Merve Ocak focuses her practice in medical malpractice defense. She defends hospitals and other health care facilities against malpractice claims, and counsels clients on ways to avoid litigation exposure.
As an undergrad, she committed to a career in law following an experience interpreting legal documents and translating in court for non-English speaking members of her community. Being fluent in both Turkish and English helped Merve bridge an accessibility gap while also giving her exposure to the fascinating courtroom dynamics between judges, attorneys, and other parties.
After completing her bachelor’s degree, Merve worked in a support role for a law firm where she nurtured her interest and expanded her experience in several areas of law. Convinced that a career in law was right for her, she began law school and earned her Juris Doctor from Widener University – Delaware Law School in 2020.
While in law school, she participated in many complementary activities to her legal education. Most notably, she worked as a staff editor for the Widener Law Review; took part in the Distinguished Jurist Competition through the Moot Court Honor Society; and served as president of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. She also received the James J. Manderino Trial Advocacy Award from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
Included in her impressive law school career, Merve completed an internship at the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. This placement provided her with the opportunity to conduct preliminary hearings in front of district judges and get a little pre-trial experience. Litigation perfectly suited Merve’s need to practice her passion actively. Before joining Parker McCay, she also completed a clerkship with the Honorable Mark K. Chase in the Camden County Hall of Justice.
Merve and her husband, Jim, currently live in Delaware. She enjoys traveling, trying new food, and spending time with her family and friends.
News & Speaking Engagements
- September 7, 2021
- Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Mark K. Chase, J.S.C., Camden County Hall of Justice, Camden, NJ (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)
- Widener University Law School (J.D. 2020)
- Rutgers University (B.A. in English Literature, 2015)
- New Jersey