Christofer Merritt, Esq.
New York Personal Injury Attorney
I received my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Virginia Tech. After completing a Communication Law class while attending college in Virginia, I knew I wanted to attend law school as a means of being able to use my skills and knowledge to help those in need. I went on to study at Western New England School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts.
New York State
Virginia Tech, VA – BA Western New England School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
My mother was a 5th grade teacher and I saw the impact that she was able to make on people’s lives, not only by excelling in her profession, but also by being a compassionate and sympathetic person to her students and their families. Her guidance lead me to want to be able to make a real, recognizable impact in whatever I do.
After working for companies and corporations to start my career, I love the one on one client interaction aspect of working at Sobo & Sobo. I chose to become an attorney so that I could achieve meaningful victories for my clients, and doing so for individuals, rather than entities is truly rewarding.
In a lawsuit between a physician and a health insurance company, I successfully argued that the physician was performing and unnecessary surgery and that resulted in substantial savings for my client.
I want to know everything I possibly can about not only the accident that caused the injury, but also the client’s treatment. This is because I not only want to ultimately achieve a meaningful victory for my client, but I also want to ensure that they have the chance to return to as normal of a life as possible, once the lawsuit is completed.
I have built a model legal career with years of experience representing clients in the areas of healthcare, medical malpractice and products liability. My extensive background in litigating cases includes numerous verdicts and settlements on behalf of my clients. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others which has resulted in numerous opportunities to publish articles, conduct seminars and lecture on various topics including trial techniques and medical malpractice. I have also taught law class at the University level.
I have an immense compassion for veterans of foreign wars. This lead me to participate in a Tough Mudder competition in support of the Wounded Warrior project. I also worked in association with Six String Heroes in St. Louis, Missouri, supporting returning veterans with the power of music. I have written and performed an original song Coming Home to support returning veterans which can be found on YouTube.
I am very involved with the community and have enjoyed working with such local organizations as The Humane Society, The Inner Truth Project, protecting victims of sexual assault, and PACE Center for Girls.