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Hannalore B. Merritt

Hannalore B. Merritt 
Managing Associate, Appellate Department
Oakmont, Pennsylvania

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Areas of Practice:
Appellate Division (Federal Court)

Bar Admissions:
Connecticut – 2009
Pennsylvania – 2017
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut – 2013
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana – 2018
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan – 2018
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York – 2017
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York – 2017
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania – 2015
U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee – 2019

Education:
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude – 2009
The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. – 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships:
National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
Allegheny County Bar Association

Representative Cases:
Torres-Cruz v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec., No. 3:17-cv-01548, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1514 (D. Conn. 2019)
Goncalves v. Berryhill, No. 3:17-cv-01830 (JCH), 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197973 (D. Conn. 2018)
Mattioli v. Berryhill, No. 3:17-cv-1409(WIG), 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187063 (D. Conn. 2018)
Randall v. Berryhill, No. 3:17-cv-1354 (MPS), 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149957 (D. Conn. 2018)
Yarborough v. Berryhill, No. 2:17-cv-02823-JCM-NJK, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175249 (D. Nev. 2018)
Terry J. M. v. Berryhill, No. 2:17-cv-00129-EJF, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145996 (D. Utah 2018)
Goldblatt v. Berryhill, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177645 (D. Nev. 2018), rec. adopted by 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 176643 (D. Nev. 2018)
Givens v. Berryhill, No. 3:16-cv-2102(WIG), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 191990 (D. Conn. 2017)
Ginda v. Colvin, No. 3:16-cv-00692 (JAM), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27450 (D. Conn. 2017)

A native of Rochester, New York, Hannalore fell in love with both the State of Pennsylvania and her husband during her time as an undergraduate at Penn State. After graduation, Hannalore received a Fulbright Fellowship to study law and political science in Munich, Germany, where she lived from 2004 to 2005. Upon her return, Hannalore and her husband, a Naval officer in the submarine force, were stationed in six states over the next ten years.

Hannalore completed her juris doctor degree at Seattle University School of Law, where she was named to the Dean’s List and as the Faculty Scholar of the Class of 2009. After law school, Hannalore worked as a judicial clerk for three years in the Superior Court of Connecticut and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. She then joined Waller, Smith and Palmer, PC in New London, Connecticut, where she practiced primarily in the areas of litigation and municipal law.

Hannalore and her family moved to Pittsburgh after their tenure in the Navy and she currently manages the appellate division of Osterhout Berger Disability Law. Hannalore also serves as the Vice President of the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of the Fulbright Association and volunteers with North Hills Community Outreach’s Ask the Attorney Program.