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Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A.

Harbourtown - Suite 39913 Gulf Breeze ParkwayGulf Breeze, FL 32561
Phones: 850-733-8997
866-416-4412
Fax: 850-916-9787
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Florida Boating Accident Injury Lawyer/North Florida's First Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Attorney   Representing private individuals and their families nationwide and throughout the world in their claims for wrongful death, brain injuries, back injuries, career-ending injuries, or other serious injuries.

    Call for an Initial Consultation at No Charge Toll-Free: 877-912...

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Florida Boating Accident Injury Lawyer/North Florida's First Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Attorney
   Representing private individuals and their families nationwide and throughout the world in their claims for wrongful death, brain injuries, back injuries, career-ending injuries, or other serious injuries.

    Call for an Initial Consultation at No Charge

Toll-Free: 877-912-4100
Nationwide
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At the Florida law firm of John W. Merting, P.A. , Attorney at Law, we represent the interests of private individuals and their families nationwide and throughout the world in their claims for wrongful death, brain injuries, career-ending injuries, or other serious injuries. Many of these cases or claims are maritime in nature, while others cover a full range of plaintiff's cases.

We are dedicated to representing clients in the areas of:

Admiralty and Maritime Law
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Recreational Boat / Jet Ski Injuries
Personal Watercraft / Diving Injuries
Jones Act Cases
Offshore/Oil Rig/Tug/Barge Injuries
Cruise Ship Injuries
Significant Injury and Death Cases
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Railroad Injuries (FELA)
Death on the High Seas Claims
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Claims
Cargo and Salvage Claims
Workers Compensation

John Merting is the first Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime attorney in the entire Florida Panhandle, and he has been consulted and retained in maritime matters by various attorneys and individuals over the years. Mr. Merting has litigated claims of seamen injured in the Gulf of Alaska, the Singapore Straits, off the Coast of Africa, throughout the Gulf of Mexico as well as on the Mississippi River, and other rivers and inland waters of the U.S., including the Inter-Coastal Waterway.

Our firm also has over four decades of experience representing the victims of other types of serious personal injuries, including claims related to wrongful death and work-related accidents.

While Florida is a prime tourist destination, some visitors have the unfortunate experience of being in an accident while visiting our state. In addition to determining the party whose negligence was responsible for causing the accident, representation of such visitors requires close coordination of insurance laws between different states and even foreign countries. Our firm has significant experience with coordinating these laws and helping out-of-state and foreign visitors recover for the injuries they sustained in Florida .

Due to Mr. Merting's recognized expertise in Admiralty and Maritime matters, as well as his decades of experience in all complex personal injury cases, our firm frequently receives referrals from other attorneys, including both local as well as out-of-state counsel. Mr. Merting, through his more than 40 years of professional experience and his active memberships in numerous professional organizations, has developed an extensive network of attorneys at prominent firms nationwide and overseas who are available as co-counsel to assist in the prosecution of claims, if warranted.

Mr. Merting headed the annual Maritime seminar hosted by the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, and is only the second plaintiff's attorney to be elected Chairman of this professional organization of some 650 maritime lawyers and other maritime industry representatives in its 40+ year history.

Call or Email Us for an Initial Consultation at No Charge

Phone: 850-916-9645
877-912-4100 (toll-free Nationwide)

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Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A.
Board Certified Maritime Injury Lawyer

Representing private individuals and their families nationwide and throughout the world in their claims for wrongful death, catastrpophic, career ending, or other serious injuries.  Our Pensacola area law firm serves mariners throughout the Gulf Coast in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and up the Mississippi River.

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Practice Areas
Traumatic Brain InjuriesAdmiralty & Maritime LawDeath on the High Seas ClaimsJones Act and Unseaworthiness ClaimsLongshore and Harbor Workers' ClaimsOffshore / Oil Rig / Tug / Barge InjuriesPersonal Injury -- PlaintiffRecreational Boating / Jet Ski InjuriesWrongful Death
Honors
Florida Super Lawyers 2006-2010, 2015, 2016Florida Bar - Recipient of the President's 2000 Pro Bono Service Award for the First Judicial CircuitNational Trial Lawyers / Brain Injury AssociationMartindale-Hubbell - Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersChairman - Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, 2005 - Present Proctor in Admiralty - Maritime Law Association of the U.S.Million Dollar Advocates FormNational Trial Lawyers / Top 100 LawyersAV Rating - Martindale-Hubbell
Published Works
Cross-Examination of Medical Experts, Handling Accident Cases, Albert Averbach, Supplement, 1993Update on Handling Federal Tort Claims, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Breckenridge, Colorado, 1994Structured Settlements, Annual Seminar, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Savannah, Georgia, 1995Admiralty Law and Marine Insurance Consideration for Plaintiff Attorneys, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Seminar, 1997Boat Insurance - A Checklist, Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, Pensacola, Florida, 2000Admiralty Law Considerations for Personal Injury Attorneys, Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, The Summation, National Internet CLE, Celesq, Inc., 2000Federal Tort Claims Act Practice and Procedure, National Internet CLE, Celesq, Inc., 2000Maritime Law Update, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2001Maritime Insurance - A Checklist and Other Legal Issues, Pensacola Yacht Club, Pensacola, FL, 2001Medicare Set-Asides - What You Must Know Before You Settle, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Annual Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 2003Maritime Insurance - A Checklist and Other Legal Issues, Fort Walton Power Squadron, 2002Maritime Insurance - A Checklist and Other Legal Issues, Pensacola Power Squadron, 2003Limiting Your Liability as a Surveyor in the High Seas of Litigation With Suggestions on Today's Marine Insurance Market that will be Value for all Boat Owners, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) Regional Meeting, Panama City Beach, Florida, 2003Navigating in the Treacherous Waters of Medicare Liens (Secondary Payer Issues) and Medicare Set Asides, Sterling Education Services Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, Pensacola, Florida, 2010Navigating in the Swill of the BP Spill of Medicare Liens (Secondary Payer Issues) and Medicare Set-Asides in Maritime Liability Claims, Southeastern Admirality Law Institute Annual Seminar, Charleston, South Carolina, 2010Medicare Set-Asides in Liability Cases from the Perspective of a Plaintiff's Attorney, Tulane Law School's Admirality Law Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana , 2011Boating Accidents: A Personal Injury Primer, National Business Institute, Teleconference, 2013Representing the Brain Injured Client from the Perspective of a Plaintiff's Attorney, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Annual Seminar, Point Clear, Alabama, 2015
Representative Clients
Pensacola Yacht Club
People
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Merting, John W. (Sole Practitioner since 1968)
Fees
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Office Information
Address
Harbourtown - Suite 39913 Gulf Breeze ParkwayGulf Breeze, FL 32561
Office Hours
8:30AM - 5PM M-Thur; 8:30AM - 3PM Fri
Phone
850-733-8997866-416-4412
Fax
850-916-9787
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