Frank Merrill is a partner and former chair of Bricker Graydon's Energy, Public Utilities & Environmental law group. His practice focuses on all aspects of environmental law, including impacts on real estate transactions, environmental litigation and regulatory and permitting assistance. He is also the environmental counsel for the Ohio Manufacturers' Association.

Frank has successfully obtained and defended through the administrative and judicial process permits issued under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and RCRA and their Ohio-delegated programs. He routinely counsels facilities on compliance with RCRA, TSCA, Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act. In addition, he counsels real estate developers and private property owners on wetlands issues and regulatory takings claims.


University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1987)

Dartmouth College (B.A., 1981)


Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Litigation - Environmental), 2005–2023

Recognized, ChambersUSA, Natural Resources & Environment - Band 2, 2012–2023; Band 3, 2008–2011

Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Litigation - Environmental), 2014

Professional Activities

Member, Bricker Graydon’s Southeast Ohio team

Past President and Advisor to the Board of Directors, Ohio Alliance for the Environment

Member, Ducks Unlimited

Member, Pheasants Forever




Presentations & Publications


Frank Merrill, Bricker Graydon LLP Photo

Frank L. Merrill

  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • Member, American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association
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