Pat J. Merriman,
Attorney at Law, Soke, PhD
Training Curriculum Vitae
Dunn County State's Attorney, 1 March 2013, through the present, employed as Assistant (and now) States Attorney. Areas of expertise: criminal law & procedure, arrest, search & seizure, common carrier & Highway interdiction, youth gang prosecution, and trial practice.
Pat J. Merriman, Attorney at Law, Springfield, MO, 1 April 1996, thru 28 February 2013. Private practice specializing in Insurance, Real Estate and Probate trial practice. To contact Mr. Merriman's e-mail, click here.
Kami No Kanazuchi Kai (Gods Hammer School of Grappling) For more information on Soke Merriman's martial arts resume click here. For more information on his Academy, click here
World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Past Executive Director of the Security Council. World Sokeship Council. Staff Council.
The IDORA Group, 1 June 1994 thru present. Executive Director and founder of this law-enforcement consulting group specializing in search & seizure, narcotics enforcement, defensive tactics, and narcotics interdiction and prosecution training as well as expert court witness. Currently assisting in Counter-terrorism research as part of this consulting group. Founder with Jansen "Scott" Cheek of the new S.T.R.A.P. [Street Tactics, Restraing, Arrest, & Pain-compliance] Control Options program at Ft. Leonard Wood's 470 & 600 Academy.
Missouri Sheriffs Academy, January, 1997 through present. Employed as POST- certified instructor in all areas referred to herein.
Lawrence County, Missouri, Prosecutor's Office, 1 January 1999, through the present, employed as Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.
Shannon County, Missouri, Sheriff's Dept., May, 2000, deputy Sheriff assisting in drug interdiction on US 60 Highway.
Greene County, Missouri, Prosecutor's Office, 15 February 1990, through 1 April 1996, employed as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in charge of felony drug prosecution, high-profile homicide, and criminal forfeitures. Areas of expertise: criminal law & procedure, arrest, search & seizure, common carrier & Highway interdiction, youth gang prosecution, and trial practice.
Buchanan County, Prosecutor's Office, St. Joseph, Missouri. 10 October 10 1986, thru 14 February 1990 employed as an assistant prosecutor assigned to that jurisdiction's Drug Strike Force. 1988 & 1989 recipient of that agency's Iron Man award for most felony jury trials in one year (39) and most in one 2-week term (5).
Total Trial Experience= 230 jury trials.
Missouri Attorney General's Office, Jefferson City, Mo. 6 May 1986, thru 10 October 1986, employed as Assistant Attorney General in that agency's Criminal Appeals Division.
United States Attorney's Office, Kansas City, Missouri. 1 February 1985, thru 5 May 1986, employed as sole law clerk for the Hon. Robert Ulrich (now Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District).
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