Our Firm

When you hire Martin Merritt PLLC, Martin Merritt will be the only lawyer working on your case. Which means none of your hard-earned money goes to pay partners who aren’t working on your case, nor will your money be spent to train “baby lawyer” associates how to practice health law. There aren’t any other partners or young associates here.

Martin Merritt


University of Mississippi School of Law 1986 — Juris Doctor

Honors & Awards

Voted D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023
D Magazine

President, Texas Health Lawyers Assoc. (2023)
Chair, DBA Health Law Section (2021)
Executive Dir. THLA (2013-2022)

Martin Merritt Healthcare Lawyer


Martin Merritt is a 35-year Health Lawyer and founder of Martin Merritt PLLC, a Dallas Health Law and Healthcare Litigation Boutique and a nationally recognized author and lecturer. Martin has been featured in D Magazine as a Best Lawyer in Dallas for 2023, having been elected by his peers.

Martin is President of the Texas Health Lawyers Association for 2023 and has served as its Executive Director since 2013 to the present. Martin has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section for 2020. He has served as Special Disciplinary Counsel for the Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline, and serves as outside general counsel to small and large healthcare groups with earnings from a few hundred thousand to several hundred million dollars. Martin is one of the very few healthcare fraud, waste and abuse, transactional and healthcare litigation attorneys in Texas.

Martin Merritt PLLC offers clients a variety of ways to hire and retain our services, from hourly rates, flat-rate per month arrangements, and mixed hourly/contingency fee arrangements, depending upon the client’s needs.

Martin would be happy for you to join the growing number of represented clients which include companies, entrepreneurs, physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, hospitals, ASC’s, IPA’s, ACO’, group practices, DME suppliers, device manufacturers, dietary supplement manufacturers, drug manufacturers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, investors, management companies, medical building owners, and others in healthcare litigation, compliance, administrative law, RAC, MAC, and insurance audits, defense before licensing boards, and in medical ethics, including Stark Law, the AKS, the False Claims Act, CMPL, FDCA, misbranding cases, and Texas DTPA actions by the Texas Attorney General, the FBI and the United States Department of Justice HEAT task force, as well as state and federal medical litigation.

Erna GunnarsdottirExecutive Administrator/Manager


Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Erna serves as the Executive Manager at Martin Merritt, PPLC. Erna is responsible for client account management, managing vender accounts, advertising and marketing administration, and the smooth operation of the firm.

Prior to joining the firm, Erna earned real estate licenses in both Iceland and the United States as a top realtor in each country.