Brian H. Merdinger

Brian focuses his practice exclusively in family law.  His experience includes all areas of dissolution, including matters involving legal decision-making and parenting time issues, paternity, child support, spousal maintenance, property and debt division, and post-decree disputes.

Education & Credentials


University of Arizona

B.A., Political Science, 2013
  • Summa cum laude

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

J.D., 2017
  • Magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • William H. Pedrick Scholar
  • Arizona State Law Journal, Note & Comment Editor
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
    • Criminal Procedure
    • Sports Law
    • Education Law
    • Professional Sports Law
    • Legal and Business Branding in Sports
  • Highest Pro Bono Distinction

Bar Admission

  • Arizona


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • “Ones to Watch”, Family Law, 2023-2024
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®
    • "Rising Stars," 2022-2024

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Adjunct Co-Professor in Family Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University
  • Board Member, Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA) Family Law Section
  • Dickinson Wright Liaison to the Community Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program Advisory Committee
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