Alan L. Merriman is an experienced traditional labor lawyer having previously served as a field attorney in the Hartford office of the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) from 2014-2021. During that time, he handled hundreds of unfair labor practice charges and representation case investigations (petitions and elections). Alan has extensive experience as an advocate and litigator in his prior role as assigned counsel for the General Counsel of the NLRB. He has handled many unfair labor practice hearings before administrative law judges and has successfully negotiated resolutions to many complex matters. 

Alan is also a Major, Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer serving in the National Guard. In that capacity, he has served as special victims' counsel (representing service members who report sexual assault crimes), defense counsel (representing soldiers accused of misconduct) and cyber law counsel. Alan regularly advises the Connecticut National Guard command regarding sexual harassment/assault prevention and response actions. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and was the 2005 Connecticut National Guard Soldier of the Year.  

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Connecticut Bar Association

Board of Directors, Member

Congregation Brothers of Joseph


Named, Soldier of the Year

Connecticut National Guard



  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 2010
  • B.S., University of Connecticut, 2007

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Tribal Court, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation