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Jeralyn Elise Merritt

Jeralyn Elise Merritt


Federal Crimes and Drug Crimes Lawyer
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Law Office of Jeralyn E Merritt
Denver, CO

About Jeralyn Elise Merritt

Attorney 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.


Practice Areas

 
Federal Crimes (34%)
 
Drug Crimes (33%)
 
White Collar Crime (33%)

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Bar Licenses

Colorado State Bar
Colorado
Member in Good Standing
1974

New York State Bar
New York
Member in Good Standing
1981

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Work Experience

Attorney at Law
19742013

Education

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Juris Doctorate
1973

Associations

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Member
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
20102013

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
1994

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Treasurer,
Sec'y,
Board of Directors,
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1994

American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Fellow,
Past Member of Board of Governors
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
1994

Founding Member,
Current Member
Faculty of Federal Advocates (Colorado)
1997

Member,
CJS Governing Council (2000-2004)
American Bar Ass'n Criminal Justice Section
19742013

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Awards & Recognitions

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Recipient -
Marshall Stern Legislative Achievement Award
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1995

Recipient -
Al Horn Memorial Award
NORML Legal Committee
2008

Denver University College of Law (2003-2006)
2006

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

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Colorado Supreme Court Information -

Jeralyn Elise Merritt - Attorney information with the Colorado Supreme Court - Find more information about Jeralyn Elise Merritt on the Colorado Supreme Court website, including status and disciplinary history.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Colorado Criminal Defense Bar -

The CCDB provides support and training to criminal defense attorneys and advocates to protect the rights of the accused.


American Board of Criminal Lawyers -

Founded in 1978, the ABCL is an invitation-only honorary society for many of the top criminal defense lawyers throughout the United States.


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.



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