About The Law Office of Catherine J. Merrill, P.A.

When you have a legal problem, you want it resolved as efficiently as possible. Sometimes that means litigation. Other times negotiation.

The Law Office of Catherine J. Merrill is committed to providing customer oriented legal services in a range of practice areas. From protecting those who have suffered at the hands of others' negligence, to providing legal counsel to members of the equine community, the firm offers common sense legal solutions to real life problems. With offices in both Florida and Illinois, rest assured your case is in safe hands with us.

"We are a law firm focused on customer service and excellence."


Attorney Profile

Catherine brings a wealth of legal and business experience to her role as attorney and adviser. She uses common sense and legal acumen to solve her clients' real life problems and to help them plan for the future.

Consider some of the experience Catherine brings to the table…

Trial Attorney.

At Loyola University School of Law Chicago Catherine received the prestigious Philip H. Corboy trial fellowship which is awarded to a handful of talented advocates. For two years, she trained under the tutelage of Chicago’s top trial attorneys. During that time she served as law clerk at one of Chicago’s most storied and successful personal injury firms, Corboy and Demetrio. Following law school Catherine immediately stepped into the courtroom in her position as associate at the Law Office of Cy Weiner, handling a wide range of cases from nursing home negligence, to medical malpractice, and equine law. She now heads her own firm with offices in Ocala, Florida and Lake Forest, Illinois.


As a competitive equestrian, horse lover, and farm owner, Catherine recognizes the challenges facing today’s horsemen and women. Whether it’s drafting a valid release of liability or helping resolve a boarding dispute, Catherine offers solid legal advice and representation to her equine clients.

Business Owner.

Catherine owned and operated two travel companies, which specialized in food and wine travel all over the world. As a former small business owner, Catherine understands the challenges facing entrepreneurs in today’s environment. She knows what it takes to build a small business from the ground up and offers common sense advice to her clients. Her experiences across the globe have given her the opportunity to learn about other cultures.


  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern Illinois division


  • Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, J.D.
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. B.A.


  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Women’s Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, member of Equine Law Subcommittee of the Animal Law section
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


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