Michael C. Merrick

P: (502) 540-2321
F: (502) 585-2207
Michael is a litigator and advisor in the areas of business and fiduciary litigation and health care law. He is a partner and member of the firm's Litigation and Healthcare Practice Groups.

He has spent much of his career helping clients resolve business and fiduciary disputes. He represents clients in litigation and dispute resolution involving breaches of contract or warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, estates and trusts, unfair competition, trade secrets, and enforcement of noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenants. He handles trials, injunction hearings, and appeals in state and federal courts.

Michael also devotes a substantial part of his practice to matters in the healthcare industry. He regularly advises physicians and physician groups regarding a variety of business, ownership, regulatory and employment matters. He has represented health care providers in court proceedings, medical staff proceedings, government investigation and audits, and before licensure boards.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable John G. Heyburn, II, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2004-05 
  • Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court, 2007-08 
  • Kentucky Chapter of Federal Bar Association, Executive Committee 
  • Legal Aid Domestic Violence Advocacy Program 
  • Stage One Family Theatre, Board of Directors, Chairman 


  • Selected for the Kentucky Super Lawyers® List
  • Selected for the Kentucky Rising Stars® List, 2013, 2014
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell