Christopher N. Mammel, Esq.

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
222 Lakeview Avenue, Suite 950
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Office: 561-855-2120


DENVER, COLORADO
999 18th Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Office: 303-357-2374

Email: cmammel@MerlinLawGroup.com


Licensed in:

  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Illinois

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  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
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  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
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  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit


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Christopher N. Mammel, Esq.

Christopher Mammel has practiced in the field of property and casualty insurance damage and disaster recovery since the early 80’s.  He is licensed in Florida, Colorado, and Illinois and has represented parties in lawsuits in more than 15 states.  Since becoming licensed in Florida in 2008, he has focused his practice on disaster insurance recovery and represented more than a hundred policyholders, primarily community associations, in large damage hurricane cases against most of the insurance companies writing community association insurance in this State.  He has negotiated numerous multi-million dollar settlements in these cases, and has successfully prosecuted bad faith claims resulting from unfair claim practices of insurance companies dealing with their insureds.  Mr. Mammel has also appeared in several of the state appellate courts in Florida, and in the federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Mammel has acted as trial and appellate counsel in numerous property damage insurance claims in Florida. Recently, he was appellate counsel in a construction defect case enforcing a multimillion dollar jury verdict on a home on Marco Island, which was settled by the contractor’s liability insurance carrier shortly after oral argument.  Acting as trial and appellate counsel for another Hialeah condominium association after a Hurricane Wilma loss, he succeeded in upholding the trial court’s order compelling appraisal that had been appealed by the insurance carrier.  The subsequent appraisal resulted in a substantial award for his client to replace roofs, sliding glass doors and windows damaged in the hurricane.  He represented another condominium association comprising a 19-building complex in Brevard County to enforce a similar appraisal award encompassing damage to roofs, building exteriors, sliding glass doors and windows, which also settled in the midst of an appeal.  He represented another condominium association client in a Palm Beach County case defending against an insurance company’s efforts to avoid a substantial appraisal award, and successfully enforced the award. The ensuing bad faith case was settled for a substantial additional amount.  He recently filed and settled a bad faith action on behalf of a homeowner who had been required to sue their insurance company to force them to into appraisal under their insurance policy covering a Hurricane Wilma claim. The bad faith settlement was multiples of the underlying appraisal award.

In other parts of the country, Mr. Mammel represented the plaintiff/policyholder in an insurance bad faith case that began with a reported decision in the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals citing several insurance companies as having committed acts of bad faith against their insured, and culminated in multimillion dollar settlements for his client.  He represented certified classes of plaintiffs in state overtime and Fair Labor Standards Act cases, which resulted in multimillion dollar settlements approved by the federal courts presiding over the cases, and substantial fee awards. He represented one of the largest gold mining companies in the world in several lawsuits filed over discovery of a multi-million ounce gold deposit in Nevada (when gold was $325/oz.), which culminated in a six-week federal jury trial.  His client received a defense verdict.  Mr. Mammel was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2007, and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating from a system based upon review by his peers for legal ability and impeccable ethical conduct.

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado
Sturm College of Law, J.D.
cum laude

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado
B.A.,