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Spencer Tyler Merk

Car accident Attorney at Newport, KY

4.5   8 reviews

also known as Spencer Merk

  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 8 years
    Ohio - OH 9 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Spencer

Learn Spencer’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    10 years, 413 cases

  2. Trucking accident

    10 years, 110 cases

  3. Personal injury

    10 years, 85 cases

Spencer Merk was born and raised in the Cincinnati area and began his career with a local injury firm in December of 2013. Soon after he opened his own firm with fellow attorney, Eric Gile, Merk & Gile, PLC. Spencer graduated Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky in 2011 with a business marketing degree.

Spencer then received his law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2014, and was placed on the Dean’s list for his academic achievements. Spencer is also a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Ohio Bar association, Kentucky Bar Association, and Louisville Bar Association.

Spencer gained wide-ranging experience in the practice of criminal law while working as a Limited Licensed Intern at the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, as well as the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office. During his time at the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, Spencer was successful as lead counsel on seven jury trials. After his criminal defense experience, Spencer began his personal injury career at a local injury law firm as a clerk and then was hired as an associate attorney that focused on the litigation side of the practice. After 4 years with that firm, he started his own practice and has quadrupled the size of it in 5 years.

Spencer is now using his skills and knowledge to fight for client’s rights and interests in the courtroom, in personal injury matters. I strive to efficiently provide compensation. Our team puts your financial needs first. We are not afraid to file a lawsuit if your insurance company won’t give you a fair settlement.

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Merk & Gile, Injury Attorneys
639 Washington Ave.
Newport, KY, 41071
Merk and Gile, Injury Attorneys
8041 Hosbrook Road
Cincinnati, OH, 45236
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Posted by Kimberly | July 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
It was a pleasure working with Merk and Gile. They were quick to respond when I reached out initially, helped walk us through the process, and by the end helped us get a great settlement for auto injury case. We had to work together through this COVID crisis and they still were easy to get in contact with and helped to resolve our issue. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Marie | May 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I met Mr. Spencers Merkel byway of another law firm. Mr Merk took my case on as if it was personal to him. The outcome of my case was much more favorable than I ever expected. I really appreciate Mr.Merk , Haley and all the staff the played a role in ,y favorable outcome. Thank you Mr. Merk.
Response from Spencer Merk May 7, 2018
Marie, Thank you for placing your trust in myself, as well as the Levy Law Offices. Please let me know if you ever need legal help in the future!
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
contract dispute
Spencer promptly and professionally settled a contract dispute we had. My husband contacted him, and within days we received a check for the money owed to us.
Posted by Tjuana | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Program Coordinator
I was the passenger in a multi-car accident. My Chiropractor connected me with Mr. Merk, who worked tirelessly on my case for almost two years. Mr. Merk was determined to achieve a fair and acceptable resolution. He was extremely helpful from day one in April 2016. Mr. Merk remained in contact with me and provided me details regarding my case throughout the entire process. He provided me clear and honest feedback while encouraging me not to settle for anything less than the best. Mr. Merk is a man of integrity, he refused to accept more than I received in my settlement. He thoroughly explained the law information in terms I could understand. I felt blessed to have Mr. Merk represent me, not only is he a great Attorney he is a great teacher of the law concerning car accidents. I truly appreciate the law counsel of Mr. Merk and would recommend him to anyone in need of an Attorney.
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Response from Spencer Merk March 8, 2018
Thank you very much for the kind word, Tjuana. Let me know if you ever need anything in the future!
Posted by Jordan | December 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Go levy law Offices!
I am proud to say that I am satisfied and happy with choosing levy law offices and (Spencer Merk) to represent me regarding my auto accident and injury case. I was fairly compensated due to the efforts of my lawyer Spencer Merk and well informed of all the financials in play. The process was that was required to handle my case was thoroughly explained before I had to sign any contracts. If I had any questions, they were handled with care and concern. If you have a valid situation regarding and auto injury or insurance claim and need legal assistance, I would recommend without a doubt, levy law offices. Don’t deal with the insurance company yourself if you are uncertain of how to handle the situation, just reach out to Attorney, Spencer Merk, who works for levy law offices and he will try his best to assist you and get you the best settlement based on the circumstances of your situation. Also, Spencer Merk is not just limited to handling Auto Cases, there are many other case types he can handle or he can provide you with the information you need that may help you be on your way to legal success. Go levy law Offices!
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Response from Spencer Merk March 8, 2018
I appreciate the kind review! Let me know if you ever need any legal help in the future!
Posted by Mallori | March 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend Spencer for your case! He is very professional, courteous, and kept in contact with me throughout the entire process! I was never kept in the dark about anything and he answered every question I had. Thank you Spencer!
Response from Spencer Merk March 8, 2018
I appreciate the positive review! Let me know if you ever need any legal help in the future!
Posted by Yolonda | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's Great
Got Mr.Merk through my car accident did research and fitting out he did criminal as well..he keeps me up to date and very understanding cool guy ....
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I’ve been treated unfairly and they have showed me here that they don’t care about me at all. I’ve been lied to by Eric for his own benefit. And Spencer has told me multiple times that he doesn’t do certain things if somebody totaled my car and they paid zero dollars for it isn’t that illegal wouldn’t you care. I highly recommend avoiding this place I will be contacting the Bar Association. I hired this attorney and he treated me with disrespect did not care about my well-being at all.
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  • Contingency 15%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Merk & Gile, PLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Limited Licensed Intern
  • Kenton County Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Limited Licensed Intern
  • Hamilton County Public Defenders Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Levy Law Offices
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Limited Licensed Intern
  • Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Schwartz, Manes, Ruby, & Slovin
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Limited Licensed Extern
  • Jefferson County Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Dearborn County Supreme Court II
  • 2012 - 2012
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  • Northern Kentucky University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Kentucky
  • BS - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Severely injured elderly woman
  • Settled out of court for limits
  • Wrongful Death in Kentucky
  • Settled during litigation


  • American Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • 2012
  • Judge Ronald Panioto Scholarship
  • Judge Ronald Panioto
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse Spencer
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Spencer for a long time, and two things have remained consistent: his strong work ethic and his engaging personality. Both qualities are essential for putting clients at ease and getting them the right results. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Spencer for any criminal or personal injury/auto matters. Spencer very knowledgeable and is also a zealous advocate."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Spencer for several years and have no reservations saying that he is an exceptional attorney who fights for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who will put his clients' interests above all else and achieve the best possible results."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"As a co-worker, I can personally attest to Spencer's dedicated work ethic and his ability to problem solve -- I endorse this lawyer and recommend Spencer for anyone in need of a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Spencer Merk is a phenomenal rising attorney in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. He has trial experience and extensive working knowledge of the legal system. I would strongly recommend Spencer as an attorney in a personal injury or criminal defense matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Merk is tireless worker for his clients. He has an excellent work ethic and makes himself available. Spencer is dedicated, intelligent, and understands how to work well in the courtroom. He is an attorney with your time."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Spencer is a passionate, talented, and charismatic attorney. As his co-worker, we've worked together on countless matters. He has a very client-centered style of representation, and goes above and beyond to get top results for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Having known and supervised Spencer in his legal career for the past few years, I have seen him go over and above to fight for his clients' rights. He does not accept no as an answer and will push any insurance adjuster to be fair in settling and negotiating claims."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Very hard-working and does everything in his power to further his clients' rights and best interests. Also extremely knowledgeable in all areas of personal injury law."
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