Edward J. Merchant received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Indiana University in 2003, and his law degree from Indiana University in 2006. Ed is the 2003 recipient of the Herman B. Wells Leadership Award, and the 2006 recipient of the Lawrence A. Jegen State and Local Taxation Award. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Ed was a Senior Consultant at BKD, LLP.
Ed is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, and an associate member of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police. He serves on the Ronald McDonald House Planned Giving Committee, and on the board of the Sigma Nu Fraternity Alumni Association of Indiana University.
Ed concentrates his practice in the areas of civil and appellate litigation, criminal defense, law enforcement disciplinary proceedings and law enforcement liability defense. He also practices in the areas of business law, tax law, wills, trusts, estate planning, personal injury, nonprofit/tax-exempt organizations and public employee pension/disability law.