Why Should You Also Hire The Law Office of Jennifer M. Merkle if You Are an Attorney or Already Hired an Attorney?

Legal problems can be extremely stressful and if it involves a bureaucratic government agency, like the BOP, it can compound the stress. Through limited representation or consultation arrangements, I may be able to offer guidance to help alleviate some of that stress.  For attorneys, delving into unchartered territories can be time-consuming and costly.  Use my expertise to expedite your familiarization with BOP and enhance your representation of the client, all while saving you time and in turn saving your client money.

I offer limited consultations which can be structured to meet your needs.  For example, I offer claim analysis if you are considering taking on a client but aren't familiar with the BOP's administrative processes or whether your client has met them or can state a viable claim.  I also offer discovery consultations in relation to inmate civil rights, Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), habeas claims, employee discrimination, or other employment law matters.  The scope of the consultation can range from a very limited review of drafted discovery requests to actually drafting discovery requests and/or assisting in interpreting the records received in response to discovery requests.  I can tailor a consultation or limited representation agreement to meet your specific needs, providing just what you need, nothing more and nothing less.

In my nearly 25 years of experience with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) I developed intimate knowledge of the statutory, regulatory, policy, and operational practices which impact agency action.  In addition, I have experience with the BOP's document and information management systems. I can put this experience and knowledge to work for you in a number of ways, including, but not limited to:

  • serving as co-counsel on your matter (availability may require special admission before the court);
  • consulting on your matter;
  • limited consulting to assist with specific aspects of your case (for example, propounding discovery; reviewing discovery responses and documents, offering guidance on whom to seek depositions of, and taking of depositions, etc.); and
  • claims analysis to help you assess whether to pursue a claim.

If you have or are considering taking on a matter involving the BOP, contact me and we can discuss whether this is a case in which you want to put my experience to work for you and your client. I can be reached through the "Contact the Firm" form on this website or you can email me directly at [email protected]