Yanet Cordova Quintero, Esq.


Yanet Cordova Quintero is no stranger to the intricate and often challenging navigation of a homeowners’ insurance claim. As an 18-year-old, she and her family received a call while at Universal Studios that their home was on fire. Racing home from Orlando to the devastating picture, young Yanet was asked by the fire marshal to accompany him on a post-fire tour to assess the damage. After suffering such a loss in a house fire, followed by the traumatic walk-through, Yanet next helped her mother, a Cuban immigrant (Yanet moved to the states at four-years old), steer through the mountain of paperwork, deciphering both the insurance and legal language which often added to the difficult process.

Only a few months later, Yanet headed to Gainesville to study at the University of Florida, pursuing her goal to become a surgeon. Weekends would often find her traveling to and from home to see her family and help her mother move through and manage the mountain of claims paperwork. As time went on, and she became more involved in the frustrating claims process, her passion for finding justice in her family’s homeowners’ insurance journey grew. She switched majors to pre-law, joining Phi Alpha Delta Co-Ed Pre-Law Fraternity and eventually served as both their community service director and a competitor in several mock trial competitions, earning a national title and placing top three in several competitions. Yanet would then go on to receive her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, continuing to garner top accolades along the way, including Highest Grade Recipient in Negotiation and Mediation and Phelps Dunbar First-Year Appellate Advocacy Competition Semi-Finalist. Yanet was also selected as a member of the prestigious Stetson Trial Team, an exclusive top-ranked trial advocacy program.

This experience would pave the way for Yanet at several legal internships, including the Todd Foster Law Group in Tampa and for County Judge Robert G. Fegers in the Tenth Judicial Circuit in Bartow. Deeply family-oriented and a champion for children’s rights, Yanet was also a legal intern for the Children’s Justice Center of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa; served as Guardian Ad Litem, 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Gainesville; and as legal intern for the Guardian Ad Litem Attorney’s Office in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Tampa.

A stint as legal assistant, then paralegal, at first-party insurance law firm, Germain Law Group, found Yanet as one of only two employees taking care of all clients’ needs and learning all aspects of the process. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Yanet found herself often helping the firm’s Spanish-speaking clients, the language barrier presenting yet another layer for their policyholder clients already in challenging insurance claims’ situations. This only increased her will and drive to make a better environment and experience for those with language as a secondary challenge, and coupled with her own personal family experience as policyholder, her passion for the first-party insurance law field only grew.

As a highly empathetic individual, Yanet practices law from the truly human perspective, seeing the insurance policy not as paper, but representing a life. Clients become part of her family, and she is relentless in her pursuit of justice and their success. As part of the Merlin Law Group, Yanet will continue her relentless pursuit of policyholder justice, handling both residential and commercial cases.

Yanet is licensed in the state of Florida and has her real estate license as well.


Stetson University College of Law
Juris Doctor

University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Bachelor of Science, Psychology