All business owners want to add talented people to work with. Talent, experience, and passion to get the job done right are critical to any business, including the law business. So, when Merlin Law Group attorney Javier Delgado sent me Tony Loe’s resume, two awards from many other accomplishments were noted:

THE FLORIDA BAR ‘CLAUDE PEPPER’ OUTSTANDING GOVERNMENT LAWYER AWARD – June 2006. The Florida Bar’s Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award recognizes a lawyer who has made an extraordinary and exemplary contribution as a practicing government lawyer.

THE SAINT THOMAS MORE SOCIETY’S ‘ARCHBISHOP EDWARD A. MCCARTHY’ AWARD – June 2016. The award is given annually to an individual from the legal community who best personifies the ethics of St. Thomas More.

I did a little research and found an article describing the award ceremony where Tony Loe received the Award from The Saint Thomas More Society. Loe made the following quotes:

  • “Law can be demanding and extremely time-consuming, and I have been very blessed that I have a wonderful family that has been extremely supportive on those nights and weekends when I am working on my cases, trying to make sure that I obtained justice on behalf of the Broward State Attorney’s Office.”
  • “John F. Kennedy said, ‘One person can make a difference and everyone should try.’
  • “I am truly blessed: I have a wonderful family and a phenomenal job, a job for which I have a ton of passion.”

Leaders get things done rather than just saying what should be done. Great leaders are in the fray and work for positive change. Here is some of the work Tony Loe was involved in as a leader outside of the Courtroom:

  • Chair-Broward County Bar Association Trial Law Section (2008-2009)
  • Broward County Bar Association Board of Directors (2001-2002)
  • St. Thomas More Society Board of Directors (1999-2009)
  • American Cancer Society’s Jail & Bail Parole Board (2000-2015)
  • Florida Bar-Grievance Committee 17B (1995-1998) and 17G (2001–2004)
  • Florida Bar-Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee 17A (1998-2001)
  • Broward County Bar Association Mentoring Program Chair (1998-2003)
  • Broward County Bar Association Bench/Bar Committee (1998-2001)
  • Community Relations Advisory Board for Dismas Charities, Inc. (1997-2000)
  • Florida Bar Speakers Bureau (1997-2007)
  • Inns of Court (1996-2000 & 2016-2017)
  • Broward Sheriff’s Office Advisory Board (1996-2000)
  • Broward County Bar Association Member Benefits Committee (1996-1998)
  • National Hockey League – Off-Ice Official (1995-present)
  • Broward County Domestic Violence Intervention Steering Committee (1992-1994)
  • Broward Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (1992-1994)”

I like the fact that we now have a lawyer in our firm who played competitive hockey. That sport unquestionably teaches you how to “mix it up.”

I asked Tony Loe why and what he thought about becoming a lawyer at Merlin Law Group. His career and experience could have him at a number of top law firms. He humbly stated:

As I embarked on the next chapter in my legal career, I had a number of options. Paramount in my mind was that I wanted to be associated with a firm that takes care of its clients and does the right thing. I chose the Merlin Law Group because they have always been the gold standard when it comes to first-party claims. It is my hope that the skills I’ve developed over my 35 years as a litigator and the fact that I’m a member of the Florida, Ohio, Illinois, and District of Columbia bars will enable me to make a positive contribution to the firm.

Tony Loe is a great guy. Anyone with his experience winning hundreds of high profile trials, who found a quote about how one person can make a difference and still skates around with hockey players has the passion, experience, and energy to help policyholders battle and beat insurance companies at a very high level.

Any business can say they can do the work. But when you look under the hood, you know right away what kind of car you really have.

Thought For The Day

Hospitality is almost impossible to teach. It’s all about hiring the right people.
—Danny Meyer