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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.


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.