Carmody MacDonald Joins Meritas, the Premier Global Network of Independent Law Firms, to Provide Clients Quality Legal Expertise Globally

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (June 28, 2024) – Carmody MacDonald P.C., a St. Louis-based law firm, announced that it has joined Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. The affiliation offers Carmody MacDonald access to more than 8,400 lawyers in 90 countries and 245 markets worldwide. The firm’s clients can now obtain legal counsel across jurisdictions and borders, with the convenience of working with Carmody MacDonald as its local contact.

“Our clients are increasingly doing business across markets and borders; seamless legal representation on a global scale is vital,” said Todd Hamby, partner in Carmody MacDonald’s litigation practice and the firm’s main point of contact for Meritas. “Through Meritas, we can offer our clients in-depth knowledge of legal, cultural and jurisdictional issues in all major markets around the world. Meritas allows us to meet our clients’ legal needs with the same commitment to quality, professionalism, and value on which we pride ourselves.”

Meritas is the only law firm alliance with an established and comprehensive means of monitoring and enhancing the quality of its member firms. Meritas membership is extended by invitation only, and firms are regularly assessed for the breadth of their practice expertise and client satisfaction. Only firms performing under the tenets of Meritas’ unique quality assurance program are recertified as members. This ensures that clients receive the same high-quality legal work and service from every Meritas firm.

“Law firms join Meritas to help their clients increase efficiencies when navigating cross-regional opportunities and challenges,” said Sona Pancholy, president of Meritas. “In-house counsel at companies that are growing are under increased pressure to find trusted resources in specific markets that are cost-effective and right-sized, with access to knowledge on their specific issues.”

About Carmody MacDonald

Founded in 1981 by Donald R. Carmody, Leo H. MacDonald, Sr., John E. Hilton, and Timothy R. Wolf, the firm began with four attorneys and has been steadily growing in the 40+ years since. The firm was built upon the values of responsibility, strategic thinking, confidence, and diligence and continues to operate with these four values at its core. The firm’s size provides clients with a unique advantage by offering the value of a mid-sized firm with the depth of offerings of a larger firm. Carmody MacDonald’s attorneys focus on establishing close relationships with clients, serving as valued counselors, and providing exceptional service. For more information about Carmody MacDonald’s capabilities and the benefits of its membership in Meritas, visit or call 314-854-8600.

About Meritas

Meritas’ global alliance of independent, market-leading law firms provides borderless legal services to companies looking to effectively capture opportunities and solve issues anywhere in the world. Companies benefit from local knowledge, collective strength and new efficiencies when they work with Meritas law firms. The personal attention and care they experience is part of Meritas’ industry-first commitment to the utmost in quality of service and putting client priorities above all else. Founded in 1990, Meritas has member firms in more than 240 markets worldwide with nearly 8,500 dedicated, collaborative lawyers. To locate a Meritas resource for a specific need or in a certain market, visit or call +1-612-339-8680.

Carmody MacDonald Contact:
Chris Ruzicka
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Meritas Contact:
Beth LaBreche
[email protected]