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Law Firm Overview

Let Us Put Our Years of Experience, Training and Expertise Representing Injured Victims’ Cases to Work for You

At The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., we always put our clients first. Our attorneys have devoted their entire 60 plus years of combined experience to helping injured workers fight employers, and large insurance companies, who seek to deny and/or delay their benefits.

Longshoreman Lawyers &
Maritime Lawyers

Our attorneys have helped several hundreds of contractors and/or longshoremen pursue claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and we have assisted several hundreds of workers who have been injured on the job under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act .

Our maritime background in representing longshoremen has also lead us into the field of Jones Act negligence cases.

We have also helped numerous clients who have suffered a personal injury either as a result of a third party case in a work-related accident or through the general negligence of a third party.

Defense Base Act Lawyers

Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. can handle your Defense Base Act case if you were injured in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Kuwait or anywhere in the world.

We represent clients from around the world, including Australia, England, Ireland, Macedonia, Costa Rica, Canada, Puerto Rico and any state of the U.S., including Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, New York, Virginia, Ohio, Minnesota, West Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska.

We also handle longshore cases throughout the country, Florida compensation cases and negligence cases throughout the State of Florida.

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers

The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. has a reputation and a history of working effectively and efficiently for men and women who have been injured on the job.

Mr. Clifford Mermell, Esq., the Law Firm’s founding member, has been Florida Bar Board Certified in workers’ compensation law since 1995. He has handled the trials of more than 100 injured workers, passed a rigorous state-wide exam, has been substantially and continuously involved in the subject area, and is recognized as an expert in the field by his peers and the Judges of Workers’ Compensation Claims.

We Believe in Contributing to Injured Victims

  • We support educational scholarships for children of injured workers.
  • Additionally, our entire staff is bilingual and offers personal service to Spanish-speaking clients.
  • Our attorneys provide personal, individualized service. We consider it our obligation to help working families keep moving forward, no matter what obstacle may presently be in their way.

Fighting for You from Beginning to End

We know the ins and outs of the Defense Base Act, 42 U.S.C. 1651, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. 901 et. seq. and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, F.S. 440 et. seq.

Each of these areas are extremely specialized. If you have been injured under any of the above conditions, you need a lawyer with the experience and reputation to effectively handle your case.

Because we care about your rights, our firm is committed to representing you from the beginning to the end of your legal matter, no matter what that entails to secure them.

If you are an injured employee who has been wrongfully denied your benefits, we are prepared to proceed to trial and handle your appeals. We have a tremendous success rate at the appellate level. It is our compassion for working men and women that inspires us to fight.

Compassion and Experience

Mr. Mermell established the firm over 20 years ago for the sole purpose of promoting the rights of injured workers. He and his partner, Mr. David Pacheco, Esq., have devoted their entire professional lives to assisting injured workers at all stages of their cases.

We understand that big insurance companies and corporations feel they have an advantage over an injured party. We can speak for you, and we can fight back!

Please visit Verdicts & Settlements to view a few of our many excellent results obtained for our clients.

Over 6000 Claims

filed on behalf of injured workers.

Including claims of injured workers under the Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and Florida Workers' Compensation Act. We are experienced workers' comp attorneys, with a proven track record of securing excellent results for injured workers, for more than 20 years.

Call us now to discuss your case, a free consultation, no obligations!  305-595-3350

Get Your Free Case Consultation

If you would like to get a FREE evaluation on your Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act,  Florida Workers' Compensation Act, or any other injury case, please provide us with your specific details.

We are committed to each of our clients. We vow to serve you and your case to the best of our abilities.

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