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Construction Defect Trial Attorney

Company name

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

Clearwater, FL

Date Last Verified

Feb 16,2018

Posted on

Feb 07,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Construction
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Construction Defect Trial Attorney The candidate works on Construction Defect files across the central, northern, western and/or southwestern parts of the state. Handles all cases from start to finish including all court appearances, depositions, mediations, arbitrations and trials. Typical duties include representation of general contractors or subcontractors in Construction Defect litigation matters, as well as pre-suit Chapter 558 pre-suit matters. Provides legal representation for clients on highly complex and/or high risk legal matters. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in all courts and agencies. Works independently on all matters. Regularly communicates with clients and manages relationships with Claims. Provides legal advice and services and manages relationships with Claims and Clients. Mentors other trial attorneys. Reports to Managing Trial Attorney. Leads, directly represents or provides subject matter expertise on significant, high-risk or complex legal matters, representing clients in trials or hearings before courts or agencies, including appeals and arbitrations. May lead a team in a specialized practice area. Proficiently interprets and explains insurance contracts and coverage issues; strong knowledge of state and local practices and rules. Works with client and claims to establish, communicate and implement Litigation Plan. Keeps client and claims fully informed. Fosters, develops and promotes relationships with Claims; has contact with Claims management and uses initiative to help develop, expand and retain business. Prepares and tries cases regardless of complexity and unlimited exposure in all courts and agencies, including cases involving toxic substances, extensive injuries, permanent injuries and/or ongoing treatment. Cases may involve inflammatory factors (DUI, death of a child, egregious). Recognizes, participates and promotes settlement opportunities. Negotiates as authorized. Trains other attorneys on negotiation skills and tactics. Takes depositions of parties and experts; obtains meaningful discovery and participates in motions practice as warranted. May mentor other trial attorneys with respect to deposition practices and techniques. May train or mentor less experienced trial attorneys or paralegals on procedural or legal issues. May create and conduct training for Claims.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Should be currently licensed as an attorney in an appropriate US jurisdiction and maintain an active license in FL. Must have 10+ years of civil litigation, trial experience and/or agency hearing representation experience, as well as substantial jury trial experience as lead counsel. Should have deep or significant experience in one or more specific or highly specialized area of law. Board Certification is preferred. Thorough knowledge of Florida construction defect law, trial experience and insurance defense experience required.

Additional info

Job ID: 50782

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
1 Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215

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