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Mikael Merissa, J.D.

Staff Attorney

mikael.merissa [at] mitchellhamline.edu

Mikael Merissa, JD is a Staff Attorney on the commercial tobacco team at the Public Health Law Center. He works on the Center’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) project which seeks to support local, state, and national stakeholders as they work on laws and policies designed to reduce the harm of commercial tobacco systems, in ways that advance health equity goals. Before joining the Center, Mike worked in private practice in the areas of immigration, family law and criminal defense after a short stint at the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul and is a parent of three kids and two dogs. In whatever time is left he is desperately trying to finish his first novel.

B.A., Concordia College, Moorhead
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law