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Josue Manuel Merino

Family Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   12 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Josue

Learn Josue’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Contested and Uncontested Divorces, Establishment of and Disestablishment of Paternity, Child Support, and Family related matters

    12 years

  2. Real estate
    Real Estate Law, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant Law, Probate, Quiet Title Actions, Deed preparation, Escrow Disputes, Powers of Attorney

    12 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankrtupcy

    12 years


Forest Lake Law, P.A.
Forest Lake Law, P.A.
628 N. Bear Lake Rd
Apopka, FL, 32703
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Posted by Adnan | April 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Amazing and Brilliant
Mr. Merino and his team is amazing. When I hired their services my house was in foreclosure case and was with another attorney for over two years. We were not getting anywhere, and then with the help of Mr. Merino and his brilliant team we were able to get a short-payoff settlement that we could meet, and hence the case resolved. MyLinda who works with Mr. Merino is also great at what she does. She was able to save help us save extra money in getting the payoff amount to an affordable level. Throughout this process they communicated well, answered our inquiries patiently, helped us in mediation and were there when we needed them. Many thanks to Mr. Merino and his team. Would highly recommend, to someone who is in our position and need a great attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Attentive and Effective
We hired Josue for a Bankruptcy case and he was very professional in handling the complex situation we were in. From the start he was attentive, reachable and "on it". We were able to solve the bankruptcy two years ahead of schedule and we could not have resolved it so quickly without his help.
Posted by Jeremias | January 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer. We hire Attorney Merino services and receive a quality result.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
Spoke to him during the consultation. Realized that he was extremely knowledgeable and hired him on the spot. The process was straight forward and painless. Any question I had he made sure to make himself available to answer and responded in lightning fast fashion. This is how every lawyer out there should be. I never even met him in person. Yet despite all this, he was very professional and great to deal with. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Joshua | February 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Success!
I had given up hope. After having my offer accepted on the house of my dreams, the sellers were cancelling contract and walking away. My agent, Google, friends, all essentially concluded the buyer typically just moves on in these scenarios. I was beginning to accept my fate. Until Mr. Merino emerged. Within days, he had the sellers back at the table ready to negotiate. Better yet, within that same day, he lead them to the proper decision of moving forward with the closing! I will go to him for all legal needs in the future. He was proactive and driven from initial contact to the moment of restoring my dream.
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Posted by Nahid | June 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Joshua merino is the best
Joshua wins your case. He is smart, strong and compassionate. In court rooms he became very creative and found new evidence on the table from my divorced husband and grabbed it and used it to my advantage. He is very smart and creative and knows what to say in court and how to say it to win your case. He is also very professional and prompt. Trust you are in good hands with Joshua. He has mastered the art of knowing how to be a strong, knowledgeable and responsible attorney and definitely has a bright future with his professional career.
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Posted by Taneka | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sale vacated!
Attorney Josue Manuel Merino was professional yet exhibited compassion. From our initial meeting our minds were at peace and our hearts at ease. His office kept us abreast every step of the way. While I know Attorney Merino must have several clients and court cases, he made us feel we were his priority.
Response from Josue Merino June 10, 2016
It has been a pleasure working with you! I'm glad I was able to assist and help you keep your home!
Posted by Sandra | November 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Efficient
I can't thank him enough for all his dedication, his professionalism in handling my case, he was always on top of the situation, and very dedicated since day one, and kept me updated constantly. If it wasn't because of him I would be with empty pockets now, thank to his hard work I was able to get my money back. I will definetely recommend him
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Posted by Emmy | January 19, 2015
Very knowledgeable, honest and professional!
Mr. Merino has provided great assistance in our foreclosure defense. He has educated us about the foreclosure process and presented every perceivable option that is applicable to our case. This allowed us to formulate a realistic plan to not only buy ourselves time but also pprepared to be on the path to save our home. We cannot thank him enough for the level assistance he gave us. His service gave us peace of mind, the process of retaining his services were clear and straightword. There were no surprises. He under promises and always over delivers. Sets realistic expectations. Most importantly....he listens. Excellent communication via email and accessible via telephone (that was quite surprising given his busy schedule). If you are looking for an attorney who is knowledgeable, has great rapport with his peers, carries himself/herself in a professional manner and gives you the best representation. Look no further. We have had our shared of dealings and meetings with dozens of attorneys. He is the best lawyer we have dealt with thus far.
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Posted by Angel | October 15, 2014
"Knowledge, dedication and professionalism"
Orlando October 10, 2014 TESTIMONIAL: We have no words to express our gratitude on how you handled our case and can only to be eternally thankful for your excellent diligence with our case. Ms Sanchez Esq. and Mr Merino Esq. are true loyal attorneys to have on any homeowner's side and their knowledge and dedication to their clients regardless their status or position clearly showed us their professionalism. We can highly recommend their services to anyone going with the ordeal of a foreclosure of their home as with them you can rest assured they will do whatever it takes to keep you home or find the best alternatives to your case. Angel & Family.
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Posted by jose | November 26, 2013
Very Professional and Concise
Due to the real estate downturn, I got stuck with several properties and was left with no other choice than to go through bankruptcy. I contracted another attorney who totally abandoned my cases and left me hanging. Luckily, I was referred to The Sanchez Law Group where I met Josue and was immediately impressed with his professionalism. He kept me informed with the process from start to end and was always available for a phone call, meeting or emails. I strongly recommend anyone going through legal challenges to contact Josue. You'll be happy you did!
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Posted by Jeyza | March 11, 2013
I recommend this office to everyone
His professionalism and the great attitude, he did a great job and he help me to stop a sale a great lawyer to work with, I will recommend to everyone that has problem with their modification or any foreclosure defense, this is the right people to work with. I'm very happy and satisfied with his job.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Forest Lake Law, P.A.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sanchez Law Group, P.A
  • 2012 - 2016


  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2011
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007


  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Josue
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally recommend Mr. Merino and his firm for anyone in need of legal assistance. I have referred clients to him on several occasions and will continue to do so for years to come. His attention to detail and knowledge of the law are sure to be an asset to any prospective client."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Orlando Family Lawyer Josue Manuel Merino
Josue Manuel Merino
Family Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 11 years
Virtual consultation available