Monica Risi Merrill




(212) 425-0007


Monica Risi Merrill has been with the firm since 1977. She is the attorney in charge of the Medical Malpractice Department, and has been involved in cases involving all specialty areas of medicine, including internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, orthopaedics and maternal and child health.

Mrs. Merrill is a registered nurse with clinical experience in critical care and coronary care nursing. Her educational and clinical preparation provide her with a high level of knowledge and expertise in medical malpractice cases. She has been responsible for hundreds of medical malpractice actions brought to successful financial conclusion.  $6,000,000 for brain damage suffered by a 17 year old during a gynecologic procedure; $17,000,000 for the wrongful death of a businessman as a result of a delay in intestinal surgery.

Mrs. Merrill has extensive expertise in case analysis, evaluation, research, preparation and discovery proceedings. She has taken sworn testimony from hundreds of physicians, nurses and medical workers. She is also experienced in all aspects of complex products liability litigation involving medical devices, equipment and pharmaceutical preparations.

Mrs. Merrill is a graduate of Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and New York Law School. She is admitted in the New York State Courts, United States Federal Courts of both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the United States Supreme Court and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical, Drug or Product Liability

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • Hunter College Bellevue School of Nursing, New York, New York
    • B.S.
    • Major: Nursing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association

$40,000,000 Verdict- Truck Accident / Wrongful Death

A commercial truck struck an overpass causing the container to separate from the truck and fly through the front of our client’s vehicle, which resulted in the death.

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$36,000,000 Verdict- Subway Accident

A 19 year old man was struck by a New York City subway train. He was paralyzed as a result of the accident and was awarded one of New York’s largest verdicts.

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$27,000,000 Verdict- Construction Accident

A man in his 50’s fell off a latter at a construction site and sustained a brain injury. The case was tried in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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