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Longshore, Defense Base Act & Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

60+ Years of Experience Achieving Exceptional Results for Injured Workers

The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A.

Dedicated to the representation of injured workers under the Defense Base Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act.

Over 2,000 injured workers’ cases
Over 6,000 claims filed on behalf of injured workers

Over 2,000 mediations on behalf of injured workers

Over 200 injured workers’ cases taken to trial
Over 3,000 claims of injured workers under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act
Over 60 years of combined attorney experience in assisting injured workers
Over $150,000,000 obtained in benefits and/or settlements for our clients during the past 20 years

You can rely upon our experience, knowledge, expertise and commitment to get the job done on your injury case. We are ready to go to work for you today!

Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

At The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., we are dedicated to the representation of injured workers under the Defense Base Act, 42 U.S.C.1651, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. 901 et. seq., and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, F.S. 440 et.seq. 

Expert Handling of Longshore & Defense Base Act Cases 

Our team of experienced and qualified Defense Base Act lawyers and paralegals can handle your case under the Defense Base Act and/or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act no matter where you were injured and no matter where you live.

We handle Defense Base Act injuries that occur in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Syria, South Korea, Germany, South America, Puerto Rico or anywhere overseas where the U.S. has a military defense base or where civilian contractors are injured while working to aid in the mission of the U.S. government.

Our knowledgeable Defense Base Act Lawyers have handled all types of injuries. We have handled these types of cases at every level, from the administrative level before the O.W.C.P. (Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs), through trial before an A.L.J. (Administrative Law Judge), and through appeal to the B.R.B. (Benefits Review Board) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

We know the Defense Base Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.  We have over 60 years of combined experience, representing more than 2,000 injured workers.

Our Defense Base Act Attorneys have obtained more than $150,000,000.00 in benefits and/or settlements for of our clients over the past 20 plus years. We feel very proud of this accomplishment, and we invite you to visit our Verdicts & Settlements summary, to see for yourself, the kind of results we aim to obtain for all our clients.

Have You Been Injured in the State of Florida?

If you have been injured anywhere in the state of Florida, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers and paralegals are ready to assist you.

We will quickly and efficiently handle your case under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act.

We will push your case straight to court in a streamlined manner to put benefits in your hands now when you need them.

Once we secure your benefits, we can push for a mediation to try to obtain a favorable lump sum cash settlement for your case. We have a proven record obtaining substantial Verdicts & Settlements for our clients under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act.

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Let us put our reputation, experience, and proven track record to work for you. Let’s talk 305-595-3350

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We Represent You and Your DBA Case Anywhere You Live

Our seasoned Defense Base Act Attorneys handle cases for U.S. citizens and foreign nationals anywhere in the world. Our clients are from every state in the country, and from any country in the world.

United States

Arizona • California • Colorado • Georgia • Florida • Louisiana • Michigan • Mississippi • Nevada • New York • North Carolina • Ohio • South Carolina • Tennessee •  Texas • Virginia • West Virginia

Europe

England • Germany • Ireland • Kosovo • Macedonia • Spain • Wales

The Rest of the World

Australia • Costa Rica • New Zealand • Anywhere in the world

Practice Areas

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

Defense Base Act

Florida Workers' Compensation Act

Maritime Law / Jones Act

Our Partners

Clifford Mermell

Founding & Managing Partner

David Pacheco

Partner

“I was injured while working as a heavy equipment mechanic on the Kunduz base in Afghanistan.

My friend told me to go to the law firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco located in Miami, Florida. I live in Texas and was concerned that it was far from me. It turned out to be the right choice. They made me feel that they were right down the street.  Always took my calls and responded to my emails. They guided me each step of the way, all the way to a great settlement.

I am very happy with this firm and recommending them to anyone with a Defense Base Act claim.”

Tony

Injured in Afghanistan

“I was injured while working as a heavy equipment mechanic on the Kunduz base in Afghanistan.

My friend told me to go to the law firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco located in Miami, Florida. I live in Texas and was concerned that it was far from me. It turned out to be the right choice. They made me feel that they were right down the street.  Always took my calls and responded to my emails. They guided me each step of the way, all the way to a great settlement.

I am very happy with this firm and recommending them to anyone with a Defense Base Act claim.”

Tony

Injured in Afghanistan

Over 6000 Claims

filed on behalf of injured workers.

Including claims of injured workers under the Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and Florida Workers' Compensation Act. We are experienced workers' comp attorneys, with a proven track record of securing excellent results for injured workers, for more than 20 years.

Call us now to discuss your case, a free consultation, no obligations!  305-595-3350

Get Your Free Case Consultation

If you would like to get a FREE evaluation on your Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act,  Florida Workers' Compensation Act, or any other injury case, please provide us with your specific details.

We are committed to each of our clients. We vow to serve you and your case to the best of our abilities.

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