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Terrence A. Merritt - Apple Valley, MN

14985 Glazier AveSuite 525 Apple Valley, MN 55124

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Updated: 09/19/2023

Apple Valley Estate planning Lawyer


Terrence has been in the practice of law since 1977. During that time his common thread of practice has been estate planning. Additionally, he is experienced in probate law, elder law, medical assistance, municipal law, boundary adjustment law, and mediation.

A life-long resident of Minnesota, growing up in the southwestern part of the state and attending both college and Law School in Minneapolis, Terrence is active in local events from the Chambers of Commerce, Rotary and his Church...

About Terrence A. Merritt

Practice Areas

  • Estate planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Municipal Law


  • 10%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Representative Clients

  • Plans or revises over 200 estate plans each year
  • Handles approximately 20 probate cases each year


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

Specialties and Certifications

  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 1977 - Present (Member)
  • Dakota County Bar Association (Member)
  • First Judicial District Bar Association (Member)
  • Apple Valley Rotary Club (Past President)
  • Richard T. Oakes American Inn of Court (Charter Member and Master of the Bench)
  • Church of St. John Neumann, 1999 - 2000 (Parish Council Chair)
  • Minnesota Municipal Board, 1979 - 1995 (Executive Director)
  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce (Past Board Member)


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1977
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1974
    Major: Communication Disorders

Classes and Seminars

  • Pro Se Attorneys & the Government Lawyer, MATIT, 2007
  • Estate Planning, Augustana Center, 2008
  • Presenter, annual Township Legal Seminar, the annual Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association Conference, as well as numerous churches, senior care centers, and civic groups on topics related to estate planning, medical assistance and elder law


Other Sources of Feedback About Terrence A. Merritt

Included on the 2023 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Terrence A. Merritt on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2016


Office Information


14985 Glazier AveSuite 525 Apple Valley, MN 55124


  • 952-432-3780

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm

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