Attorney Spencer Merk is a founding partner with the Merk & Gile, PLC, law firm in Newport, Kentucky. A top-rated trial attorney with more than five years of legal experience, Mr. Merk currently focuses his practice primarily on personal injury law; however, he has extensive experience with criminal defense as well.
Whether representing clients with their personal injury or criminal law matters, Mr. Merk provides outstanding, customized counsel and support as he works hard to protect his clients\' rights and interests throughout all legal proceedings. Over the course of his career, he has earned a reputation for the personalized attention he gives to each case he handles, and he has achieved a long record of success both at trial and during negotiations.
Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Merk has received numerous accolades from his peers along with many positive review and referrals from his satisfied clients. While in law school, he worked as a Limited Licensed Intern with the Kenton County and Jefferson County Attorney\'s Offices, and he served as Public Defender in Hamilton County. All of these experiences provided him with a wealth of knowledge and insight into the area\'s criminal justice system, making him all the more effective at defending those he serves.
A 2011 cum laude graduate of the University of Kentucky, Mr. Merk obtained his Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2014, where he was a Dean\'s List scholar and recipient of the Judge Ronald Panioto Scholarship. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the Southern District of Ohio.
Active in his legal community, he is a member of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Ohio Association for Justice, among his other professional affiliations.