Representing Victims of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault in Civil Cases


(214) 503-7300

Seeking justice for survivors and their families throughout Texas and the United States.  


Tahira Khan Merritt P.L.L.C sex abuse lawyer in Texas

The Law Office of Tahira Khan Merritt litigates cases of sexual abuse and sexual assault exclusively. For two decades, we have represented adult and child victims of sex crimes in civil cases against various corporations and institutions, including schools, colleges and universities, both public and private, religious organizations, such as the Catholic Church, the Baptist Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Episcopal Church, and the Presbyterian Church among others. We have also represented victims of rape in youth sports organizations, youth camps, day-cares, and the like.

Ms. Merritt graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, cum laude and Baylor Law School in Waco. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1989. Prior to opening her own practice in Dallas in 1996, she was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, focusing on tort litigation. Since then Tahira has been representing victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse. To this end she has also served as a Special Prosecutor for Eastland County in a high profile pedophile priest case she had previously litigated civilly. READ MORE 

2019 best lawyers dallas

who's who top attorney 2016

Tahira Khan MerrittReviewsout of 7 reviews



    Teachers, coaches, counselors and priests are all people we trust with our children and ourselves. When that trust is abused by sexual predators, our entire society is violated. If you are a victim of sex abuse, there are many reasons to come forward. The legal system gives you an opportunity to confront your issues and finally exert power over those who abused you.

    Lewcon serves as a special consultant and victim advocate for the Law Office of Tahira Khan Merritt. He is not a lawyer but his experience as a survivor makes him an invaluable resource for our law firm. When he was a teenager, Dave was sexually abused and exploited by a Catholic priest. Because of his own experiences as a victim whose trust was betrayed by a religious authority figure, Dave brings compassion and a confidential perspective to his role as a victim advocate for our clients

    If you suspect that your child or any other child is a victim of sexual abuse, you are required to report it to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (commonly referred to as Child Protective Services or C.P.S.) or to a law enforcement agency within 48 hours. Reporting child sexual abuse can prompt state authorities to investigate and prosecute sex offenders and protect other children.
  • Why File A Civil Suit ?

    Sexual abuse is a crime. In the criminal justice system, a judge and jury can convict perpetrators. The court can require incarceration, restitution and registration as a sex offender. These consequences penalize the past actions of the perpetrator. A civil suit can hold offenders and contributing third parties liable for the physical, mental and emotional damage a victim has suffered and will continue to suffer.

    Information and self-care is important for survivors. As a victim, you can feel isolated. Empower yourself and get the help you need. You are not alone.

For information on additional cases that Attorney Tahira Khan Merritt has successfully resolved on behalf of survivors of abuse, please refer to this link and you will be redirected to a list of cases she has litigated.  There you will have access to the database records, where you could find individuals by name.  If the individual is not included in the database because he or she is associated with another religion, school or institution, please see one or two key links listed directly below the name of that individual



Write a Review

by Parents of abuse victim on The Law Office of Tahira Khan Merritt P.L.L.C

I am the parent of a child who was sexually abused at 16 by the youth pastor and his brother. We went to another lawyer first ... and they had... VIEW MORE


Contact Us

Please take the time to view the list of clerics identified by the Texas Bishops who have deemed “credibly accused” of abusing minors. If your perpetrator is on this list, contact law enforcement. You can also contact our law office for more information.

Confidentiality and Compassion 

Tahira Khan Merritt P.L.L.C represents clients throughout Texas and the United States.  She also co-counsels with attorneys as needed. When you are ready to discuss your legal options, you may also send us your information by completing our confidential form online at Our clients also have access to our Victim Advocate , who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

Visit us on Social Media

Search our site

© 2017 by TKM P.L.L.C All rights reserved | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Site Map