Merlin Law Group is pleased to announce that former Circuit Court Judge Dennis Bailey has joined Merlin Law Group to lead our Trial Division.

After law school, Dennis worked fourteen years as a criminal trial lawyer, nine of which were spent as Assistant State Attorney in Broward County. He has tried over 200 jury trials and just as many bench trials. He has also handled both criminal and civil appeals.

He taught law at both Nova Southeastern University and the University of Miami, and taught law and evidence at Broward College Police Academy. He has also instructed other judges as faculty with Florida Judicial College. He is a past president of North Broward Bar Association and is currently on the Weston Bar Association Board of Directors. He is a member of the Autism Society of Broward County and is a past chair of Exceptional Student Learning Support Advisory Council of Broward County School Board.

Dennis has experience in the property insurance field and worked at the same policyholder firm Javier Delgado did before joining our firm. He will work closely with Managing Attorney Mike Duffy on the oversight and support of cases. His experience and passion for trial practice will aid the most seasoned Merlin Law Group attorney and lend a hand in training and mentoring other attorneys with little trial exposure.

I believe Dennis is a great addition to the team effort of Merlin Law Group trying to provide the best representation of any law firm representing policyholders. Insurance companies and their attorneys will know that behind every Merlin Law Group attorney and client is an experienced trial attorney who also has the viewpoint of being a judge. It is unique to have a person that has tried hundreds of cases to a jury, taught lawyers how to persuasively try cases and viewed cases from the bench.

“I’ve known of the firm and the work it does for over a decade. When I left the bench to get back into private practice, I knew Merlin Law Group was the place I wanted to go,” said Dennis.

We are excited to see the positive impact Dennis will bring to our Trial Division and look forward to his contributions and results he brings to our clients.