Jerry Merrill is an experienced trial attorney with a practice devoted exclusively to defending individuals accused of crimes. Jerry began his career as a judicial law clerk, where he performed legal research for judges and assisted them in analyzing complex cases. Jerry is also a former prosecutor and handled cases ranging from misdemeanors to high-level felonies, trying numerous cases before juries.
As a defense lawyer, Jerry utilizes his insight into the way judges and prosecutors analyze cases and his trial experience to tirelessly pursue the best result for clients. He also periodically substitutes for judges as a judge pro tem in the Johnson County District Court.
Skilled — Compassionate — Criminal Defense
At the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, Jerry primarily prosecuted domestic violence, juvenile crimes and DUI cases, which require specialized knowledge and skills. Due to the years he has spent handling such cases, Jerry has those skills and the experience necessary to accurately evaluate his clients’ cases to obtain the best possible plea offers or to aggressively pursue a jury trial, if necessary. He approaches every case as if it will go to trial in order to give clients negotiating leverage.
As a solo practitioner, Jerry Merrill’s clients receive individualized attention and hands-on guidance in every aspect of their criminal defense. He has found that this individualized, results-oriented approach leads to better outcomes. At the end of the day, he wants clients to have confidence that they’ve received the best possible outcome.
Schedule a Consultation With Experienced Johnson County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jerry Merrill Today
Contrary to what you are probably feeling right now, an arrest is not the end of the world. The right criminal defense lawyer can help you assert your rights and minimize the impact this ordeal will have on your life. To meet with Jerry Merrill, schedule a consultation online or call 913-381-2085. Located in Overland Park, the firm represents clients throughout the Kansas City metro area.