Attorney Profile

Brit Merrill defends, counsels, and trains employers in a range of employment matters.

Ms. Merrill represents employers against charges of discrimination in federal court, state court, and before administrative agencies. She also advises large and small companies on business and employment issues, including compliance with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In addition, she works with employers in all area of legal compliance, including reviewing and revising employee handbooks and identifying and conducting employee trainings.

Prior to joining Ray Quinney & Nebeker, Ms. Merrill gained experience as a judicial law clerk to Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse in the United States District Court for the District of Utah. She also worked as a judicial extern to Justice Jill N. Parrish in the Utah Supreme Court and the Honorable Robert J. Shelby in the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

Education

S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D., 2016

  • High Honors
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Legal Writing
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Legal Research
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Service

Westminster College, M.A., Community Leadership, 2013

  • Thesis: Human Trafficking and the Criminal Justice System in Utah
  • Student Commencement Speaker

University of Utah, B.S., Gender Studies with a minor in English, 2007

University of Utah, B.S., Environmental Studies, 2007

  • Honors Certificate
  • Service Learning Scholar

Prior Professional Experience

  • Judicial Law Clerk to Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse, United States District Court for the District of Utah, 2016–2017

Admitted to Practice

  • Utah State Bar, 2016
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, 2017

Affiliations / Memberships

Leadership

  • Fellow, Utah State Bar Leadership Academy, Class of 2017
  • Board, Women Lawyers of Utah, 2015–present
  • Historian Chair, Women Lawyers of Utah, 2016–present
  • Judicial Nominating Committee, Women Lawyers of Utah, 2017–present

Utah State Bar

  • Member, Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Member, Utah Minority Bar Association
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Utah
  • Member, Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Publications / Presentations

  • Brit Merrill & Adrienne Nash, Women in the Law: Refreshing our Collective Memories, UTAH BAR JOURNAL, Nov./Dec. 2017.