Merle Kramer Mermelstein is a 1982 graduate of Cornell University. She received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1985 where she was awarded the Order of the Barristers.
Merle has served as President of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. She has served as Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, the Court Rules Committee, and the Civil Litigation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. She has served as the Chair of the Sole and Small Firm Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. In addition, Merle is a Fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, recognition of her status as one of the top trial lawyers in Allegheny County, and she currently serves on its Board of Governors and is a member of its Long Range Planning Committee.
Merle frequently lectures to lawyers throughout Western Pennsylvania on trial techniques and insurance issues and frequently is published in various legal journals on her litigation techniques.
Merle is well known for obtaining outstanding results for her clients and is respected by her peers as an excellent advocate. As importantly, Merle demonstrates tremendous compassion and commitment to her clients.