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John W Merting

John W Merting

Personal Injury and Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer
John W. Merting, P.A.
Gulf Breeze, FL
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Attorney Biography

John W. Merting is an attorney in Gult Breeze, FL. He is the first Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Law attorney in the entire Florida Panhandle. He is only the second plaintiff's lawyer to be elected Chairman of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury (50%)
Admiralty and Maritime Law (50%)

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing


University of Virginia School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law

University of Virginia School of Law
LL.B - Bachelor of Laws

Florida State University
BA - Bachelor of Arts

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Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Admiralty & Maritime Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


The Maritime Law Association of the United States
The Maritime Law Association of the United States

Florida Justice Association
Sustaining Member
Florida Justice Association

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John W Merting
John W. Merting, P.A.
913 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Office: 850-916-9645
Fax: 850-916-9787

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Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Board Certified in Admiralty Law -

Florida Board Certification in Admiralty or Maritime Law - For Florida's board specialty certification program, the term "Admiralty and Maritime Law" is defined to include the "distinct and separate practice of law dealing with the corpus of rules, concepts, and legal practices governing vessels, the shipping industry, the carrying of goods and passengers by water as well as related maritime concepts."

Florida lawyers certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization must meet certain minimum standards for admiralty and maritime law certification in Florida are set out in Rule 6-17.3.

Those standards include the practice of law for at least 5 years (4 years with an LL.M. in admiralty law, ocean law, maritime law or a related field), substantial involvement in the practice of admiralty and maritime law (35% or more during each of the 3 years immediately preceding application), and the completion of 50 hours of approved admiralty and maritime law certification continuing legal education in the 3 years immediately preceding application. The attorney certified in admiralty and maritime law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.

Nonprofit Organizations

Florida Justice Association -

The FJA is a professional association that advocates for fair access to Florida's civil court system and works support and educate attorneys who protect the rights of plaintiffs seeking justice. Many of the top personal injury and civil trial lawyers in , belong to this respected non-profit organization.

Maritime Law Association of the United States -

Established in 1899, the Maritime Law Association (MLA) seeks appropriate reforms and uniform interpretation in maritime law, which is the body of law that governs legal controversies and criminal offenses on the high seas.