Chip Merlin named to Super Lawyers for fifth straight year

Fifth Straight Year Honored With the Recognition

TAMPA, Fla.June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merlin Law Group, a firm focused on property insurance law and advocating for the policyholder both in and outside of the courtroom, today announced William F. "Chip" Merlin, Jr., has been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Florida for 2011. No more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. This is the fifth straight year that Mr. Merlin has been so honored.

Mr. Merlin's law practice focuses on insurance claim presentation and benefit recovery, insurance coverage, bad faith and wrongful claims conduct litigation. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, and in addition to his bar certification in Florida, he also is bar certified in MississippiTexasTennessee, the District of Columbia, and California.

A graduate of the University of Florida, School of Law in 1982 where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Review and on the Moot Court, Mr. Merlin became a member of the Florida Bar in 1983. He briefly represented insurance companies in coverage litigation, but since 1985 has dedicated his career to seeking justice for insurance policyholders in claim presentation and disputes with their insurance companies.  

Mr. Merlin is the founder and president of the Merlin Law Group, which concentrates its practice to the representation of commercial, governmental, residential, and private policyholders. Merlin Law Group maintains offices in TampaCoral Gables, and West Palm Beach, Florida. It additionally has offices in Houston, TexasDenver, Colorado, and Los Angeles, California.

About Merlin Law Group®

Merlin Law Group focuses on insurance law with a mission to provide efficient and effective legal counsel, service, and advocacy to insurance policyholders and claimants. The firm provides legal services related to insurance claim presentation, insurance coverage litigation, and insurance bad faith issues.  Merlin Law Group has offices in TampaCoral Gables, andWest Palm Beach, FLHouston, TXDenver, CO, and Los Angeles, CA. The firm handles commercial, governmental, condominium, and residential insurance loss cases across the nation.  

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About Super Lawyers®

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phrased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independents research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991, and by 2009 the rating service had expanded nationwide. In February 2010,Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.


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