S. Lee Merritt Esq., also known as “the people attorney, is an emerging influential voice in the fight for social justice. A Civil Rights activist and attorney, Merritt runs a high profile practice focusing on victims of police brutality, hate crimes, and corporate discrimination.
Lee Merritt is the attorney representing the family of Ahmaud Arbery, who was slain in February by two men who law enforcement officials say chased him down and shot him. His demands for justice and release of a video that showed the incident led to the arrest of the individuals. He was also the voice for Botham Jean's family during the prosecution of Amber Guyger -- who shot and killed Jean in his own home -- which resulted in an indictment and conviction of the former Dallas police officer for the murder of Jean.