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Amber L. Merl

Phone: (614) 365-4109
Fax: (614) 365-9145
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Professional Biography:
Amber Merl joined Carpenter Lipps & Leland in Spring 2013, after four years as an associate at an international law firm. Her experience includes commercial cases, constitutional matters, contract disputes, regulatory matters, and complex appeals. Amber has experience throughout the various stages of the litigation process, including drafting and responding to pleadings, managing electronic discovery, taking and defending depositions, and drafting and arguing discovery and dispositive motions. In law school, Amber served as Editor-in-Chief of The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, which is the official law journal of the American Bar Association's Section on Dispute Resolution.

Amber is a member of the Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and Ohio Women's Bar Association. She is the former board president of four charter schools in Columbus, and an active volunteer at The Wellington School, an independent school in Columbus. Amber and her husband live in Powell with their three daughters.

Education and Honors:
The Ohio State University (B.A., magna cum laude and with honors, 2003)
    Phi Beta Kappa
The Ohio State University (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
     Editor-in-Chief, The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
Law Clerk to Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer,
    Supreme Court of Ohio, 2006-2008
Judicial extern to Hon. Edmund A. Sargus, Jr.,
     United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Spring 2005

Bar Admissions:
State of Ohio, 2006
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2008
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2014




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