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Lauren A. Merritt

I was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. With the exception of the three years I spent in Gainesville, Florida for law school, I have lived in the Pensacola area my whole life.

Growing up, both of my parents worked in the medical field. I had plans to become a doctor from a young age. My medical school intentions changed in college when my experience helping an injured friend helped me realize I would be better-suited to help others in a different field. My mom had always told me I could “argue with a brick wall,” so I decided to take a few legal studies courses. I instantly became intrigued by the law. After college, I was off to law school. I have been passionate about the law ever since.

Today, I am married to a southern gentleman, bonus mom to three beautiful girls, and dog mom to two furbabies. When I am not practicing law, I enjoy running, going to the gym, spending time with my family, dining at my favorite Pensacola restaurants, and relaxing with my dogs.

J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude, 2013
B.A., University of West Florida, summa cum laude, 2010

All Florida State Courts

All Alabama State Courts

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association, Member

NWFL Chapter Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Public Relations Chair

The Pensacola American Inn of Court, Member

Pathways for Change, Board Member

Seville Rotary, Rotarian

Studer Community Institute, Roundtable Member


Fax: (850) 466-0956

111 S De Villiers Street, Suite B

Pensacola, FL 32502

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