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Merrill King Nordstrom

Oxford, Mississippi;

Phone: 662-234-4000
Fax: 662-234-2000


Merrill King Nordstrom is an associate at Hickman, Goza & Spragins PLLC in Oxford, Mississippi, where her practice consists primarily in criminal defense, insurance defense, personal injury and workers’ compensation defense. Merrill is one of the public defenders for Lafayette County, Mississippi. Merrill has an extensive trial practice in circuit, chancery and federal courts across North Mississippi. She has argued before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Upon graduating law school she clerked for Honorable David A. Chandler with the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Merrill is a member of the Lafayette County Bar Association and serves as secretary for the Bar. Merrill is married to Tim Nordstrom, University of Mississippi political science professor, and the mother of three children: Eli, Will, and Kate. She is a horse owner and proud soccer mom.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Opinions and Litigation
  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • General Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2002


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, May, 2002
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Mississippi, May 1997
    B.A., Psychology

Professional Associations and Membership

  • Mississippi Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Lafayette County Bar Association, 2002 - Present