Zachary S. Merkle, Associate

Zachary Merkle

Biography

Zach Merkle joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2017. He practices in Business Litigation, generally focusing on commercial, real-estate and employment litigation. Zach is a member of the Appellate and Complex Litigation teams, where he regularly handles state and federal appeals.

Zach graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and then Saint Louis University School of Law. In law school, he interned for the Hon. David Hylla, Chief Judge in Madison County, Illinois and the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. Zach also served on SLU’s Law Review and worked in the Legal Clinic.

After law school, Zach clerked two years for the Hon. Kurt S. Odenwald of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, before joining the Firm.

Outside the office, Zach is happiest with his wife, dog and two young kids – the (winning) Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Blues or Newcastle United on in the background.

Background

Education

Zach earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law where he graduated cum laude, in addition to being on the Dean’s List.

He is admitted to practice law in the states of Missouri and Illinois.

BIOGRAPHY

Zach Merkle joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2017 as an associate. A graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law, Zach served as a law clerk for The Hon. Kurt S. Odenwald of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District for two years.

While at Saint Louis University, Zach worked as a student attorney in the Saint Louis University Legal Clinic, handling unemployment appeals, crime victim compensation claims and other matters.

Zach also served as an intern with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office and for The Hon. David Hylla, Chief Judge in Madison County, Illinois.

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