Robin D. Merriman II was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and graduated Valedictorian from Harrodsburg High School in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. In 2010, he graduated from the University of Louisville with a double-major in Philosophy and Humanities, and a minor in Religious Studies. Mr. Merriman was awarded the Richard Campbell Smith Award, which is given to the most outstanding graduating Philosophy major at the University of Louisville. While at the University of Louisville, he was also the President of the Sigma Chi Sigma Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.
In the fall of 2010, Mr. Merriman moved to Miami, Florida, to attend law school at the University of Miami. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in the spring of 2013, magna cum laude, and is a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Merriman is also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.