Merryn has extensive experience litigating environmental, employment, and commercial cases for a broad range of industry, commercial, and private clients before administrative, state, and federal tribunals. Specifically, she litigates cost recovery and contribution suits under state and federal environmental laws. Merryn’s practice also involves advising clients with respect to regulatory environmental issues and permitting requirements. When she is not practicing law, Merryn spends time with her family and friends. She is a voracious reader, an enthusiastic world traveler, and an underperforming gardener.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Merryn advises and defends individual and corporate clients in:
- Employment discrimination cases
- Breach of contract cases
- Construction cases
- Other commercial litigation matters
- Washington State Bar Association
- East King County Bar Association
- Admitted: Washington (2004), United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (2006), United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington (2012), Puyallup Tribe (2012), United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2013
Merryn earned her undergraduate degree in political science from Western Washington University. She earned her law degree from Seattle University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and was voted one of two Faculty Scholars by the law school faculty. She received numerous academic awards, including awards for her work in contracts, property, professional responsibility, advanced writing, natural resources, and corporate governance. For two years, Merryn was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills at Seattle University School of Law.
SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS
- “Understanding and Managing Environmental Risks under Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act”
- Two Continuing Legal Education Presentations regarding Legal Writing