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Anthony Merendino

Office Phone: 407.540.9170
Office Fax: 954.761.9940
Cell Phone: 954.243.7667
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Practice Areas

  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Trucking / Transportation
"We provide strong representation in the courtroom on the cases that need to go to trial."

Anthony Merendino is the Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Orlando office and leads the litigation team for that venue. He has been practicing law for 20+ years. Anthony concentrates his practices in premises liability, negligent security, motor vehicle accidents, general liability, construction claims, catastrophic claims involving fire and water losses and product liability matters. He also handles subrogation matters, and when necessary will go to trial to recover those amounts. Anthony may also assist in evaluating the likelihood of recovering a judgment from responsible third parties. He is a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals.

Anthony earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida. He holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law. Anthony is admitted in Florida (2001) and to the United States District Court for Southern, Middle and Northern Districts. He is also admitted in United States Tax Court, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

Martindale Rating

AV® Preeminent™


  • University of Central Florida, B.A., 1997
  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation), 2002
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2000

Bar Admissions

  • 2001, Florida.
  • 2001, U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida.
  • 2001, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.
  • 2001, United States Tax Court.
  • 2008, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
  • 2013, United States Supreme Court.

Awards And Honors

  • 2014 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • Windstorm Insurance Network
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Bar, Small Claims Committee (2007 - 2010)
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Homeowners Associations
  • Condominium Associations
  • Property Management Companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Creditors
  • Construction Companies
  • Gas Convenience Stores
  • Shopping Malls and Centers
  • Home Improvement Retailers
  • Rental Car Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Third Party Administrators
  • State Bureaus & Agencies
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