John W. Merting
Firm: Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A.
Address: 913 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Membership: Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association (Past Chairman, Inter-Professional Relations Committee); The Florida Bar (Member: Trial Lawyers and Admiralty Law Committee); American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America
University: Florida State University, A.B. cum laude, 1965, University of Virginia, J.D., 1970, replaced LL.B., conferred, 1968
Admitted: 1968, Florida; 1969, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 1989, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; 1992, Colorado
Biography: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Florida State Gold Key. Student Body President, 1964-1965. Rhodes Scholar Nominee. Recipient, The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, 2000. Named - Florida Super Lawyers. Trustee - Community Maritime Park Associates, Inc. (2006-). Named - Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers(TM). Editor, Virginia Law Weekly, 1967-1968. Author: "Cross-Examination of Medical Experts" and "Handling Accident Cases," Albert Averbach, 1993 Supplement; "Update on Handling Federal Tort Claims," Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Breckenridge, Colorado, 1994; "Structured Settlements," Annual Seminar - Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Savannah, Georgia, 1995; "Admiralty Law and Marine Insurance Considerations for Plaintiff Attorneys," Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Seminar (n/k/a Florida Justice Association), 1997; "Maritime Law Update," Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (n/k/a Florida Justice Association), 2001; "Medicare Set-Aside Requirements: What You Must Know (And Do) Before You Settle," Annual Seminar - Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, 2003; "The Dreaded Medicare Lien on Admiralty and Maritime Settlements," Association of Trial Lawyers of America (n/k/a American Association for Justice), 2005; "Navigating in the Treacherous Waters of Medicare Liens (Secondary Payer Issues) and Medicare Set-Asides in Maritime Claims," Annual Seminar - Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, 2009; "Navigating in the Treacherous Waters of Medicare Liens (Secondary Payer Issues) and Medicare Set-Asides," Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar - Sterling Education Services, 2010; "Navigating in the Swill of the BP Spill of Medicare Liens (Secondary Payer Issues) and Medicare Set-Asides in Maritime Liability Claims," Annual Seminar - Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, 2010; "Medicare Set-Asides in Liability Cases from the Perspective of a Plaintiff's Attorney," Tulane Law School's Admiralty Law Institute, 2011. (Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Law Attorney, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)