André Merrett

André Merrett


André is a trial lawyer who practices in the areas of complex civil, commercial, business, trust and estate, product liability, personal tort, and franchise litigation. André has tried dozens of bench and jury trials to verdict in numerous state and federal courts. Additionally, André has extensive appellate experience. His skills have earned him an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and perennial selection as a Southwest Super Lawyer (Commercial Litigation).

Representative Clients

Represented the world’s largest hotel chain in commercial and trademark litigation matters.

Represented a well-known motorcycle manufacturer in product liability matters.

Represents franchisors in franchise litigation.

Represents a leading designer and marketer of men’s, women’s, and children’s lifestyle apparel and sportswear.

Represents the owner and operator of laser skin and health centers.

Represents a distributor of orthopedic health care devices and equipment.

Represents parties in probate and estate litigation, including disputed estate administrations, will and trust disputes, and contested guardianship and conservatorship matters.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Iowa State Bar Association (inactive)
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
  • Recreational Association of Madison Meadows – Simis (RAMMS) Board of Directors
  • Childsplay Arizona Theatre Company Board of Trustees
  • Free Arts Arizona Board of Directors
  • Camp Fire Boys & Girls of Greater Phoenix Board of Directors


  • Hualapai Tribal Court, 2017
  • State Bar of Arizona, 2001
  • U.S. District Court (Arizona), 2001
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Arizona), 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court (Illinois Central District), 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit, 1994
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 1994 (inactive)

Education and Honors

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 1994
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1989


  • Des Moines, Iowa