Job Details

Staff Counsel Position- First Party Defense

Company name

Heritage Insurance

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 15,2019

Valid Through

Feb 28,2020

Posted on

Mar 02,2019

Years of Experience

4-10 yrs required


Sunrise, FL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Staff Counsel Position- First Party Defense
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for providing high quality and cost-effective legal defense of first party property cases. Conduct Examinations Under Oath and Litigate cases to verdict, demonstrating superior use of trial skills and techniques. Ability to independently handle a full to moderate caseload with moderate level of complexity from case inception through trial/resolution. Works under the guidance of House Counsel in litigating complex and high exposure files. Conducts legal research. Independently drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents. Attends court events and other appointments independently. Learns and understands claim customer expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals. Handles and actively seeks opportunities to become involved in special projects and on committees. Provides recommendations and case analysis to claim department on appropriate file handling strategy. Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties. Effectively makes use of technology and automation in the practice of law. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management. Travels as required to meet business needs. Ability to mentor and train less experienced counsel and legal support staff. Provide advice and training to claim partners.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record. Successful completion of the Bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required. Active license to practice law. 4-10 years or equivalent legal experience. Personal and Commercial lines property insurance litigation work experience required. Demonstrated track record of trial skills and techniques. Articulate presentation skills using technology. Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills. Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position. Ability to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including, Microsoft Office Products, WestLaw, LexisNexis, and other law office management programs. Independent ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision. Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work. Works collaboratively with team members and others. Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with increased litigation complexity. Demonstrates superior legal acumen. Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development. Continued development of technical skills with a goal of handling the highest complexity cases. Personal integrity and adherence to a high degree of professionalism and ethical competency. Strong research skills. Strong negotiation skills. Multi-tasking tolerance and success. Decision making and problem solving abilities. Sense of urgency/responsiveness. Demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a small legal team. Responsible for independent, aggressive case handling with a resolution management focus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Heritage Insurance
4503 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Ste. 100
Tampa, FL 33614

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