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Austin was born and raised in Georgia. Before becoming an attorney, Austin spent four years as a senior legal assistant at a local Atlanta personal injury law firm.  Austin spent his first years as an attorney with one of Georgia's largest personal injury law firms.  Austin is now the managing partner of Merck Law, LLC fighting for clients who have been wronged by the negligence of others.

He graduated from the Georgia State University Honors College in Atlanta, Georgia, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics with Honors Recognition. While there, he was placed on the President’s List and the Dean’s List multiple times, and received the 1913 Founders Award. He had the privilege of being accepted into the Golden Key International Honor Society, the Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society, the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.  He then attended the Georgia State University College of Law where he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence.  Austin has recovered millions of dollars fighting for hundreds of clients who have been civilly wronged by the negligent and intentional acts of others.

He is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar of South Carolina.



Merck was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  Merck has always believed that people deserve excellent representation.

Merck graduated from Lakeside High School in 1978 and Emory University in 1982 with a B.A. in Mathematics.  He went on to attend Georgia State University Law School where he graduated in 1985 with the first graduating class.  Merck was admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia in 1985.

Merck’s practice focuses on Corporate Law, Civil Litigations, and Probate Law. He has litigated cases in both State and Superior Courts throughout the Metro-Atlanta area. He has also appeared in front of the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals on numerous appellate cases.

He is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia.  Merck is licensed in all of Georgia’s Magistrate, State, and Superior Courts and is licensed in Georgia's Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.  In his spare time, Merck enjoys coaching, playing soccer, and teaching.

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