Bret Merkle graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Juris Doctorate (JD Law) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Bret also graduated from the prestigious Trial Lawyers College founded by the legendary Gerry Spence and taught there as a staff instructor from 2001 thru 2004. Bret has been practicing law since 1991 specializing in civil litigation of bodily injury cases. Bret is a member of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, the South Dakota Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Bret has litigated injury cases against some of the largest law firms and the best lawyers for over 26 years consistently reaching fair results for his clients. When you come to Merkle Law Firm for your first visit, you will meet Bret himself and talk about your case. You will work with Bret personally throughout your case. He will answer your calls, emails and text messages promptly, and he will communicate with you directly. Call or text Bret on his personal cell phone anytime at (605) 351-6375.
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Bret grew up in Woonsocket, a small town in east central S.D. He is married to the love of his life, Maria, and they have 5 children. Bret is also an injury survivor. He was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him partially paralyzed and he lost his right leg below the knee. Bret and Maria wrote a book called Tragic Blessing telling their inspirational story of faith and victory over tragedy. He is a sought-after speaker and has spoken in churches, schools, prisons throughout the US for the past 20 years sharing his story of inspiration and hope. Bret’s passion to help injured people comes from his own unique personal experience living with injuries, which motivates him to pursue justice for them. You can find Tragic Blessing at www.victorywalk.org or pick up your free copy at Merkle Law Firm.