Stephen C. Merriam

Of Counsel

In his more than thirty years as a trial attorney, Steve has built strong collaborative relationships with clients focused on listening and developing thoughtful, aggressive litigation strategies. He believes that attorneys must be loyal and compassionate counsellors in the practice of law, strongly focused on ethical standards and professionalism.

Steve lives on the east side of Cleveland with his wife. Their adult daughter (Mayfield Village, OH) and son (Seattle, WA) are both Ohio State engineering graduates working and pursuing graduate degrees. The family is passionate about sail boat racing and cruising on Lake Erie and in Southwest Harbor, Maine, as well as hiking, traveling, cross-country skiing, and trying new foods and beverages along the way. In addition to being a father and husband, Steve is devoted to and cherishes his service to his church and the Boy Scouts.

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Representative Cases

Ohio Supreme Court Cases:

  • Broz v. Winland, 68 Ohio St. 3d 521 (1994).
  • Robb v. Chagrin Lagoons Yacht Club, Inc., 75 Ohio St. 3d 264 (1996).

Education & Memberships

  • J.D. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., Brown University, 1979

Memberships:
Ohio State Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Admission:
Ohio, 1985
United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts
United States Supreme Court

Contact Info

Stephen C. Merriam , Of Counsel

875 Westpoint Parkway, Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44145

440-438-3615

smerriam@cruglaw.com