Jeffrey J. Merrick is a professional interventionist and criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, California. He is an alternative sentencing specialist and a member of the Network of Independent Interventionists (NII). He is a graduate cum laude of the University of San Diego School of Law, a practicing member of the California Bar since 1990 and a former trial lawyer for a national law firm. Jeffrey specializes in the defense of mental health, drug and alcohol-related cases. His expertise is in care advocacy and alternative sentencing through the courts.