Driven to help. With the will to take your case as far as required.

Our goal is to obtain an exceptional result for every client.  If that cannot be achieved through settlement, Merrick Brock doesn’t settle.

After more than 25 years together defending insurance companies and other large corporations, John Merrick and Les Brock decided to serve the interests of the people and local businesses in the Richmond community and across Virginia. They formed Merrick Brock to help individuals and their families in personal injury and wrongful death cases, and also to assist with business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, lender liability or other business harm.

John and Les pride themselves in their vast experience handling personal injury cases and business disputes. Their time spent defending large companies gives them unique insights into how cases are defended, and their sharp understanding of defense tactics allows them to prepare an effective strategy for your case. Over the years, they have developed a reputation for trying cases — a reputation earned by their unwillingness to back down or settle for anything less than their clients deserve. Most importantly, they strive to deliver favorable results . . . honestly.

Everything we do is guided by six core values.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of honesty and integrity in everything we do. You can count on us to give you our straightforward recommendations and guidance from beginning to end. And you can take comfort in knowing that we will do everything in our power to deliver the best results possible in an honest and fair manner.

We don't take every case — just those where we truly believe in our clients and their cause. Staying selective aligns our desire for justice with our will to win.

A relationship is the most important aspect of every case. Good relationships require ongoing communication. We stay in direct contact with our clients and keep them informed throughout their case. We try our best to understand our clients' needs and relate to their difficult situation.

We strive to listen in order to understand — not merely to respond. We listen to your story, thoroughly prepare, and build an effective case that is individualized to your claim or business. We also listen to our adversaries, to truly understand their position, in order to develop an effective strategy and advise our clients.

Success favors the bold, and we won't back down — ever. What sets us apart is our fearlessness, and our opponents know that about us.

We recognize that contested litigation can bring out the worst in people. We are also mindful that cooler heads tend to prevail. We are committed to achieving excellent results while being polite, accommodating and respectful.