Firm Overview

At the Florida Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., we represent the interests of private citizens throughout the United States in claims involving admiralty and maritime law, catastrophic injuries, career-ending injuries, and wrongful death. With more than 40 years of experience helping hundreds of clients get the compensation they deserve, John Merting can also help anyone in the areas of:

As the first Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Law attorney in the entire Florida Panhandle, John Merting been consulted or retained in maritime matters by various governmental entities. Due to Mr. Merting's recognized maritime law experience, he has been appointed as a mediator by federal judges, and he has received many referrals for complex admiralty and maritime law matters by lawyers throughout the United States. As further recognition of his experience in the field of maritime law, Mr. Merting has also been selected by agreement of private attorneys to mediate complex maritime death and serious injury claims. He has successfully mediated a triple death case arising from asphyxiation aboard a vessel, and multiple cases of serious injuries occurring on oil rigs and vessels. The attorneys retaining Mr. Merting's services as mediator practice in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and throughout Florida.

Mr. Merting holds an AV rating (the highest possible rating) from Martindale-Hubbell, which is a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

A native of Pensacola, Florida, John W. Merting has been in practice in the Pensacola area continuously since 1968. He is a three-time director of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, and was elected Chairman for 2005, becoming only the second plaintiff's lawyer to serve in this capacity in the Institute's 40-year history. Mr. Merting's reputation and accomplishments brought him an invitation to the Academy of Trial Advocacy (formerly the Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys), an honor given to less than 300 lawyers in the entire United States, and one of only 9 attorneys in Florida. He has also been selected to be included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™, the definitive guide to America's leading lawyers and law firms. He also has received an award from the Florida Bar Association for his pro bono work.

Able to Assist Tourists from Across the World

Florida is, of course, a prime tourist destination. When visitors to Florida are injured in an accident, the resulting litigation can involve close coordination of insurance laws between different states and even foreign countries. Our lawyer has significant experience coordinating both foreign and United States maritime law and personal injury law to help tourists recover compensation for injuries they sustained in Florida.

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Please feel free to contact our maritime and boating accident injury lawyer today to discuss a claim anywhere in the United States. Our admiralty and maritime law attorney represents clients nationwide and throughout the world who have been injured at sea. Our Pensacola area law firm serves mariners throughout the Gulf Coast in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, the Mississippi River, and the Intracoastal Waterway.