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Merril S. Chin


Peabody, MA






Merril S. Chin is a native of the North Shore of Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Boston University in 1989, where she graduated magna cum laude, and her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1993. She was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1993, and to the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts in 1994. Attorney Chin was an assistant district attorney in Essex County from 1993 to 1998, and was an associate with the firm of Metaxas, Norman & Pidgeon from 1999 to 2001, where she specialized in family law. In 2002 Attorney Chin opened The Law Office of Merril S. Chin, where she continues to practice family law.


Attorney Chin has taught several courses, including Business Law at Emmanuel College in 1998, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law at Bunker Hill Community College from 1998 to 2000, and the law portion of the CPA exam with Conviser Duffy and Person Wollinsky CPA review from 1999 to 2001. In addition, she has volunteered as a Lawyer for the Day in Essex County since 1999, and for the Children and the Law Program in Essex County since 2006. Attorney Chin is also a HAWC legal panel volunteer and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section, and of the Essex County Bar Association. Attorney Chin represents her clients aggressively while maintaining compassion and taking a reasonable and realistic approach.


Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1994


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section, Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Essex County, Assistant District Attorney, 1993 to 1998
  • Metaxas, Norman & Pidgeon, Associate, 1999 to 2001

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