Company: Law Offices of Tony C. Merry LLC
Location: Worthington, Ohio, United States
Tony C. Merry, Owner of Law Offices of Tony C. Merry LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of appeals.
With almost 50 years of professional experience to his credit, Mr. Merry originally worked in education before getting involved in the South Dakota state government. He worked directly for the governor, who recommended that he attend law school. Already possessing a Bachelor of Arts from Sioux Falls College, Mr. Merry graduated, cum laude, from Harvard University with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1989. He began his professional career as an assistant executive director at the South Dakota Municipal League before becoming a deputy state auditor from 1979 to 1981.
In 1981 until 1983, Mr. Merry acted as the commissioner of the state planning agency before taking on the role of chief of staff for the governor from 1983 to 1987. After completing law school, he worked as an associate at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, before becoming a partner at the Benefits Department Law Firm in 1993. Mr. Merry owned and operated a private practice from 1994 to 1995 before accepting the position of a partner with McCarthy, Palmer, Volkema, Boyd and Thomas for the following year. Currently, he is a member of the Law Offices of Tony C. Merry LLC.
Mr. Merry has been certified to practice law by the Ohio State Bar Association, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the sixth circuit. He is most proud of his appellate work in the court of appeals, representing plaintiffs in cases that are brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), for which he is one of the few lawyers in the United States to handle. To this day, his work is the appeals court is considered precedent and to those entering the field, he advises them to read as much and they can and write. In recognition of his success, Mr. Merry has been featured in the ninth and fifteenth edition of Who’s Who in American Law.
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