The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
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2016 ARAG
American Association for Justice

Firm Overview

Professional and Effective Representation of Legal Matters in Charleston, South Carolina

W. Trey Merck has prepared and been prepared (through experience and life experiences) to help you with your legal matter at this time. Trey believes strongly in overcoming adversity, and he believes one of the main components of overcoming adversity is being granted an opportunity to succeed. The title of his essay as part of his application to law school was “Opportunity”.

Trey strongly identifies with this word as he believes he was provided with the opportunity to succeed.

Trey comes from a working class family - his father retired from work in a carpet mill, and his mother retired from work in a manufacturing plant. He initially struggled in college to figure out what he wanted to do for a living, and ultimately graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He then went on to work in criminal justice and counseling (and acquired a Master’s Degree in Counseling) before he decided to attend law school. When he attended law school, he already had a family and a number of monetary obligations. In addition, he drove for 3 hours daily to attend law school, however he finished in the top 1⁄3 of his law school class, and graduated early after only two and a half years.

Trey started his solo practice of law in August, 1998, just a few months after he was licensed. After looking at his options, he decided to engage in community legal work dealing one-on-one with individuals with such issues as employment problems, injuries both at work and otherwise, and the ongoing issues of aging and disability.

Over the last 20+ years, this has given Trey experience in a large number of practice areas too numerous to list here. He has now narrowed his areas of law to focus on his primary eight (8) practice areas including social security disability, car accidents, slip and fall accidents, employment law, workers’ compensation, products liability, probate and estates law and consumer law.

Trey also continues to take other cases in other areas of law - just call his office if you have a matter in which you need legal assistance. In addition, Trey is willing to make referrals, recommendations and suggestions for other areas of law in which he does not practice on a case-by-case basis because service to his clients and the community is, as always, his primary focus.

Focus on Helping Those with Injuries, Handicaps and Disabilities

Trey knew in law school that he was going to be a Personal Injury Lawyer - he just didn’t know the experiences he would have on this journey. He also knew when he handled his first Social Security Disability case that he was hooked. There is a great degree of satisfaction that comes from helping others.

You deserve the best. You deserve working with an experienced Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Attorney serving Charleston, South Carolina.

We offer free consultations for many practice areas and low-cost consultations for other practice areas. Please call today to discuss your specific case and schedule an appointment.

Client Reviews
“Attorney Trey Merck did a great job for me when I was going thru probate on my brother, He kept me well informed and explained things. I didn't have to pay upfront.. Everything went smoothly. He is a very nice person and I would definitely use his services again if I need to.” - Jackie
"Mr Merck helped me through the long process of medical disability. He was kind, patient, helpful, compassionate .... a very kind human being. He always went above and beyond to help me. I was so grateful for meeting him during g a difficult time in my life. I would highly recommend him to anyone." - Jody
"Trey Merck was kind and patient as he worked with me in a personal injury claim that involved myself and my husband, who died prior to settlement. He gently guided me through a process that could have been impossible for me to untangle alone. He had great organizational skills and was always available when needed.. He possess a quiet confidence that puts you at ease and assures you that he is being thorough.. I highly recommend him." - Debbie