William “Chip” Merlin has served as a plaintiff’s attorney with a focus on Commercial and Residential Property Insurance Claim Disputes and Bad Faith Insurance litigation since 1983. Chip is a noted national authority on Insurance Bad Faith, lecturing to national trade groups and publishing a number of papers and articles on the subject for organizations such as The American Association for Justice, The Florida Justice Association, The Florida Windstorm Conference, and Trial Magazine. As founder and president of Merlin Law Group, Chip has dedicated his practice to the representation and advocacy of insurance policyholders in disputes with insurance companies nationwide.
Chip served as Chair for the Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group and Secretary for the Fire and Property Insurance Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). He is also Vice-Chair for the Subcommittee on Property Insurance Law for the American Bar Association.