Posted by Guillermo
I had a very good experience with him. He was always on time and ready for whatever happen in the court, very professional. I am very happy and thankful, I will referral him, for your experience, manage of the situation, and personal Value
Posted by Howard
Living in Indian River County for most of my life, I was very unfamiliar with Palm Beach County when I was arrested for DUI with Property Damage in May of 2013. I immediately contacted several well respected attorneys from Vero Beach seeking a legal referral for the Palm Beach area. Dean Merten came highly recommended by his peers which speaks volume about his abilities and character. Mr Merten was always prepared and professional while describing the process and options to me including any plea offers and the potential outcomes if we took the case to trial. After discussing these options in detail the decision was made to take my case to a jury trial. Mr Merten was extremely prepared for the two day trial even with the State having video/audio evidence as well as witness testimony against me. Mr Merten was able to cross examine the witnesses; including law enforcement, the alleged victim, and the expert witnes with the perfect amount of grace and passion. He dissected the evidence flawlessly finding positive references in even the most dire evidence presented against me. His preparation, attention to detail, passion for the justice system, and professional presence in front of the judge and jury prevailed in my favor with a unanimous verdict of NOT GUILTY a short time after the trial concluded. Standing in front of a female judge and opposing two female Prosecutors from the State Attorneys office, Mr Merten showed poise and compassion and ultimately swayed the jury to acquit; restoring my reputation, avoiding jail time and probation as well as maintaining my driving privileges. His excellent work saved me tens of thousands of dollars in legal costs and loss of income if I had been found guilty of this crime. The outcome was not accomplished with any legal tricks or loop holes but rather through hard work, professional demeanor, legal strategy in cross examining witnesses, and most of all in his belief that justice prevails. I am forever in debt to Mr Merten and highly recommend him for any legal services. Thank you Dean for representing me perfectly during a difficult time for me.
Posted by Julie
Mr. Merten was extremely knowledgeable in the representation of my case. When I found myself in a situation I'd never been in before, Mr. Merten explained everything that would happen, was very thorough and never left my side. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney under my circumstances!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
My family hired Dean Merten as counsel for my sister on a felony shoplifting charge. For a very minimal fee, Mr. Merten was able to obtain a deal for my sister that is simply unheard of in the courts today, and one which was very much in my sister's favor. Mr. Merten always answered the phone when we called and was always checking in with my sister and keeping her apprised of the progression of her case. I would highly recommend Mr. Merten and cannot say enough good things about his skill as a lawyer and his moral character as a person. His court demeanor is above perfection. He is a class act and truly cares about his clients and wants to see them do well. As a paralegal myself of over 20 years, I would recommend Mr. Merten to anyone, anytime.