J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota, 2014
M.A., University of Minnesota, 2014
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Missouri, 2011
Awards & Honors
Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2016)
Cassandra (“Cassie”) Merrick focuses her practice on fierce advocacy for both individuals and companies, whether they are plaintiff or defendant. Cassie’s experience includes cases involving antitrust violations, trade secret misappropriation, copyright claims, unfair competition, privacy law, complex class actions, regulatory matters, employment law, and criminal matters at all levels of the justice system.
With both a law degree and an M.A. in mass communication, Cassie draws on her background in law and journalism to provide strategic, thoughtful solutions for her clients. She is a compelling advocate who is as comfortable in front of a court as negotiating behind the scenes, and she understands that clients thrive when their advocates are adaptable, creative, and mindful of business needs.
In school, Cassie worked as a research assistant in the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics & Law, where she served as editor for the Silha Bulletin, and was also a research assistant to Professor William McGeveran. In these positions, Cassie wrote articles in the areas of communications, privacy, unfair competition, trademark and copyright law. She also served as a student managing editor for the Constitutional Commentary.
Mock Trial Assistant Coach, Lakeville North High School
Minnesota State Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Minnesota
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin