Derek Merman is the National Food Poisoning Lawyer

Derek Merman focuses on cases that involve important social issues, serious injuries and negligent corporations.  Food poisoning, because of its pervasive nature, is one of the social issues The Merman Law Firm has chosen to champion – Derek Merman is on his way to becoming the Houston food poisoning lawyer for consumers in the Houston area.  The Merman Law Firm recognizes that the best way to effect social change (ie. make food manufacturers and distributors accountable for their negligence) is by actively and aggressively pursuing litigation on behalf of innocent consumers victimized by food borne illnesses.  Legislation only gets us so far and products that have been recalled have already been caught by the only governmental agency charged with ensuring food safety, the FDA.  The offending companies have already broken the law, but the penalties are not strong enough to deter others from cutting corners handling our food.  Through litigation we bring the issue to the doorstep of those that have the power to correct the problem – the food manufacturers.

Experience and Education – The Houston Food Poisoning Lawyer

Derek Merman graduated from Baylor University in 1998 with a B.S. in Biology.  Mr. Merman focused his study on the effects of viruses, bacteria, and heavy metals on plants and the environment.  Baylor University consistently ranks in the top 100 univeristies in the world for scientific study.  Mr. Merman excelled in his undergraduate studies and was offered a full scholarship for a master’s degree in biological sciences at Colorado State University.  Mr. Merman chose to focus his talents and attention on the law as the best way to affect positive social and environmental change.  Mr. Merman is intimately familiar with the proper process for raising and packaging food for sale and distribution.  His biology background gives Mr. Merman the edge to become the Houston Food Poisoning Laywer.

He attended law school at the University of Houston Law Center where he graduated cum laude in 2004.  As a practicing lawyer, Mr. Merman has been lead attorney on more than a dozen trials and has won two verdicts in excess of $10,000,000.  He was named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Texas for six straight years (2007-present) and was recently named one of the top 40 trial lawyers under 40 years old.

Mr. Merman has helped his clients recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements during his career.  Damages depend on the facts of the case, but in every circumstance, Derek endeavors to achieve high settlements and verdicts for each and every client.

Derek is licensed to practice law before every state court in Texas and the Eastern, Northern and Southern Federal District Courts of Texas. He is also licensed to to practice before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and has a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Merman Law Firm accepts all types of food poisoning cases related to widespread outbreaks nationwide.