Spencer Merk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Newport, KY

Merk & Gile, PLC
 | 526 York St, Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 513-548-5693
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)


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Attorney Profile

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.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (90%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Criminal Defense (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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Rising Stars: 2020

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About Spencer Merk

Admitted: 2015, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.merkandgilelaw.com/about/spencer-merk/


  • 40 Under 40 , The National Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers welcomed me as one of the Top 40 Under 40 organization for 2019. This award is given to a select 40 Civil Plaintiff's attorneys in Kentucky that are under the age of 40. This is a prestigious award and it is an honor to be apart of such a fine selection of attorneys, 2019
  • Dean's List, Continuously placed on the Dean's List for his outstanding academic performance, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Louisville Bar Association, Member
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Member
  • State of Ohio Bar, 2014
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky Bar, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2017
  • United State District Court of the Southern District of Ohio, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Worked with the blind in assisting them with everyday tasks through Be my Eyes, 2019
  • Worked with underprivileged members in the community to offer 70 hours of pro bono representation, 2018
  • Provided over 50 hours of pro bono legal assistance to the underprivileged members of my community, 2017


  • $260,000 for a gentleman involved in a truck accident who sustained serious injuries, 2017
  • $150,000 settlement for an elderly lady who shattered her elbow and broke her ankle in a head-on collision, 2018
  • $97,731 settlement for a minor who needed lip surgery due to a motor vehicle accident, 2018


Educational Background:

  • University Of Kentucky, B.A., Marketing, 2011 - Cum Laude
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Office Location for Spencer Merk

526 York St
Newport, KY 41071

Phone: 513-548-5693

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Last Updated: 10/30/2019

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