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Our attorneys have the skills, experience and dedication needed to help families, individuals & businesses make smart, informed legal decisions in Alabama.

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Strong Defense Strategies To Protect Your Future

There are a lot of reasons you might need a lawyer. You might be going through a divorce or some other family law dispute. You might need to file a claim over personal injury or a property problem. If you are starting a business, you may need a lawyer’s help in setting up your business according to sound legal principles.

And, of course, if you have been charged with a crime — whether it’s a routine traffic violation or a serious felony — you need the help of a skilled defense attorney.

Whatever legal issues you are facing, you need lawyers with the qualifications and skills to help you. What’s more, you need someone with whom you feel comfortable sharing personal and financial information.

At the Merrell Law Firm, LLC, we work hard to earn your trust in a variety of legal areas. When you are our client, we are committed to protecting your rights and helping you reach your legal goals.

Our Practice Areas

Criminal Charges

Criminal Charges

Defending you from traffic offenses, property crimes, drug charges and more.

Homeowner's Insurance

Homeowner’s Insurance

Helping homeowners file insurance claims & recover fair compensation for damages.

Family Law

Family Law

Fighting for your best interests in divorce, child custody, child support and other matters.

Business Litigation

Business Litigation

Resolving potentially costly business disputes, breaches of contract, property liens and more.

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Skilled litigators handling matters involving construction, insurance, personal injury and more.



Mediation offers parties an opportunity to resolve their differences.

Meet Our Attorneys

Julie A. Palmer
Judge, Attorney

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Gretchen Thomas
Part Time Associate

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Skilled Team Of Lawyers Working For You

The Merrell Law Firm, LLC, is made up of a team of lawyers, each of whom concentrates on specific areas of the law, including criminal defense, family law, insurance, business planning and more.

Combining our skills, we are able to provide excellent representation for clients in a variety of legal areas and for a variety of matters.

We value the professional relationships we develop with our clients. As a general practice law firm, we can help individuals, families and business clients address their legal needs change as they change and evolve.

Skilled And Experienced Family Law Advocate

Former Presiding Judge of the Jefferson County Domestic Court, Julie A Palmer, has over 28 years’ experience primarily in Domestic, child custody and family law. Those years of experience and knowledge of the legal process are a valuable benefit to your case and why Judge Julie Palmer is an asset to the Merrell Law Firm Team.

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Extensive Experience litigating Cases in Civil, Criminal and Family Law

Attorney Edward A. Merrell has years of experience successfully defending numerous clients in criminal matters and litigating countless civil cases, making him a valuable asset to our clients.

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The Merrell Law Firm, LLC, represents clients in Hoover, Alabama, as well as throughout Shelby, Jefferson and St Clair Counties with a range of criminal, business, civil litigation and family law matters.