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Insurance Defense Attorney / Litigation - Insurance Attorney / Litigation - Personal Injury Attorney in Orlando, FL

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 29, 2020

Posted on

Oct 18, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Orlando, FL, United States
Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
Litigation >> Litigation - Personal Injury
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Senior Trial Attorney
Duties: Represents insured and the Company in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits, subrogation, and Allstate Financial cases. Prepares for and conducts hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and depositions. Prepares and argues pre and post-trial motions. Assists colleagues in the resolution of calendar conflicts. Provides counsel to business clients on day to day issues. Provides project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams. Monitors and reviews new laws, regulations, and case law; identifies and summarizes relevant issues; collaborates with other areas of L&R department; proactively provides advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business; monitors counsel. Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy. Contacts clients to discuss their case and answer any questions. Maintains contact at a minimum of 90 days. Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90 day contact, strategy conferences, etc.). Review all documentary evidence. Prepares witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses. Conducts depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents. Prepares and conducts court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.). Conducts settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.). Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions in liminie and summary documents. Draft post-trial motions. Prepare for and participate in appeals. Provide legal opinions to claims clients. Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate. Manages projects.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and member in good standing of Florida State Bar. 7+ years' Insurance Defense, Subrogation and/or Personal Injury litigation experience. Trial and/or Arbitration experience is preferred, with flexibility to work across several disciplines that may include SIU, PIP, UM and Subrogation. No Fault and/or SIU experience is a plus. Computer skills required; experience with Microsoft Office, Lexis, and the internet. Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by an attorney Lead Counsel. Must be able to handle a large caseload. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc. Will work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.

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