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Smith, Illner & Gemelas | Attorneys at Law

More than 125 Years of Combined Experience

Douglas Wilson Merrill

Douglas Wilson Merrill

Elyria, Ohio
888-506-0340 (Toll Free)
Attorney Douglas Merrill was born and raised in Elyria, Ohio. He is a 1992 graduate of Elyria High School. Mr. Merrill later attended Ashland University graduating with a Bachelor's of Science degree in History. In 2000 Mr. Merrill graduated from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and immediately began practicing in the area of Criminal Defense. Since Mr. Merrill began practicing law he has traveled to many of the Courts in the Northeast and Northwest parts of Ohio.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2000


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: History
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • OSBA, Member, 2000 - 2012
  • LCBA, Member, 2000 - 2012
  • Lorain County Notary Commission, Member, 2004 - 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Rothgery & Associates, Attorney, 2000 - 2012


  • English
  • German


  • Phi Alpha Theta

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