Merlin Law Group Insurance AttorneyAs founder and president of Merlin Law Group, Chip Merlin has dedicated his practice to the representation and advocacy of insurance policyholders in disputes with insurance companies nationwide. Since 1985, Chip has served as a plaintiff’s attorney with a focus on Commercial & Residential Property Insurance Claim Disputes and Bad Faith Insurance litigation. Chip served as Chair for the Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice (formerly known as The Association of Trial Lawyers of America). He was also Vice-Chair for the Subcommittee on Property Insurance Law for The American Bar Association.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi

Practice Areas

  • First and Third Party Property Insurance Litigation
  • Bad Faith Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial & Residential Property Insurance Litigation

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law (1982)
  • B.S. (Business Administration), University of Florida (1980)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (President’s Member)
  • American Association for Justice, 1996 – 1998 (Chairman, Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice, Fire and Property Insurance Litigation Group, 1993 – 1995 (Secretary)
  • American Bar Association, 1988 – 1998 (Vice Chairman, Subcommittee on Property Insurance Law)
  • National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (Associate Member)
  • Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (Associate Member)
  • Community Associations Institute (Associate Member)
  • Risk Insurance Management Society (Associate Member)
  • Windstorm Insurance Network (Board Member)
  • Citizen’s Property Insurance Corporation Mission Review Task Force, 2008 (Present Member)
  • Southern Food and Beverage (SOFAB) Board Member

 

Authors

Merlin Law Group Insurance Attorney Larry Bache

 

 

Larry Bache
LBache@MerlinLawGroup.com
813-229-1000
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Merlin Law Group Insurance Attorney Jason Cieri

 

Jason Cieri
JCieri@MerlinLawGroup.com
212-351-5017
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Merlin Law Group Insurance Attorney Edwardd Eschoo

 

Edward Eshoo
EEshoo@MerlinLawGroup.com
312-260-0806
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Merlin Law Group Insurance Attorney Ashley Harris

 

Ashley Harris
AHarris@MerlinLawGroup.com
813-229-1000
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Merlin Law Group Insurance Attorney Christina Phillips

 

Christina Phillips
CPhillips@MerlinLawGroup.com
312-260-0806
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Merlin Law Group Insurance Attorney Shane Smith

 

Shane Smith
SSmith@MerlinLawGroup.com
813-229-1000
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Merlin Law Group Insurance Attorney Denise Sze

 

Denise Sze
DSze@MerlinLawGroup.com
818-945-98001
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Merlin Law Group Insurance Attorney Nicole Vinson

 

Nicole Vinson
NVinson@MerlinLawGroup.com
813-229-1000
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