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Jeralyn Elise Merritt

303-837-1837
Jeralyn Elise Merritt
Law Office of Jeralyn E Merritt
600 17th St Suite 2800-S
Denver, CO 80202
www.jmerrittlawoffice.com
Phone: 303-837-1837
American Board of Criminal Lawyers

American Board of Criminal Lawyers

Jeralyn Elise Merritt

Fellow,
Past Member of Board of Governors

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Jeralyn Elise Merritt

Treasurer,
Sec'y,
Board of Directors,
Life Member

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Jeralyn Elise Merritt

Member

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Jeralyn Elise Merritt

Member,
Legal Committee

Marshall Stern Legislative Achievement Award
Marshall Stern Legislative Achievement Award

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Jeralyn Elise Merritt

1995 Recipient -
Marshall Stern Legislative Achievement Award

Al Horn Memorial Award
Al Horn Memorial Award

NORML Legal Committee

Jeralyn Elise Merritt

2008 Recipient -
Al Horn Memorial Award

About Jeralyn Elise Merritt

Passionate attorney protecting clients’ rights for more than 35 years. Since 1974, the Law Office of Jeralyn E. Merritt has been successfully defending individuals and businesses accused of serious federal and state drug offenses and white collar and financial crimes and handling related forfeiture proceedings. Jeralyn E. Merritt is a nationally renowned criminal defense attorney with more than ... read more »

Biography

Passionate attorney protecting clients’ rights for more than 35 years.

Since 1974, the Law Office of Jeralyn E. Merritt has been successfully defending individuals and businesses accused of serious federal and state drug offenses and white collar and financial crimes and handling related forfeiture proceedings.

Jeralyn E. Merritt is a nationally renowned criminal defense attorney with more than 35 years of experience in Colorado and in courts throughout the country. As a lawyer who is consistently on the cutting edge of innovative trial strategies and defenses, she is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars and is a well-known national cable news legal analyst.

She has a proven track record of passionately and effectively upholding her clients’ Constitutional rights. The Law Office of Jeralyn E. Merritt aggressively represents clients at all stages of criminal actions, including pre-indictment, grand jury, trial, appeal and post-conviction proceedings.

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Contact Information

Jeralyn Elise Merritt -
Law Office of Jeralyn E Merritt
600 17th St Suite 2800-S
Denver, CO 80202
www.jmerrittlawoffice.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 303-837-1837
  • Fax: 303-832-6801

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Federal Crimes34.00%
Drug Crimes33.00%
White Collar Crime33.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
New York Member in Good Standing 1981
Colorado Member in Good Standing 1974

Work Experience

Position Duration
Attorney at Law 19742013

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of Denver College of Law Law Juris Doctorate 1973

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member Colorado Criminal Defense Bar 20102013
Founding Member,
Current Member
Faculty of Federal Advocates (Colorado) 1997 – present
Fellow,
Past Member of Board of Governors
American Board of Criminal Lawyers 1994 – present
Treasurer,
Sec'y,
Board of Directors,
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1994 – present
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 1994 – present
Member,
CJS Governing Council (2000-2004)
American Bar Ass'n Criminal Justice Section 19742013

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Recipient -
Al Horn Memorial Award
NORML Legal Committee 2008
Lecturer At Law,
Criminal Trial Techiques and Wrongful Convictions
Denver University College of Law (2003-2006) 2006
Recipient -
Marshall Stern Legislative Achievement Award
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1995

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Testified Before Congress on Marijuana Laws House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime 1996
Testified Before U.S. Sentencing Commission on Drug Guidelines Sentencing Commission hearing in in Denver, Colorado 1996
more than 100 names available upon request ---
Frequent Cable News Legal Analyst , 12 years, 1996-2008, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Local News1996-2008 ---

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Publications and Articles

USA Patriot Act of 2001: An Analysis, Co-Author

Published 2002

Publisher: Lexis Nexis

Legislative Column, The Champion

Published 2001

Publisher: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Monthly Column on Legislative Affairs 1994 - 2001