David Pacheco, Esq.



Attorney Summary

David Pacheco, Esq., has been handling the claims of injured workers in Florida and the rest of the world, during the past 15 years.

During this time, Mr. Pacheco has handled claims under the Defense Base Act, the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Florida Workers’ Compensation laws.

Mr. Pacheco has represented injured workers at more than 800 depositions, and more than 800 mediations.

With experience, Mr. Pacheco uncovered his gift of finding a diamond in the rough when it comes to mediation. He has become extremely successful in the mediation art, often obtaining results that far surpass his clients’ expectations.

Mr. Pacheco began with the Law Firm of Gillis & Mermell, P.A., directly out of law school. In 2004, after seven years of devotion and dedication representing injured workers, he became its rightful partner. Since then, the Law Firm of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. bears his name proudly.


  • 2018 Avvo Client Choice Award in recognition of Client Satisfaction.
  • 2018 American Institute of Legal Counsel recognition as one of the “10 Best Attorneys” in the State of Florida for work related injury cases.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Florida Bar since 1997.
  • Assisted as a mediator in over 200 Broward county restitution cases from 1995-1997.
  • 2008 Workers’ Compensation Convention Longshore/DBA Case Handling.
  • Frequent Featured Speaker as an expert in Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Law.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Florida International University, 1994.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Florida International University, 1994.
  • Juris Doctorate, Nova Southeastern University Law School, 1997.
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Our Law Firm at a Glance

The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., fighting for injured workers under since 1996

Over $250,000,000.00 obtained in benefits and/or settlements for our clients during the past 20 years

Over 2,500 mediations on behalf of injured workers

Over 3,500 claims of injured workers under the Defense Base Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Over 60 years of combined attorney experience in assisting injured workers

Over 3,000 injured workers’ cases

Over 6,000 claims filed on behalf of injured workers

Over 200 injured workers’ cases taken to trial

You can rely upon our experience, knowledge, expertise and commitment to get the job done on your DBA case. We are ready to go to work for you today!

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