International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Clarksdale Attorney
Charles Merkel, III, Esq.

Phone: 662.268.1008


Languages: English

Areas of Practice

  • Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi


  • Preparatory education, University of Mississippi (B.A., summa cum laude, 1995; J.D., cum laude 1998)
  • Taylor Medal Award Winner: English
  • Chancellor’s Scholar
  • Moot Court Board Member
  • Moot Court: “Best Written Brief Award,” 1996


  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Eta Sigma

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America 2012-Medical Malpractice
  • Super Lawyers & Rising Stars – Plaintiff Medical Malpractice 2008-Present
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Coahoma County Bar Association
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

Attorney News & Announcements

Four Merkel & Cocke Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2014

Contact This Firm

Merkel & Cocke

30 Delta Avenue
Clarksdale, MS 38614
United States

Law Firm Contact: Ted Connell

Tel: 662.268.1008

Fax: 662.627.3592



Member Since: 1997

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