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A. Alston Merritt

A. Alston Merritt

Direct Dial: (813) 769-4804
Fax: (813) 229-3502
Office Location: Tampa

Professional Involvement

Alston joined Paskert Divers Thompson in 2020. She devotes her practice to complex commercial litigation, focusing on construction, suretyship, business torts, and contract disputes. Before joining the firm, Alston spent time practicing with a national insurance defense firm and a well-known construction law firm. She brings a unique blend of experience and knowledge, including practice in both litigation and transactional work. Specifically, Alston has experience handling varying commercial litigation matters, insurance litigation matters, and negotiating commercial contracts. Alston graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she focused on the areas of commercial transactions and construction law. While in law school, she served as a guardian ad litem and a student attorney with the local Child Advocacy Clinic.

In her spare time, you can find Alston traveling or out enjoying Tampa Bay with her husband Rivver and her dog Tucker. 

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Liability Insurance, Subrogation, and Recovery
  • Suretyship

Admitted to Practice

  • All Florida State Courts
  • The United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida


  • Wake Forest University Law School, J.D., 2017
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Child Advocacy Clinic
  • The University of Georgia, B.S. Agriculture, 2014

Professional, Trade, and Philanthropic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
  • The Florida Bar
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Real Estate, Property, Trust and Litigation Section
  • The Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Construction Law Section

Selected Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America:
    • Construction Law - 2021-2024
    • Insurance Law - 2024
  • Florida SuperLawyers®, Rising Star, Surety, Construction Litigation, and Business Litigation - 2022-2023