The Future

The Future

The Future. 

My Dad is getting ready to retire. He is counting down the days. He has got a calendar on his wall. He is marking the days off. So he is going to retire in about a year. Well, he plans on it. I always tease him and say, no you are not going to know what to do when you retire. You’ll be back, but I don’t know if he will. 

But the Future is Reece and I. 

We are going to be doing this. He will be doing mostly Criminal Law, just kind of how it is now, and I will be doing Personal Injury.

When I was little, we would go out somewhere, even the store and someone would recognize him or say Hi to him.  And he knows everybody in the community because he’s been here for so long and helped so many people.  

So it is kind of humbling, I guess you might say, to be out and say “I gotta live up to this guy, this guy’s persona, and this guy’s character.” 

Everybody knows him, but you know it definitely helps us out and it is nice to be able to learn from him.

If I have a question

He knows all about what I am doing every day. He has been doing it for 30 years, so. The other day I had a question, and I was stumped. Well I don’t know what to do in this situation, and so I just went upstairs, into his office, poked my head in and said this is the situation. What am I supposed to do here? What are my options? What would you do in this situation? What should I do?  And things like that. 

It is nice to be able to have that person that I can go to, that has been doing it for so long, that knows exactly what I am doing everyday, that I can go in and get help from. And he is so supportive. He has been supportive our whole lives. 

It is not really intimidating for me to go in there and ask him. You know sometimes if you are working at a big firm with a big shot attorney, you might be intimidated to walk in and ask him things. But his door is always open, he is always there. It is nice to be able to pop in and ask a question if I need to. 

He is definitely very well known and respected. Especially around the community, I mean a lot of our clients are returning clients and referrals.

Hopefully it is not really going to change much. 

My dad is going to retire. But it will be Reece and I doing the same thing and helping everybody out. And hopefully, you know, if all goes well, we don’t really see much of a difference.

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Rick Merrill Retirement Calendar

Rick Merrill’s Retirement Calendar

Rick Merrill’s Retirement Calendar is keeping track of the months until Rick will retire. Reece and Logan will still be here to help you.

“I’ve got, I got nine Fridays left. I’m going to start working four days a week. Anyway it’s (my Retirement Calendar) right up on my wall, I can see it right over there. I check off the months.

So you know, as much as I think I’m going to leave on a certain date. I’m going to go home and get my yard to scream and yell and say oh hooray! You know, I suspect that I’ll probably be hanging around for a while.

You know. Just to help out. They know they can call me anytime they want to, if they need help. I’ll come in and work. Sometimes you get in the bind,  you have to be in more than one Court at a time, you know. I told Reece, no problem I’ll come in and take care of that for you.”

Rick Merrill’s Retirement Calendar

Even though Rick is planning his retirement, we will still be here at Merrill Law to continue to help you.

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Together We Are Merrill Law

Together We Are Merrill Law

“Together we are Merrill Law. I am Rick Merrill, I am an attorney in Everett, I became an attorney 30 years ago to try to help people. I am very proud to say that two of my sons have joined the law practice as attorneys.

Oh Hi, I am Reece Merrill Attorney.  

I am Logan Merrill Attorney. 

Go ahead and come by with any questions that you have about a DUI, Reckless Driving, Speeding Ticket, Auto Accidents anything like that we are here to help you.

We practice in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce, Grant, Thurston, Island Counties.

You can find us online at Rickmerrillattorney.com

Stop in at the office or give us a call and we will be able to help you out. We are at 3625 Colby Ave in Everett, Washington. It is a converted old house that we turned into an office.

Together we are Merrill Law.”

Rick, Reece and Logan Merrill, Together we are Merrill Law! Here to help you with Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets.

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Your Driving Record

Your Driving Record

 According to the Washington State Department of Licensing  an abstract or copy of driving record, is “a history of violations, convictions, collisions, and departmental actions incurred by a driver over a period of time”.  

Types of Records

There are several different types of driving records that are available through the Washington State Department of Licensing.  Driving records are considered confidential and are only available to those parties who are authorized by law and they are not allowed to reveal the information contained on the record to a third party.

  • Complete record- contains convictions, violations, collisions, suspensions, revocations, and disqualifications, deferred prosecutions, and failures to appear.  Those who are allowed to get a complete record copy are those individuals named on the record, attorneys, law and justice agencies and governmental agencies.
  • Insurance Abstract- contains the past 3 years of commercial and non commercial driving including convictions, violations, collisions, and failures to appear.  Those who are allowed to obtain an insurance abstract are those individuals named on the record and insurance companies and their agents. This type of record is used to create and renew motor vehicle insurance policies.
  • Employment Record- contains convictions, violations, collisions, suspensions, revocations, disqualifications, deferred prosecutions, and failures to appear.  Those who are allowed to obtain an Employment Record are those individuals named on the driving record, employers and their agents and prospective employers and their agents.  This type of record is used to determine if a driver should be employed.
  • Alcohol/Drug assessment (up to 10 years)–Used by chemical dependency agencies

To get a copy of your driving record you can:

  • Visit any local Washington State Department of Licensing.  You will need to provide photo identification along with the $13.00 fee.  
  • Purchase online.  You will be required to provide the Washington State Driver’s license number, along with your social security number, and a credit/debit card to pay the $13.00 fee. 
  • Request by regular mail.  You would send the driving records request form along with a check or money order for the $13.00 fee.

There are many ways an experienced traffic attorney can fight your ticket for you.

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Open During Road Construction

We are open for business

Parking in our area is very congested due to paving. Our alley is closed to traffic.

You will need to find street parking and may need to walk a ways to get to us.

We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm to help you.

Call the office at (425)259-4972 to see if we can help you through email, fax, or zoom.

Open During Road Construction

It appears that they may be paving parts of Colby Avenue. We have this sign in front of the office today.

We are open for our normal business hours of 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, during the road construction.

We are hoping that you will still have access to the alley from 36th. The signs are also posted on our block of 37th.

Call the office at (425)259-4972 to see if we can help through email, fax, or zoom.

Tips for Driving in Hot Weather

Tips for Driving in Hot Weather

Car Care

  • Battery- Extreme temperatures are hard on the battery system. So if your battery is up there in years, it might be a good opportunity to have it replaced, before the added heat stress causes it to fail to give your car the charge it needs.
  • Fluids- Are so important for maintaining your vehicle in a safe manner
  • Coolant- Your cars radiator is critical to the correct operating temperature of your engine. Refer to your owners manual for instructions. Do NOT open the cap of the radiator when the engine is hot.
  • Oil- Check your oil level as your engine must have the proper level of oil to keep each moving part humming right along.
  • Brakes- Pay attention as you brake to see if they are letting out unusual noises or if they have developed any shakes or surges that are out of the ordinary.
  • Windshield- Keep the glass clean to reduce reflections that could interfere with your driving. Windshield washers may not be very effective in removing some of the build up, so be prepared to pull over and wash the surface if needed.
  • Tire Pressure- When the rubber meets the road you may find that the heat changes your tires air pressure. If your tires are under inflated, they will be more prone to have a blow out… and those are no fun.
  • Tire Tread Condition can cause your traction to respond very differently when the asphalt is hot, some times the surface of the road becomes softer in this type of weather.
  • Air Circulation- Is critical for both you and your engine. Be sure to keep an eye on the engine temperature gauge on your dash. If it is rising to high you may need to pull over and turn off your car to allow your engine to cool. Another option is to draw heat out of engine compartment by turning on your interior heater.
  • Air Conditioner- Is most effective in cooling the passenger compartment when you have it set to recirculate the previously cooled air. Some times the Air Conditioner can put a big draw on the temperature of the Transmission when you are driving at higher altitudes.

Emergency Car Kit

  • Jumper cables
  • Extra Fluids for the vehicle.
  • Flares or caution cones.

People Care

  • No one left behind- people or pets as the temperature inside a vehicle can rise very quickly.
  • Water for all the living beings. Be sure to stay well hydrated.
  • Snacks are best if they are not heat sensitive.
  • Shade/ sun screen for when you are not in your vehicle.
  • Phone and charger.

Weird Tips

  • Alcohol based Sanitizer- Many of us are carrying a container in our vehicle. It may be wise to be sure that it is not in a place that is exposed to direct heat… as it can be flammable.
  • Clear Water bottles can act like a magnifying glass and should be kept out of direct sunlight to reduce flammable any properties.
  • Don’t Get Burned-by the asphalt, concrete or sand surfaces as you exit your vehicle, they retain heat even after they are shaded.

Wear your shades, take a break and rest often to stay at your most alert status for driving.

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New Year Wishes

Here we are at the beginning of a New Year, the eagerly awaited 2021.

We stopped for a minute to reflect on this year, this 2020, that has been with us for 365 long days. As we stopped we could not help but smile as we thought of each one of you. 

So many things have taken place that have seemed like mountains to climb. 

We wanted you to know that we appreciate you. 

  • Thank you for your kindness, as we invented a new way to work from home and the office. 
  • Thank you for your understanding, as we embarked on a new adventure of Courts in the digital age.
  • Thank you for the great gift of your referral, for us to help a friend of yours. 
  • Thank you for your support of small business.
  • Thank you for taking your time to review our services. 
  • Thank you for enabling us to continue to help others.
  • Thank you for your smile, as viewed in your eyes twinkling above your mask.
  • Thank you for your kind words.

Thank you so much from all of us at the Law Office of Rick Merrill,

We truly wish each and everyone a Wonderful New Year filled with Blessing, Joy, and brimming with Thankfulness and renewed Hope.

Welcome to Attorney Logan Merrill

Welcome Attorney Logan Merrill.

We are happy to inform you that Rick’s son, Attorney Logan Merrill, has come to work for Rick. He will be focusing on Auto Accident Personal Injury cases.

EDUCATION

Logan Graduated from Lake Stevens High school in 2012. After which I played baseball at Saint Martin’s University for one year. I Graduated from Central Washington University in 2017 with a major in Criminal Justice. I then moved to Providence, Rhode Island where I attended Roger Williams University School of Law, from which I graduated in May of 2020. 

INTERNSHIPS

I interned here, at the office, in the summer of 2019. In Spring of 2020, I interned with the legal department at Gilbane Building Company in Providence, Rhode Island.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Work as hard as I can for our clients to give them the best representation possible.

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Tour of Merrill Law

We Invite You to Join us on our Video Tours

With all the changes that are around us, we want to set your mind at ease and share with you some of the ways that we are making it safe for you to come into the office.

We are following the official mask and safety procedures.

According to the new Washington State Rules we can assist clients in the office who are wearing masks. We have Hand Sanitizer available and have installed shields. We have also marked the floor to help you keep 6 feet of distance.

We are happy to help our customers who are not able to wear a mask.

Please call the office so that we can address your case in one of several different ways. Some options include Email, Fax, Zoom meetings or a porch meeting outside.

Hiring For A Case

Appointments

Zoom Court Hearings

Thank you for helping to keep us all safe and healthy

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