Litigation attorney and nationally known practitioner in the area of commercial transportation law, Christopher J. Merrick has joined Flaster Greenberg as a shareholder in its Litigation Department. Merrick will be headquartered in the firm’s West Conshohocken office, primarily focusing his practice on assisting domestic and international transportation carriers and intermediaries in all stages of litigation, including appeals and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to his litigation work, he also brings with him a robust transportation consulting practice where he assists carrier clients with their unique legal needs related to international, interstate, and intrastate transportation and the storage of goods. Prior to joining the firm, Merrick was a name partner at Cohen & Merrick P.C. located in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Merrick is the latest in a series of additions to Flaster Greenberg. Throughout the past 18 months, the firm has experienced a significant uptick in lateral hiring activity, having brought on a total of 23 attorneys since January 2020, expanding strategic practice and geographic areas such as Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Insurance Counseling and Recovery as well as increasing our southern Florida footprint.
“We are pleased to welcome another exceptional attorney to our firm,” said Jordan A. LaVine, Co-Managing Shareholder at Flaster Greenberg. “Chris will be a tremendous asset to our firm as he brings a new sub-specialty to our litigation department. His skillset and insight into niche areas of the law, like transportation, adds depth to our existing practices and we feel there’s a real synergy between Chris’s transportation practice and the firm’s full-suite of other services.”
“Flaster Greenberg’s excellent reputation and strength across multiple practice areas provides an exciting opportunity for me and especially my clients,” said Merrick. “I’m really looking forward to joining such a dynamic team of attorneys.”
Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Merrick received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2008 and his B.S. from Appalachian State University in 2003. A longtime member of the National Conference of Freight Counsel and the Villanova Law School J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court, he previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Lynne A. Sitarski of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and also served as a Special Deputy Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Section of the New Jersey Attorney General’s office.