Adams, Coogler, Watson , Merkel, Barry & Kellner, P.A. traces its beginning back to 1971. Today, more than a quarter of a century later, Adams, Coogler, Watson, Merkel, Barry & Kellner, P.A. is one of Palm Beach County's largest insurance defense firms. While also expanding into areas of products liability, commercial litigation and construction litigation, the firm maintained its reputation as one of the premier medical malpractice defense firms in Florida. The addition of highly specialized and outstanding paralegals has only added to the broad scope of the firm's ability to respond to clients' needs. The firm is also extensively involved in representation of law enforcement agencies, defending local municipalities in professional liability claims and civil rights issues in both State and Federal Courts.
Adams, Coogler, Watson, Merkel, Barry & Kellner, P.A. is made
up of fifteen attorneys, two paralegals, and two nurse consultants.
The attorneys are supported by a Legal Administrator who supervises
professional staff of over thirty persons.
Adams, Coogler, Watson, Merkel, Barry & Kellner, P.A. is listed in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory with an AV rating. An "AV" designation represents the highest rating for legal ability and adherence to ethical standards, professional reliability, and diligence.
In a recent national survey of 400 Corporate Counsel, Adams, Coogler, Watson, Merkel, Barry & Kellner, P.A. was one of the highest rated law firms. It was also the only West Palm Beach based law firm recognized in the survey results. The survey was conducted by The American Lawyer magazine, in which 400 in-house corporate lawyers across the country were asked which outside firms do they rate highest for services, quality and value.
Roy R. Watson, a named partner, has been included in the 1995-1996 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys included in this publication are voted as the best in their category by other lawyers.
Adams, Coogler, Watson, Merkel, Barry & Kellner, P.A. is located in the Regions Financial Tower in the heart of Palm Beach County and provides easy access to the Courthouse. Our location speaks for our commitment to the community; but, not more than the personal involvement of our partners and associates. Working on building a safer, more vibrant community is a primary purpose of this firm, and we are pleased to be leaders in a number of community initiatives. Our attorneys represent clients throughout the State of Florida.
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. awarded Adams, Coogler, Watson, Merkel, Barry & Kellner, P.A. the 1995 Law Firm Award in recognition of outstanding pro bono service to the citizens of Palm Beach County. All of the attorneys perform legal services to those who are in need.