S. Lee Merritt, Esq. is a social justice activist and attorney barred to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, federally in Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, and US District Court of the Northern District of Texas.
Attorney Merritt is emerging as an influential new voice in the fight for Civil Rights throughout the country by bringing a passion for social reform and a commitment to speaking out on inequities while practicing law.
Merritt is a Cum Laude graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended law school in Philadelphia, PA at Temple University’s James Beasley School of Law where he received several commendations for trial advocacy as part of the National Trial Team. He was also recognized for his acumen in persuasive writing as an inductee to the Temple Inn of Courts. He began his legal career as an associate of the Cochran Firm before going into private practice.
Attorney Merritt leads a high profile practice with clients involved in international events including the tragic Dallas sniper attacks of July 7, 2016, corporate discrimination cases, viral police brutality matters and several cases associated with the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Attorney Merritt enjoys a reputation for dogmatic determination and ensuring a just outcome for his clients beyond mere monetary compensation.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Merritt worked as a school teacher and basketball coach. Merritt is also a spoken word artist, public speaker, mentor and proud father.
His commitment to social justice is born out of his own experiences and inner city upbringing. Merritt is committed to the reform of the justice system in America and is using his practice to effect lasting change for undeserved and underrepresented communities.