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Super Lawyers - Craig T. Merritt
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Practice Areas

Individuals and businesses sometimes face high-dollar, high-risk problems that require resolution through trial, appeal, or alternative dispute resolution.

In business litigation, MerrittHill, PLLC help business owners resolve commercial disputes with competitors, suppliers, and customers. The firm also assists with internal disputes over ownership or operational control.  With substantial experience litigating against governmental agencies and serving in professional regulatory roles, MerrittHill, PLLC is equipped to help business clients navigate government investigations and professional liability claims.

With decades of media law experience, MerrittHill PLLC has a deep understanding of freedom of speech, defamation, journalist privilege, freedom of information, and First Amendment issues.  Whether a client has been accused of publishing defamatory statements, is protecting its newsgathering processes, or is seeking access to government or court records, MerrittHill, PLLC has the knowledge and skill to assess the situation and advocate on the client’s behalf.ill MerrittHill assists journalists with pre-publication risk management, advising on intellectual property issues and review of content.

MerrittHill, PLLC has handled intellectual property litigation in federal and state courtrooms throughout Virginia, vindicating the rights of clients facing the infringement of patent, trademark or copyright protections, or the theft of trade secrets. MerrittHill, PLLC often works collaboratively with national law firms as local counsel, leveraging MerrittHill, PLLCs familiarity with Virginia’s state and federal courts for the benefit of out-of-state lead counsel and clients.

MerrittHill, PLLC focuses on (1) the accurate assessment of risks presented by your business litigation, media law, or intellectual property case, (2) the development of strategies, in collaboration with you, aimed at the specific problems presented by the case, and (3) the efficient, cost-effective conduct of proceedings before Virginia federal or state courts or ADR tribunals.

Most business litigation, media law or intellectual property litigation cases, even many high-exposure ones, do not require an army of lawyers. By focusing on the tasks essential to preparing for trial, leveraging technology, and applying client resources to the critical issues, we seek to optimize results and drive value.

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