Trial Attorney - Staff Counsel (Remote)

Miami, FL
Full Time
04-17-2021
Practice Areas: Commercial Insurance Litigation Job #: TRIAL02003 Exp.: 4+ Years
Description:
For over 60 years, FCCI Insurance Group has built a reputation on trust and relationships. As a leading super-regional property & casualty insurer with strong financials and excellent partnerships with our independent agents, FCCI is committed to creating connections and looking for employees who share our vision. If you value loyalty, integrity, vision, excellence and service like we do, and you want a rewarding career you can be proud of, you belong at FCCI.

FCCI is seeking a talented Trial Attorney to join a team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff in defending FCCI insureds in bodily injury and property damage liability lawsuits. The Trial Attorney’s responsibilities includes developing and implementing strategies to achieve team litigation objectives and obtain prompt resolution of claims, while maintaining a cooperative partnership with Claims staff in the handling of all lawsuits. The contemplated locations for this position are within the South Florida area (Dade/Broward/Palm Beach). The Attorney will work remotely within this Florida region, with full support from the home office legal team located in Sarasota, Florida at FCCI’s headquarters.

The selected individual will be responsible for handling primarily bodily injury lawsuits, as well as property damage liability lawsuits against FCCI insureds for mediation, pre-trial, trial and post-trial resolution. In addition, the selected individual will prepare and manage pleadings, motions, discovery, depositions and any other tasks or duties necessary for the proper representation of FCCI insureds in accordance with sound litigation practices. Drive results to recognize, promote, and effectively negotiate settlement opportunities, including all aspects of liability and damages. Overall, engage in all aspects of FCCI’s Staff Counsel policies and procedures, including coordinating case handling with FCCI’s Claims Department.

In exchange for your talents, FCCI offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

FCCI believes YOU are valuable. We embrace a community that is diverse in culture, abilities, expertise, orientation and experience. FCCI’s passionate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is integral to our promise to serve others and strengthens our culture as we build relationships. At FCCI, we empower others to reach their full potential as we recognize that people are our greatest strength. This includes promoting an awareness that celebrates who people are in every interaction.

Qualifications
Experience
Required
  • Juris Doctorate and admission to the Florida bar.
  • Minimum of four years’ recent experience as a successful, practicing attorney in complex commercial insurance litigation; additional experience preferred.
  • Advanced commercial insurance defense litigation experience, including jury trial experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of bodily injury and property damage liability.
  • Advanced knowledge of insurance laws and regulations.
  • Ability to provide effective legal counsel.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to analyze, define and solve problems; the use of good judgment and decision-making.

Preferred
  • First Chair Trial experience.
  • Some Construction Defect experience.

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