Our Firm

There is no substitute for experience, the pursuit of excellence, and the ability to shape the playing field. When it comes to healthcare, we bring all we have.

Martin Merritt


University of Mississippi School of Law 1984-1986 — Juris Doctor, Law

Honors & Awards

Voted D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas 2018, 2019, 2020 — D Magazine

Martin Merritt Healthcare Lawyer


Martin Merritt is a 30-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 2018, having been elected by his peers.

Martin is a founder and Executive Director of the Texas Health Lawyers Association where he has served from 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.