As a freelance Family Law Clerk, I have had the pleasure of working along side Merv on an extremely high conflict file, involving severe allegations of parental alienation. To complicate matters further, Merv had taken over the file from another lawyer, was up against a large, downtown firm and was faced with a trial weeks away. Merv was extremely focus driven, and very knowledgeable in the area of parental alienation. His strong advocacy skills were definitely an asset, in that he was able to negotiate an extremely fair resolution of the parenting issues, thereby avoiding a costly trial. Throughout my career I have worked with many lawyers, and can honestly say without doubt, that I would recommend him to family and friends, having peace of mind that they would receive the best legal representation they could get.