Mark W. Merritt




         University of North Carolina, B.A. Economics and Political Science (1979)
       University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1982)




Bar and Court Admissions:

North Carolina (1984)
W.D.N.C. (1984)
Also admitted in M.D.N.C., E.D.N.C., Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Involvement:             

Past President, Mecklenburg County Bar, 2000-2001; Co-Chair of MCB Centennial Committee, 2011-present; State Bar Councilor, 2006-present; Chair of Ethics Committee,2010 and 2011; Vice-Chair of Facilities Committee and Issues Committee,2012; Lawyers Assistance Program,Chair,2009-present; Lecturer at Bar Leadership Institute

Civic and Community Involvement:

Morehead-Cain Central Selection Committee (2009-present); Christ Episcopal Church, Sunday School Teacher and Past Senior Warden (2007); Family Center, Board Member and President (1997)                                               

Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the State Bar Council:

I have served on the State Bar Council for seven years in a variety of capacities, and I am involved in several important, ongoing State Bar projects and initiatives.  I seek election for my final term to continue my service and complete the important matters on which I have been involved. I believe that my experience as a Councilor, my connections with the many facets of our Bar and my history of service qualify me to continue serving the lawyers of Mecklenburg County and the State productively and effectively.