial and personal injury law:
- Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40 – The National Trial Lawyers Association. 2012-present
In 2012, Mr. Merman was selected as one of the top 40 lawyers under 40 in Texas by the Nation Trial Lawyers Association. “Membership into the Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership as a young trial lawyer.” Mr. Merman was one of only forty trial lawyers from the State of Texas chosen for membership in this exclusive and austere group of exceptional lawyers. http://40under40.thenationaltriallawyers.org/
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas – The National Trial Lawyers Association. 2009-present
The National Trial Lawyers is a national organization composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. Mr. Merman was first selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Texas in 2009 and has remained a member of this exclusive group for four years and counting.
- Top Young Lawyers in Texas – Superlawyers/Texas Monthly Magazine 2009
Mr. Merman was selected for inclusion in the 2009 Rising Stars edition of the Superlawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
- Largest Individual Civil Rights Verdict in Texas History – January 2011
Mr. Merman and his Co-Counsel, Robert Luke, won an unprecedented $16,050,000 verdict in the Federal District Court in Beaumont, Texas in 2011. The verdict was more than four-times the verdict rendered in the Rodney King assault and is the largest reported civil-rights verdict in Texas to date.
- Top Verdicts in Texas – 2011
Mr. Merman’s civil rights case was selected for inclusion in the top 100 verdicts in Texas for the year 2011. The verdict was in excess of $15Million. Given that Mr. Merman was co-lead in another trial in 2012 that resulted in another verdict over $10Million, there is a good chance he will be a regular on this exclusive list.