Douglas L. Grose, Esq.

Douglas L. Grose, Esq.

Doug Grose is a litigator with Merlin Law Group and has extensive experience in representation of insureds in numerous states from Florida to California.

Mr. Grose is a graduate of the University of South Florida and received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida. Doug has been admitted to all state and federal courts in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court, and has been admitted pro hac vice in the states of Alabama, California, Illinois, North Carolina, Tennessee, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Mr. Grose’s representation has included pre-suit client assistance as well as extensive state court and federal court litigation experience for a range of clients—from individual homeowners to large commercial and condominium related matters. He is active in the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), the Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers), and in the nationwide Bad Faith litigation group of the AAJ. His extent of involvement in fire-related insurance claims has led him to active involvement in the National Fire Protection Association, National Association of Fire Investigators, and the International Association of Fire Investigators. Mr. Grose has been honored to speak regarding various subjects to the AAJ, FJA, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, the Windstorm Network, and the Insurance Committee for Arson Control.


Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, Florida

Juris Doctor

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

  • Classes/Seminars Taught

    “A Primer on Proving Roof Damage” NAPIA Summer Meeting, June 2011

    “Basic Tools for Public Adjusting” – FAPIA Spring Conference, May 2012

    “The Florida Bar Condo Law Seminar”

    “Hurricane Katrina First Party Insurance Claims Seminar”

    “Appraisal – Yesterday and Today” – FAPIA

    “The Five Rules of Ethical Public Adjusting” – FAPIA

    “Selected Florida Insurance Codes Rules of Professional Conduct Ethics”
     – FAPIA

    “Right and Wrong Rules of the Road” 
    – FAPIA Summer Conference, July 2011

    “Deductible Application” Windstorm Conference

    “Intake in Bad Faith Cases” AAJ Winter Convention

    “First Party Contract Claims; Bad Faith” – AAJ Winter Convention

    “Seeking Punitive Damages in Bad Faith Cases” – AAJ Convention

    “Appraisal After Schaeffer, Surplus Lines Law” – FAPIA

    “Insurance Law Update” – FAPIA

    “Fire Investigations” – FAPIA

    “Trial of First Party Insurance Case When Client is Accused of Arson” – AAJ

    “Grace Under Fire: Protecting Your Insured and Fee” – FAPIA

    The Merlin Guide: How to ethically and efficiently adjust claims in Texas – FAPIA

  • Honors & Awards

    AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Professional Associations & Memberships

    American Association for Justice

    Florida Bar Association

    American Bar Association

    National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) Associate Member

    Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) Associate Member

    Federal Bar Association

    Florida Justice Association

    International Association of Fire Investigators

    National Association of Fire Investigators

    National Fire Protection Association