Terrence A. Merritt

Terrence A. Merritt

  • Shareholder
Terrence A. Merritt
“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir

Areas Of Practice

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 1977
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.S. – 1974
    • Major: Communication Disorders
Rated By Super Lawyers | Terrence A. Merritt | Selected in 2022 Thomson Reuters

Terrence has been in the practice of law since 1977. During that time his common thread of practice has been estate planning. Additionally, he is experienced in probate law, elder law, medical assistance, municipal law, boundary adjustment law, and mediation.

A life-long resident of Minnesota, growing up in the southwestern part of the state and attending both college and Law School in Minneapolis, Terrence is active in local events from the Chambers of Commerce, Rotary and his Church. He remains active in sports, including basketball, golf and softball. His other hobbies include travel and photography. He is a past President of the Apple Valley Rotary Club.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice
  • Pro Se Attorneys & the Government Lawyer, MATIT, 2007 to 2007
  • Estate Planning, Augustana Center, 2008 to 2008
  • Presenter, annual Township Legal Seminar, the annual Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association Conference, as well as numerous churches, senior care centers, and civic groups on topics related to estate planning, medical assistance and elder law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 1977 to Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Apple Valley Rotary Club, Past President
  • Richard T. Oakes American Inn of Court, Charter Member and Master of the Bench
  • Church of St. John Neumann, Parish Council Chair, 1999 to 2000
  • Minnesota Municipal Board, Executive Director, 1979 to 1995
  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member