Serra Julian v USI Esis Contracts/Ace American Insurance Company and Director, Office Of Workers Compensation Programs

Order Approving Attorney’s Fees
By petition filed October 1, 2012, Claimant’s attorney, having successfully represented his client
in the above captioned matter, requested approval of fees in the amount of $79,181.25 for 211.15 hours
of work on Claimant’s behalf, and costs in the amount of $4,577.50. Section 18.6 (a) of the applicable
rules provides, in part, as follows: “Any application for an order or any other request shall be made by
motion which, …, shall state with particularity the grounds therefor, and shall set forth the relief or
order sought…. Whether made orally or in writing, all parties shall be given reasonable opportunity to
state an objection to the motion or request.” Section 18.6(b) provides: “Within ten (10) days after a
motion is served,…, any party to the proceeding may file an answer in support or in opposition to the
motion, accompanied by such affidavits or other evidence as he or she desires to rely upon.” To date,
Employer has not answered or objected to counsel’s request, and the time for a response has expired.
I have reviewed counsel’s petition and, in the absence of any objection, have not found it
unreasonable. Counsel’s petition will, therefore, be approved.
IT IS ORDERED that Employer pay to Claimant’s counsel, Clifford R. Mermell, Esq., the sum of
$83,758.75 for costs incurred and services rendered to the Claimant.
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Case No.: 2012 LDA 00193
OWCP No.: 15-050513

Clifford R. Mermell, Esq.
Clifford R. Mermell, Esq., created the law firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. on March 1, 1996. Mr. Mermell has been the senior and managing partner of the firm since its creation. The firm was created to champion the rights of injured workers nationwide. It represents cases under the Worker's Compensation, Wrongful Termination, Personal Injury, Admiralty and Maritime, Defense Base Act, and Longshore & Harbor Worker's Compensation Act Laws.

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