Brandy Merrifield

Brandy Merrifield

Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Flaherty Defense Firm
  • 1817 Lewis Turner Blvd. #E, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
  • 850-243-6097

 I 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 allow 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 & Merrifield 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