Wesley Merillat is an experienced attorney who has handled complex litigation cases. Wes is the lead attorney responsible for class actions and Multi-District Litigation in both Federal and state courts, primarily in the areas of pediatric litigation, pharmaceutical and product liability, ERISA, antitrust and general commercial disputes.
Although many of his cases have been successfully resolved without the need for a trial, Wes' experience also includes successful bench and jury trials, as well as mediation and arbitration. A true advocate for justice, Wes has been involved in litigation against some of the country's largest companies, including: Ford Motor Company; Johnson & Johnson; Bayer Corporation; AT&T; Sprint; Verizon; T-Mobile; Wal-Mart; Netflix; Merck & Co., Inc.; Baxter Pharmaceuticals and Small Smiles dental centers.
Background Wes grew up in rural Fayette, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree in Pre-Law from Bowling Green State University in 1998, studied at the University of Alcala de Henares in Spain, and earned his Juris Doctorate with honors from Rutgers University in 2004, serving as an executive editor on law journal. Wes has also completed post graduate studies in negotiation and mediation with both the United Nations and Harvard Law School.