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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1998||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certification - Criminal Trial||The Florida Bar||2015|
|Pro Bono Special Commendation (Silver Level)||Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.||2011|
|Board Certification - Criminal Trial||The Florida Bar||2010|
|Board Certification - Criminal Trial||The Florida Bar||2005|
|Pro Bono Commendation Award||L.B. Vocelle Pro Bono Service Awards||2001|
|Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer||The Merten Law Office, P.A.||2004 - Present|
|Prosecutor||Office of the State Attorney||1998 - 2004|
|Law Enforcement Specialist||U.S. Air Force||1987 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court - Southern District of Florida||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Palm Beach County)||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|The University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Central Florida||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
Posted by Jon
Dean is very knowledgeable and highly focused. Whenever I called him he knew exactly what was happening with my case and how to proceed. He's also got great negotiating skills. I was really impressed with him.
Posted by anonymous
Best defense I could have asked for and at a price that beat everyone else.
Cost was important to me especially as all other attorneys I spoke with offered just about the same advise. Dean Merten was different. He listened, explained my options, helped walk me off the ledge :) and all before I hired him.
He fought all the way through for me and the outcome was better than any of the other lawyers were willing to even consider. I highly recommend Dean Merten and would hire him again in a heartbeat, although hopefully won't ever need to )!
Posted by anonymous
Dean J. Merten where do I start? He is all you can desire in an attorney and more. This is the type of lawyer Hollywood bases movies on. He is confident, polite and well versed in his area of expertise. He is on time and on top of any issues or angles that may come up when litigating a defense for his client. His inside and intricate knowledge of the Palm Beach County court system and it's personnel was a tremendous asset in my defense. I was facing 20+ years for Trafficking and several gun charges. Unbelievably, he was able to negotiate 1 year of community control for me. Not to mention how he achieved a court order regaining my drivers license, after a mandatory suspension. As if that wasn't enough. The FLHSDMV had never heard of such an order, therefore, refusing to comply. Dean responded immediately with great tenacity, forcing the DMV to seek higher counsel. As it turned out the FLSHDMV Administrative board was mistaken in their interpretation of the law. The next day the administrative board called me to apologize and issue me a hardship license on the spot! That is astounding!!! That's why in my book Dean J Merten is "AN ASTOUNDING ATTORNEY". I would refer and recommend him to anyone seeking a "TRUE" Lawyer. I was very lucky to find him! He is my Guardian!! Thank you Dean!!!!!!
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