Laura Merritt

Experienced litigator, pragmatic advisor

Clients call on Laura Merritt for guidance when facing intellectual property disputes and when business relationships have gone wrong. Described as pragmatic and strategic in her approach, Laura focuses on finding legal solutions suited to her clients' business needs.

With more than a decade of litigation experience, Laura brings a pragmatic approach to intellectual property, business and commercial disputes.  Laura focuses on crafting legal strategies that are suited to her clients' needs, whether that calls for negotiation of an early settlement or involves litigating a case through trial and appellate courts or other forum.


Laura's Related Experience

Company prevails in appeals of securities fraud claims brought by former employees

Represented a privately-held company in two related appeals involving securities fraud claims brought by former employees and the separate legal nature of parent and subsidiary corporations.

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  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law
    • Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Florida, Political Science
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Florida, Journalism

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee


Laura P. Merritt
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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member, Lawyers' Association for Women Marion Griffin Chapter
  • Member, American Bar Association Section of IP Law Young Lawyers Action Group

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Community Involvement

  • Past Steering Committee Member, Young Leaders Society of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville

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