Robert Merriken has been practicing law since 1988. Bob’s primary practice areas include general and commercial civil litigation, personal injury, real estate matters, wills & estates and representation of clients in small business matters and transactional work. Bob is currently the lead Town Attorney for the Town of Hurlock.

Bob was born in Annapolis and attended St. Michaels High School. Following high school, Bob served in the United States Coast Guard for four years and the United States Coast Guard Reserve for another eleven years. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Salisbury State College, magna cum laude, in 1984 and his J.D. in 1988 from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Bob is a member of the Maryland Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. He is a member of the Talbot County Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and a past member of the Caroline County Bar Association. Bob has served in the past as a Trustee to the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc.

Bob and his wife live in Oaklands, a community located just outside of Easton, where Bob has been the President of Oaklands Association, Inc. since 2008. Bob and his wife have one daughter. In Bob’s spare time, he enjoys working out at the Easton YMCA as well as hunting, fishing, boating, and recreational vehicle camping with friends and family.

Admission Details

  • 1988, Maryland
  • 1988, District of Columbia

Law School Attended

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Class of 1988, J.D.

University Attended

  • Salisbury State College, Class of 1984, B.A., magna cum laude


Birth Information

  • Annapolis, Maryland, 1957

Associations & Memberships

  • Talbot County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association