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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. In addition to her continued areas of practice, 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.

    Ms. Merlo is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories, legal ability and general ethical standards.

    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 Court – Southern and Middle Districts of Florida


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

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

    -Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated – AV Preeminent


    Professional Memberships
    -The Florida Bar

    -Florida Defense Lawyers Association

    -Defense Research Institute (DRI)

    -Miami Dade Bar Association

    -American Bar Association
        -Torts and Insurance Law Section

    -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