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Donna Rose Merris

Donna Rose Merris, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1989, New Jersey 1989. Member Association Bar City of New York.


  • Merris, Donna Rose was born on November 25, 1939 in Bluffs, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Donald Doyle and Helen Louise (Frohwitter) Merris.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Illinois State University, 1961. Master of Music, Northwestern University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, 1987.


    • Director instrumental music Lanark (Illinois) Public Schools, 1961-1964, Winchester (Illinois) High School, 1965-1966. Director music education Malden (Massachusetts) Public Schools, 1966-1974. Instructor music Mannes College Music, New York City, 1974-1980.

      Executive director Brooklyn Music School, 1977-1985. Special assistant United States Attorney United States District Court (southern district) New York, New York City, 1988-1990. Assistant general counsel Office of the Comptroller, 1990-1994.

      General counsel Mayor' General’ s Office of Contracts, 1994-1999. Administrative law judge Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, 1999—2007. Advisory board Brooklyn Music School, since 1986.

      Trustee National Guild Community Schools of the Arts, New York City, 1993-1999.


    Member Association Bar City of New York.


    • Children: Laura Katherine Merris Huffman, Kristen Rose Merris Huffman.
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    Born November 25, 1939