Scott Merrifield

Lawyer

tel 519-672-5666 x7311

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    office London, ON

Education & Year of Call

  • Year of Call (1977)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Windsor (1975)

Biography

“My time spent outdoors paddling the northern lakes and rivers of Ontario and Quebec has taught me to respect the nature of things. It’s rewarded me with a better understanding of how I can positively impact the people around me.”

Formerly a partner and head of the Family Law Department at McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP, Scott Merrifield continues his practice of Family Law as counsel at McKenzie Lake and in that capacity, takes pride in being a problem solver.  If Court proceedings are necessary, Scott has extensive experience in the judicial system.  

In keeping with his solutions and problem-solving goals, Scott has completed the courses required by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM).  Scott believes in Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

Like most Canadians, Scott loves hockey. If Scott is not at the office or in court, he is likely at a hockey rink. Scott has coached high-performance women’s hockey in the London area for years and, in 2009, was honoured with the Provincial Women’s Hockey League Coach of the Year Award.

When it’s time for Scott to recharge his battery, he heads to his cottage on the Bruce Peninsula to relax with his family and attempt the odd cottage repair. Life in the outdoors is important to Scott with or without the creature comforts of his cottage. With both friends and family, Scott has paddled many of the northern lakes and rivers of Ontario and Quebec.

Biography

“My time spent outdoors paddling the northern lakes and rivers of Ontario and Quebec has taught me to respect the nature of things. It’s rewarded me with a better understanding of how I can positively impact the people around me.”

Formerly a partner and head of the Family Law Department at McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP, Scott Merrifield continues his practice of Family Law as counsel at McKenzie Lake and in that capacity, takes pride in being a problem solver.  If Court proceedings are necessary, Scott has extensive experience in the judicial system.  

In keeping with his solutions and problem-solving goals, Scott has completed the courses required by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM).  Scott believes in Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

Like most Canadians, Scott loves hockey. If Scott is not at the office or in court, he is likely at a hockey rink. Scott has coached high-performance women’s hockey in the London area for years and, in 2009, was honoured with the Provincial Women’s Hockey League Coach of the Year Award.

When it’s time for Scott to recharge his battery, he heads to his cottage on the Bruce Peninsula to relax with his family and attempt the odd cottage repair. Life in the outdoors is important to Scott with or without the creature comforts of his cottage. With both friends and family, Scott has paddled many of the northern lakes and rivers of Ontario and Quebec.

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Professional Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Middlesex Family Law Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
 

Testimonials

"Life can change in a heartbeat, mine did. After a car accident, I found myself in a position where I was interviewing three lawyers. I went with my instinct and chose Scott Merrifield. Best decision I ever made. I put my future into Scott Merrifield's hands and he delivered. He is professional, compassionate and competent. Scott dealt with insurance companies, my employment and my medical professionals. I highly recommend Scott Merrifield. He is a wonderful man and an excellent lawyer."
- KARLA
"I was introduced to Scott Merrifield of McKenzie Lake Law firm by a mutual friend - who recommended him highly. His services were also praised and recommended by another lawyer acquaintance. After meeting Scott, I was very impressed. He was very professional and made me feel very comfortable. After explaining my situation, he didn't give me any high expectations or 'sugar coat' anything - just gave me the facts. He followed through with everything he told me he would. I would recommend Scott and McKenzie Lake for any legal situations."
- MIKE
"I just wanted to thank both of you, I feel that you both did a fantastic job and will recommend your firm to anybody who may require your services in the future."
- GARY
"Please accept my sincere thanks for your efficient and professional manner acting on my behalf this past year. Your practical approach, thoroughness and diligence in the execution of the details were highly commendable. I always felt that I had the best possible representative working for me and it was a comfort to have you 'in my corner'. I will highly recommend you, and have, to anyone as the best and superior choice to get the job done. You and your staff were a treat to work with, extremely competent and should be proud of a job well done. Thanks again for all of your excellent and outstanding efforts."
- TED
"Scott provided me with efficient and professional service. He was always very responsive with prompt emails and updates. Scott made me aware of was going on, and was willing to explain in detail to make sure I fully understood. All of his efforts were greatly appreciated, and I would highly recommend his services. "
- PAM
"I was represented by the law firm of McKenzie Lake in the area of family law. During this time I found both the lawyers and support staff to be conscientious, thorough and understanding to my situation. Their attention to detail and research in this area is outstanding. I would highly recommend this firm in the area of family law."
- BECKY