Ryan A. Mergl, Esq., 30 (Attorney, Mergl Law; Firefighter, Peebles District Volunteer Fire Co.)

Ryan A. Mergl, Esq., 30 (Attorney, Mergl Law; Firefighter, Peebles District Volunteer Fire Co.)

“I change lives at the scene of an emergency, as a volunteer or in the courtroom,” says Ryan Mergl. As a volunteer firefighter, he responds to calls for help in the North Hills with Peebles District Volunteer Fire Co. He’s also president of Pittsburgh Metro FOOLS (Fraternal Order of Leatherhead Society), a chapter of a national organization dedicated to community service and ongoing training for firefighters. As a lawyer, Mergl owns his own practice in Pine Township and helps clients in criminal and civil matters. “I am their voice,” he says. “The outcome will change the course of the next several years of their lives for the better when I do my job well.”

Photo by Laura Petrilla

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