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Mr. Merlo was very knowledgeable and caring with my divorce case. He knew the law and got me everything he said he would. He was aggressive when he needed to be and he negotiated a great settlement. I would 100% recommend him to anybody needing a divorce lawyer in Palm Beach County.
I have significant experience with attorneys and litigation, and based on my experience with Mr. Merlo, I found his style of handling my sensitive divorce to be unsettling at best. He proclaimed his expertise was "big picture", but often the details cannot be overlooked at the expense of grandiose showmanship. He executed with an unfamiliarity of legal arguments based on case law required to skillfully defend my complicated matter. He possessed an inability or just plain disinterest to follow through with basic components of critical tasks required in my case, made several technical errors that I noticed (I am not a lawyer) that could have cost me significantly if not caught in time, was extremely poorly equipped or seemingly inexperienced to properly handle the complex legal matters associated and was unfamiliar with the details of my case after months of being retained. Mr. Merlo is a nice and pleasant man, just fell short in providing the service required in my case.