She relaxes while gardening and has learned that patience and consistency can take you a long way.

Dagmar Merz
Rechtsanwältin (Of Counsel)

Dagmar Merz joined LOH Rechtsanwälte as a consulting attorney (of counsel) in July 2023.

She served as a judge from 1984 until her retirement in January 2023. After working in the civil courts and at the Berlin Administrative Court, she was assigned to the Federal Administrative Court as a research assistant for two years in 1995. In 1997, she was appointed as a judge to the Berlin Higher Administrative Court; since July 2005, she has worked at the Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court. In 2009, Dagmar Merz was promoted to presiding judge at the Higher Administrative Court and headed the Second Senate of the Higher Administrative Court, which is responsible, inter alia, for regional planning, construction planning, and building regulations law. She was also Vice President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court from 2014 to January 2023.

Secretariat: Madeleine Druse
  • Born in Berlin in 1958
  • Law studies at the Free University of Berlin
  • July 1982 to 1984: Legal traineeship
  • 1984: Joined the judiciary, civil courts, and Berlin Administrative Court
  • 1995 to 1997: Research assistant at the Federal Administrative Court
  • 1997: Appointment as judge at the Berlin Higher Administrative Court
  • 2009 to January 2023: Presiding Judge of the Second Senate of the Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court
  • 2014 to January 2023: Vice President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court
  • Since September 2023: Attorney-at-law and attorney of counsel at LOH Rechtsanwälte

Languages: German, English

  • Lectures on analyses in urban land use planning, on procedural errors in the preparation of urban land use plans, and on building code law