Merlin Law Group Announces Honors for Firm Attorneys

Tampa, FL (August 10, 2010) – Merlin Law Group®, a firm focused on property insurance law and advocating for the policyholder both in and outside of the courtroom, is pleased to announce several honors recently bestowed on a number of the firm’s attorneys.

• Merlin Law Group’s President and Founder William F. “Chip” Merlin, Jr. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 in the field of insurance law.

• Mr. Merlin was also selected for inclusion as one of Tampa Bay’s Best Lawyers as published in Tampa Bay Magazine and once again to Super Lawyers® for 2010.

• Similar honors were bestowed on Attorney Donna DeVaney, as she was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star® and also in the selection by Tampa Bay Magazine as one of Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers.

• Attorney David Pettinato was chosen by his colleagues as one of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal EliteTM 2010. Additionally, Mr. Pettinato was joined by fellow Merlin Law Group attorney Craig Kubiak to hold significant positions within the American Association of Justice. Mr. Pettinato is Chair Elect for the Insurance Law Section’s 2010 – 2011 session, and Mr. Kubiak will serve as Secretary of the Bad Faith Litigation Group

• Attorney Corey Harris, through his membership in the Florida Justice Association, was asked to serve on the board of the Florida Consumer Network Action.

• Attorney Jeremy Tyler was recognized by the Florida Supreme Court for exceptional performance on the February 2010 Florida Bar Exam.

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. It provides legal services related to insurance claim presentation, insurance coverage litigation and insurance bad faith issues. Merlin Law Group has offices in Tampa, Coral Gables, and West Palm Beach, FL, and Houston, TX.

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