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Ryan Mergl

Mergl law
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Ryan Mergl
Mergl law

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.

At my law offices we are committed to:

  • Protecting your freedom if charged with a crime.

  • Obtaining your benefits when injured or disabled.

   • Planning your long-term care and preserving your assets.

  • Assisting you with starting and running your business.  

  • Helping your family through these difficult times.


We are focused on serving clients throughout Western Pennsylvania. Our main offices are located in Pittsburgh and Sharon, with meetings available in Butler and across Mercer County. Each client receives individualized, effective representation in an ethical, courteous, and timely manner. We focus on many aspects of law including but not limited to; criminal law, family law, domestics, business services, estates, and more!


I personally provide all clients with the dedication, service, and attention necessary to achieve the best outcome in every case, and take pride in building rewarding, lasting relationships through personal interest in each matter.

Ryan A. Mergl, Esq

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