Awards and Notable Achievements

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.  2007-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 2009/2012

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; #15 overall and #1 for Civil Rights

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.

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:

  •  SuperLawyers – 2016, 2015, 2014
    Using a patented processes, SuperLawyers researches attorneys that have attained certain honors, results and peer-recognition and nominates the top five percent for inclusion in the exclusive list of “SuperLawyers.”  These candidates are then thoroughly reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel to assure that they possess the types of skills, experience and results to warrant inclusion in the exclusive group of Super Lawyers in Texas.  Mr. Merman was selected to this group the first year he was eligible.
  • NAOPIA “Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award” – 2013
    The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys “is an organization devoted to recognizing the top Personal Injury attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NAOPIA awards the best Personal Injury attorneys in each state with our most prestigious honor of being named “TOP 10″. The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make our list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of Personal Injury.” Mr. Merman was selected to this prestigious group in 2013 and remains one of the top 10 attorneys under 40 in Texas.
  • Rising stars 2009/2013/2014Top Young Lawyers in Texas – Superlawyers/Texas Monthly Magazine
    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, only 5% of attorneys are selected.
  • Top Verdicts – 2012 Roye v. DuPont
    Many attorneys go their entire careers without winning a single verdict over $10,000,00; Mr. Merman did it in consecutive years.  The opportunity to win a verdict of that size depends on the facts of the case and does not come around very often.  Every time Mr. Merman has had the opportunity to demand more than $10,000,000 from a jury he has been successful.
  • 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 National 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, 2013
    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.

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