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About Our Firm

We Invest Maximum Efforts on Your DBA Case

We put our clients first. Our Defense Base Act attorneys devote their entire 60+ years of combined experience, to fight for injured workers.

At The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., our attorneys devote their entire 60 plus years of combined experience, to helping injured workers fight large insurance companies and employers who seek to deny or delay their benefits.

Our firm is an established Defense Base Act Law Firm. Our attorneys invest a great deal of time and effort in each case, litigating or appealing your case in an effort to obtain the maximum recovery possible for your work-related injury.

We launch an aggressive no-win, no-fee, personal injury representation for our clients, so you know that our success is contingent upon your success. If we do not win your benefits or obtain a favorable settlement for you, we do not charge a fee.

What We Do

We Take Over Full Responsibility for the Handling of Your DBA Case and Put Your Mind At Ease

By taking over your case, we allow you to focus on what's most important: getting treatment, getting better, and getting the compensation you deserve. 

We know the ins and outs of the highly specialized Defense Base Act. If you or a family member has been injured overseas while working under a contract with the U.S. government, you need a lawyer who has the experience and reputation to effectively handle your case.

We will be a powerful advocate for you, and we will protect your rights under the Defense Base Act, no matter where you live. We have helped clients residing in many countries around the world, including Australia, England, Ireland, Macedonia, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

We can work with clients anywhere in the United States or around the world. Our current and former clients have come from Alaska, Arkansas, Virginia, Nevada, California, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, and others.

At The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., we charge no attorney’s fees unless we effectively secure a recovery for you.

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Employed and Living in a “Zone of Danger”?

We know the ins and outs of the Defense Base Act, and we will use it to advocate for you, and protect your rights, no matter where you live in the world.

If you are injured in the course and scope of your employment, you are covered. However, even if your injury has nothing to do with your employment, you most likely will still be covered under the Defense Base Act if you are considered to be in a “zone of danger.”

In our opinion, anyone working under a contract with the U.S. anywhere in Iraq or Afghanistan would be covered 24 hours per day due to the “zone of danger” rule.

Case law is very liberal in this regard and has afforded coverage to injured workers for a variety of injuries which had nothing to do with their employment. For example, if you are working in Iraq or Afghanistan and you are done working for the day and you slip and fall in the shower, you would be covered under the Defense Base Act.

Defense Base Act

Working for the US Government Abroad?

If you are a civilian working to aid the US Government’s mission abroad, you are covered.

The US government continues to hire American companies to build Embassies and other US government buildings overseas in countries such as England, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan. The US military maintains forces in Kuwait, Japan, Korea, Germany, Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland, Panama, Turkey, Hungary, Spain, Kosovo, Saudi Arabia, Guam and other foreign countries.

As a consequence, any civilian workers hired to aid the US government’s mission abroad will be covered under the Defense Base Act.

If you have been injured while working on a military base overseas, contact our experienced Defense Base Act Lawyers today for a free confidential consultation.

About Us

Our Law Firm at a Glance

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

Over $500,000,000.00 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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We are experienced attorneys with a proven track record of obtaining exceptional results for clients since 1996.

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