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Registred for fifty three years

Law Office: Charles M. Merkel, Jr.

For extra than 40 years, Mr. Merkel has individually added extra than 400 jury shows inside the representation of personal damage sufferers whose instances concerned complicated medical and technical damage mechanisms and causation problems.

After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law in June 1966, Mr. Merkel usual an appointment below the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program and served for 4 years in the tax division of the Department of Justice in money back trial section, trying tax refund instances in the U.S. District Courts over a 5-country vicinity. In October 1970, Mr. Merkel back to his native Mississippi, accepting a position with the corporation of Sullivan, Dunbar…

For greater than 40 years, Mr. Merkel has personally added extra than four hundred jury presentations within the representation of personal injury sufferers whose cases concerned complex medical and technical harm mechanisms and causation issues.

After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law in June 1966, Mr. Merkel widespread an appointment under the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program and served for 4 years inside the tax department of the Department of Justice in a refund trial section, trying tax refund instances within the U.S. District Courts over a five-country area. In October 1970, Mr. Merkel lower back to his native Mississippi, accepting a role with the organization of Sullivan, Dunbar & Smith. In 1973, he was concerned inside the formation of the corporation of Holcomb, Dunbar, Connell & Merkel, in which he became involved more often than not in litigation till the spring of 1982, whilst Mr. Merkel and Mr. Cocke formed Merkel & Cocke, P.A. for the reason of coping with complicated plaintiff’s litigation with emphasis in medical malpractice, product legal responsibility, toxic torts, drug reactions, brain damage cases, and in preferred, all catastrophic non-public injury instances.

Mr. Merkel has acquired multiple jury awards starting from $1 million to $20 million, and plenty of more million-dollar settlements. He is active in trial legal professional sports and is a common lecturer on trial approach and advocacy, performing at seminars subsidized by way of the Mississippi State Bar, Mississippi Association for Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates, and others.

Mr. Merkel, a former college baseball player at Ole Miss, is a sports activities enthusiast and lifelong Ole Miss and NY Yankees fan. He enjoys playing golf and travelling along with his spouse and kids, and is an avid duck hunter and outdoorsman.

References

- First National Bank, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Professional Associations and Memberships

- International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member, 2012 – Present

- American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 1983 – Present

-- President, 1989-1990 and 2009-2010

- American Association for Justice, Member, 1982 – Present

- Mississippi Association for Justice, Member, 1982 – Present

-- Secretary, 1984 – 1985, and 1986 – 1987

- Mississippi Bar Association, Member, 1991 – Present

- American College of Trial Lawyers, Member, 1991 – Present

- International Society of Primerus Law Offices, Member, Present

Honors and Awards

- Super Lawyers, 2006 – present

- Best Lawyers in America, 1989– present

-- Lawyer of the 12 months, 2012

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Fraternities/Sororities

- Sigma Chi

- Phi Delta Phi
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. Attorneys At Law

Practise Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Explosions
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Toxic Torts
  • United States Income and Estate Tax Litigation
Law Firm Position

Member

Admission Info

Admitted in 1966, Mississippi
1969, United States Supreme Court
1969, United States Tax Court
1970, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1970, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
1970, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
1970, United States Court of Federal Claims

Payment Type

Free consulting carrier
Fixed hourly rates
Fixed costs to be had

Start at the Faculty of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

Class of 1970
LL.M.
Taxation

University of Mississippi School of Law
Class of 1966
J.D.
magna cum laude, Honors: second in Class

University Attended

University of Mississippi
Class of 1964
B.A.
magna cum laude

Birth Date and City

Born in 1941
Nashville, Tennessee, November 2, 1941

Associations & Memberships
Coahoma County and American Bar Associations
Mississippi State Bar
Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1982—
Chairman, Professional Negligence Section, 1982-1983
Secretary, 1984-1985 and 1986-1987)
American Board of Trial Advocates (Treasurer, 1987-1988
Vice President, 1988-1989
President, 1989-1990)
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American College of Trial Lawyers.
Bar Fellowship
Mississippi Bar Foundation.

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Clarksdale

30 Delta Avenue
P.O. Box 1388
Clarksdale, MS  38614
U.S.A.
Clarksdale