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  • Miriam R. Merlo

    Miriam R. Merlo, a partner with Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo, has been with the firm since 2003. Prior to and after joining the firm, she has successfully tried a number of jury trials and dozens of bench trials to verdict. Moreover, Ms. Merlo’s bilingual capabilities allow her to easily work with both English speaking and Spanish speaking clients.
    Ms. Merlo has successfully defended in excess of 30 fraudulent claims which resulted in the dismissal of asserted claims, and arrest of the participating parties. She worked closely with the Department of Insurance Fraud Division in the investigation of these claims and her involvement with them assisted her in the identification of potential fraudulent lawsuits. Ms. Merlo has also been actively involved with the defense and trial of first party property claims and kept abreast of the continuously-changing laws and statutes and their effects on insurance carriers.
     

     
    Areas of Practice
    • Advertising Liability

    • Condominium & Homeowner Association Disputes

    • First-Party Construction Litigation

    • First-Party Insurance Coverage Disputes

    • Personal Injury

    • Premises Liability

    • Professional Liability

    • Sexual Abuse Defense

    • SIU Insurance Fraud Defense

     

    Admitted to Practice Law or Bar Admissions
    • All Florida Courts

    • United States Federal District Courts – Southern & Middle Districts of Florida

     

    Education
    • St. Thomas University of Law – (J.D., 1994)

    • Florida International University – (B.A., 1991)

     

    Professional Memberships
    • The Florida Bar

    • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

    • Defense Research Institute

    • Dade County Bar Association

    • American Bar Association Torts and Insurance Law Section

    • Cuban-American Bar Association

    • Dade County Defense Bar Association

    • Coral Gables Bar Association

     

    Contact Information
    420 South Dixie Highway, Third Floor
    Coral Gables, Florida 33146
    Telephone: (305) 667-0223
    Facsimile: (305) 284-9844
    Email: mmerlo@gaebemullen.com