Proven Criminal and DUI Defense
I don’t care what you’re accused of doing. You are a human being and you deserve to have someone in your corner who will fight for you. I will not judge you; I’ll defend you. - Tim Flaherty

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Brandy Merrifield

Brandy MerrifieldI am attorney Brandy Merrifield. I have worked alongside Tim Flaherty since 2007 and helped him defend thousands of locals and vacationers throughout Northwest Florida.

With a background in psychology, I bring a unique perspective to the resolution of criminal cases. My training, experience, and education allows my analysis of our cases to look beyond the charges and focus on a resolution with my client’s goals and future in mind. My objective in all of our cases is aggressive defense coupled with compassion and understanding.

Criminal defense is my passion. Our practice is team oriented and the only law we practice is criminal defense. This heightened focus on one specific area of law means staying up to date with changing case law, constructing creative defenses, and exhausting every possible avenue to defend my clients.

As a client, you will have access to me personally. I will work with you and for you to ensure your goals are achieved. No one plans to hire a criminal defense attorney. My goals and the strategies that we have in place at Flaherty Defense Firm provide an aggressive approach that you need to fight for your freedom.

Bar Memberships

  • Florida
  • Alabama


  • Juris Doctorate: Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
    Honors: Recipient of award for Top of the Class: Evidence; Jury Selection; Jurisprudence Theory; and Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation
    Dean’s List/Dean’s Honor Roll
    Recipient of GPA based scholarship award
    Elder Law Clinic
  • B.S. Forensic/Applied Psychology: Florida Tech
    Honors: Cum Laude

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