Clifford R. Mermell, Esq., created the law firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. on March 1, 1996, over 17 years ago. Mr. Mermell has been the senior and managing partner of the firm since its creation. The firm was created to champion the rights of injured workers.
Mr. Mermell has been handling the claims of injured workers under the Defense Base Act and the Longshore & Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act for the past 20 years.
Mr. Mermell has represented more than 1,000 injured workers under the Defense Base Act and/or the Longshore Act and has handled those cases at every level of appeal up to the U.S. Court of Appeals. He has handled DBA claims for his clients throughout the U.S. and across the world.
Mr. Mermell has also protected the rights of injured workers under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act. He is Florida Bar Board Certified in that area and has been so certified since 1995.
He has handled the claims of over 1,000 injured workers under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act and has handled those claims successfully at every level, including appeals to the First District Court of Appeals.
Mr. Mermell graduated from the University of Colorado obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1985. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 1989.
Mr. Mermell has been admitted to practice in all courts in Florida , including the Supreme Court of Florida, since 1989. Mr. Mermell is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Mr. Mermell is fluent in English and Spanish.
Areas of PracticeDefense Base Act Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Florida Workers’ Compensation Act Personal Injury Law