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David Pacheco

Workers compensation Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   99 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    75%

    27 years, 1,100 cases

  2. Admiralty and maritime
    10%

    27 years, 350 cases

  3. Personal injury
    10%

    27 years, 25 cases

  4. Wrongful termination
    5%

    27 years, 20 cases

I have handled Defense Base Act, War Hazards and/or Longshore cases for the past 22 years and have handled over 1,000 mediations and over 1,500 depositions and over 100 informal conference hearings on behalf of injured workers during those 22 years.   I am the son of a contractor and lived in the Middle East for 4 years.  Living in the Middle East allows me to understand better than most lawyers the cultural and political situation contractors stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and other contries in the Middle East deal with.   I have seen  almost every issue imaginable under the DBA and/or the LHWCA, and have handled these cases at the level of informal conference hearings before the OWCP, trials at the level of the OALJ and appeals to the BRB and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. As a result of handling so many cases and seeing so many issues at each level of hearing, I have developed an effective and keen ability to negotiate and to zealously advocate for my clients.   I have recieved 2018 Avvo Client Choice Award in recognition of Client Satisfaction and the 2018 American Institute of Legal Counsel recognition as one of the "10 Best Attorneys" in the State of Florida for work related injury cases. I have attended CLE conferences each year and has been invited to speak as an expert in the area of DBA/Longshore cases.  I have researched most areas of the Act and is familiar with the nuances associated with this very specialized area of the law.  If your are injured in any port city in the USA like New York, Houston, New Orleans, Long Beach, Savannah, Port of Miami or near a navigable river I can help you in your Longshore case.  If you are injued overseas working for the Department of Defense in any country including Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria I can help you with your DBA/War Hazards case.  I do not only handle cases for Americans as the DBA/Warhazars law extends to citizens of other countries so I represent residents of Great Britain, Australia, Peru, Europe, Africa and India among others.   If you are working as civilian at a Army, Navy, Marine or Air Force Base in the United States or overseas I can also represent you.  Finally, if you are injured performing off shore oil drilling I also handle those cases. Please allow me to help you through the difficult times you may experience after your accident and ensure that you receive the benefits and medical care that you derserve. 

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Location

David Pacheco
7300 North Kendall Dr. Ste 380
Miami, FL, 33156

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Reviews

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Posted by William | May 24, 2024
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I am Bill from Las Vegas and I approve this message in favor of my DBA lawyer David Pacheco!
David Pacheco is an excellent DBA lawyer. He gave me great information, responded quickly. He advised me on the details of my DBA case. He fought hard for me against the insurance company and helped me negotiate an excellent settlement. Bill from Las Vegas is who I am, and I am recommending Mr. Pacheco and this firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco to my colleagues who are working overseas.
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Posted by Joseph | March 20, 2023
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Win your Defense Base Act Claim with David Pacheco
Working with David was a positive experience. He gave me his expectations in the beginning about how this would go, and then he exceeded those expections. He fought very hard for me. He never eased up against the insurance company. He was easy going with me, but to them he was like a pit bull. He got a hold of them and would not let go. If you want a great outcome against the insurance company in your Defense Base Act case, you better go with David Pacheco and the law firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, or you are selling yourself short.
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Posted by Andrew | November 10, 2020
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Thank you David for what you did on my DBA case
David worked hard on my DBA case. He got me a better result than I expected. I will never forget what he did for me and my family. I have already sent David 3 new cases and I will continue to recommend him very highly.
Posted by Mark | November 5, 2020
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“Da Man” for Defense Base Act cases
From the start, David Pacheco was always diligent in meeting my needs. Upon my leaving Iraq in 2018 with a serious injury, I was referred to David to handle my DBA case by a co-worker who had hired David as his lawyer for his DBA case. David is an outstanding DBA lawyer working for a firm that I highly recommend to anyone injured overseas. From start to finish, David and the firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco was outstanding and got me an amazing result.
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Posted by Daniel | October 20, 2020
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A light through a difficult time on my Defense Base Act case
Being injured overseas was not easy, but working with David made it less cumbersome. He helped me navigate and understand what the Defense Base Act was all about and ensured that I was not taken advantage of by my insurance carrier. During what seemed like an endless journey, having David on my side made things a lot easier. I am very happy overall with the results of my case.
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Posted by Cheryl | October 20, 2020
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Greatest Defense Base Act Attorneys in the USA; Cannot do better than this law firm
My Defense Base Act lawyer David Pacheco was amazing. He was there whenever I needed him 24/7. It didn’t matter, he was always there for me. He always answered my questions. Very respectful, kind and nice. I highly recommend David Pacheco for any defense base act case. He will fight for you tooth and nail until you are satisfied. He explained everything to me in plain language, not attorney terms, so that I could understand everything. I am going to miss him. He is fantastic, genuine and sincere.
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Posted by Irma | October 5, 2020
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Military base injury attorney for civilians
Mr. David helped me with my case for a back injury that I had while working at Popeyes on a military base. I had a difficult time finding anyone who knew how to handle this type of case. Luckily I.found Mr. David Pacheco. He has been doing this kind of case for more than 20 years and it showed. He walked me through this case and got me my compensation and my medical care that the insurance company was fighting me on. In the end, he got me a great settlement so I could move on with my life. I give great props to Mr. David for what he did for me and my family.
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Posted by Anthony | September 1, 2020
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Extremely satisfied client for Defense Base Act case
Attorney Pacheco was very aggressive with my Defense Base Act case. He was very detailed and patient with me. He made very deliberate moves concerning my case to bring out a great result for me. I would certainly recommend him to other people in my situation.
Posted by Mohammad | June 8, 2020
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My lawyer who helped me win my DBA case
The job that Mr. Pacheco did for me on my DBA case was so good that I cannot find the right words to describe how happy I am. Be patient with Mr. Pacheco and know that he is fighting for you and everything will turn out right with him. He is a great lawyer for injuries in Agfhanistan.
Posted by Simon | June 4, 2020
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Great US law firm for DBA injuries for UK citizens
David worked hard on my DBA case from start to finish. The case wasn’t easy, but all concerned he stuck with the goal in mind. I am from the UK and this US firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco helped me with my DBA case as if they were down the block. I totally recommend David and his colleagues to sort out anybody’s claim. He did a great job for me.
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Posted by Sean | February 10, 2020
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My Defense Base Act Lawyer David Pacheco was great for injuries in the Middle East
Mr. Pacheco was a great lawyer, very confident, very helpful with my Defense Base Act case. I was doing security in the Middle East when I was injured. Mr. Pacheco helped me get the care I needed to be able to walk and to live in my daily life. In the end, Mr. Pacheco helped me settle my case and I am very satisfied and happy with the outcome. I was referred to this firm by a friend and now I am referring my friends here as well.
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Posted by John | January 7, 2020
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Lo mejor Defense Base Act lawyer en el mundo es David Pacheco!
David Pacheco is a very good lawyer. He explained step by step everything going on in the case. He won my case. His secretary Gladis is 100% professional. I recommend this lawyer to everybody who has an overseas Defense Base Act claim.
Posted by Charles | January 7, 2020
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Satisfied client of Mr. Pacheco for Defense Base Act injury in Afghanistan
I was completely satisfied with Mr. Pacheco. He was very diligent in his duties and I would recommend him to future clients. Mr. Pacheco handled my Defense Base Act claim for an injury I sustained while working in Afghanistan.
Posted by Eilmer | August 7, 2019
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Mr. Pacheco did a very good job for me on my Defense Base Act case
I can tell you that I had a hard time to find a Defense Base Act lawyer. I felt good when I found Mr. Pacheco. He took good care of me and my case. I am very happy with the work that he did to get my case resolved.
Posted by Mark | August 7, 2019
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Outstanding Defense Base Act Law Firm for cases against AC First or any oversees contractor
My experience first time suing an insurance company was quite an experience, but Mr. Pacheco handled it in a professional manner and was very knowledgeable about the laws and the Defense Base Act and all the tricks that the insurance company plays. He got me about seven times more than I thought I would get from my compensation case. I would recommend him and the firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco to any expat working overseas.
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Posted by Thaddeus | July 22, 2019
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Longshoremen Lawyer fights and wins against insurance company
Mr. Pacheco was very reliable attorney. He handled my longshoremen case very good. The insurance company tried to block my case based upon prior injuries. Mr. Pacheco set it right. He ended up getting me my benefits and a great settlement, better than I thought it would be. I am recommending him to other longshoremen injured at the port.
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Posted by Joel | June 25, 2019
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Workers injured in Kuwait: come get a great Defense Base Act lawyer
My overall experience with this law firm was excellent. I worked with people who cared about me, from the lawyers to the staff. Mr. Pacheco is a great lawyer and got me a great result. I am very satisfied with the way he handled my Defense Base Act case. He was diligent and kept me informed all the way through to the end. I would definitely recommend anyone that gets injured anywhere to come to this law firm...you will get a great result!
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Posted by Cedric | June 24, 2019
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The Best Longshore Lawyers Out There
Working with this lawyer and this law firm, you cannot do any better than that. They helped me with my Longshore claim for injuries at the Port. They cared about me, they took care of all of my needs and got me a great result. I recommend this lawyer to any Longshoremen who get injured at work.
Posted by David | June 4, 2019
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Outstanding Defense Base Act lawyers at this firm
Outstanding representation. All my questions were answered. Excellent support staff. Gladis kept me informed and helped me and provided great support through the process which gave me peace of mind that I hired the right law firm. My result was beyond my expectations. Had I settled separately with the insurance company without the help of this law firm, it would have been the biggest mistake of my life. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is the best law firm you can hire to handle your Defense Base Act case.
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Posted by Samian | May 28, 2019
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Great Defense Base Act Lawyer for Interpreters injured in Iraq and Afghanistan!!
David Pacheco and his staff, especially Maggie and Gladis, handled my case very seriously. He found all my doctors for me. I felt that he took care of me and everything for me. I was in contact with his office at least once a week when I had issues concerning medications or medical appointments or other things. The settlement was way higher than I expected. I would give Mr. Pacheco a 20 out of a scale of 1 - 10. I recommend all interpreters or workers who are injured while working in Iraq or Afghanistan or anywhere overseas to go see Mr. Pacheco. He has the experience to take your case from the bottom all the way to the top. He will exceed your expectations. He will keep you calm while you are waiting to get there.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A.
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Associations

  • DOL-JBA
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • 2008 Workers' Compensation Convention
  • Longshore/DBA Case Handling
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is professional and responds quickly."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Pacheco and I have been litigating against each other for over 20 years. Whenever a claim comes into my office and I see his name as Claimant/Plaintiff's counsel, I know I will have my hands full, because the Claimant/Plaintiff is being represented by the very best who will be seeking maximum value and results for his client."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an extremely professional, effective, and passionate lawyer. He zealously advocates on his clients' behalf to ensure that his or her rights are protected and that the client receives every benefits the he or she is entitled to. David works tirelessly to deliver for his clients over and over again."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an extremely diligent and tenacious lawyer who fights hard for his clients. He is an effective and powerful negotiator who has handled more than 1,000 mediations. I have seen him in action at a mediation and was extremely impressed with his style and success."
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Miami Workers compensation Lawyer David Pacheco
David Pacheco
Workers compensation Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 26 years
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