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Ryan Mergl is a former prosecutor and respected trial attorney.  He represents clients throughout Pennsylvania and in the United States Federal Courts


Awards & Recognition

Super Lawyers selected Mergl to their list as a Rising Star, noting his high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, he is a Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney in Pennsylvania as named by the Association of American Trial Lawyers, and Pittsburgh Magazine named Mergl one of Western Pennsylvania’s "40 Under 40”.


Mergl is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. A graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, Mergl holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Film Studies from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a diploma from Sharon High School.


Before opening his law practice, Mergl interned at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and spent two years at the Duquesne University Legal Clinic helping US Veterans obtain benefits and providing free legal services to to indigent clients and non-profit organizations.


Community Service

For fifteen years, Mergl has served as a volunteer firefighter, training and testing enough to become a Nationally Certified Pro Board Fire Fighter. He has experience in interior firefighting, search and rescue diving, vehicle extrication, hazmat operations, incident safety, truck company operations, emergency service management, emergency vehicle operations, structure collapse procedures, CPR, First Aid, and RIT - Rapid Intervention Teams trained to rescue fellow firefighters if ever they become trapped.

In addition to firefighting, Mergl sits on the board of directors for the Pittsburgh Metro FOOLs,(Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society), a regional organization that provides training and line-of-duty death support to others in the fire service, and is a former advisory board member for the Butler County Community College Paramedic & EMT Program.

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