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!!!!!!
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 anonymous
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.