When clear communication is critical and resources limited, litigator Cassandra Merrick delivers the answers clients need. With both a law degree and an M.A. in mass communication, Cassandra draws on her background in law and journalism to provide timely, effective litigation solutions. She believes that clients thrive when their advocates are strategic, adaptable and mindful of business needs.
Cassandra attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude. Her experience as a Judicial Extern for United States Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Keyes in the District of Minnesota gave her insight into advocacy skills at all stages of litigation. She also honed her written and oral advocacy skills as a competitor and director for the National Moot Court team.
In school, Cassandra worked as a research assistant in the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics & Law, where she served as writer and editor for the Silha Bulletin, and was also a research assistant to Professor William McGeveran. In these positions, Cassandra researched and wrote articles in the areas of communications, privacy, unfair competition, trademark and copyright law. She worked as a student managing editor for the Constitutional Commentary. Cassandra also served as a legal intern for the Battered Women’s Justice Project during law school because she believes individuals at all levels of the justice system deserve quality advocacy.