Staff Attorney

Posted: 07/21/2021

Summary of Position:

Security First Managers is looking for multiple attorneys interested in pursuing a new career opportunity in the insurance industry.  Levels I, II, and III are dependent on experience level.  

Position number and locations are:  

  • Ormond Beach - Nine (9) positions
  • South Florida - Three (3) positions
  • Tampa Bay Area - Two (2) positions

Successful candidates will use knowledge and skills learned in traditional legal fields to settle legal disputes that arise from claims. Staff Attorneys will have the opportunity to build litigation skills in a professional environment, working as part of the Security First litigation team. The selected candidate will manage a caseload of litigated files.  

Essential Job Functions:

  • Leads or works directly on moderate risk litigation representing Security First in trials or hearings before courts including mediations and arbitrations
  • Reviews and evaluates assigned cases and lawsuits
  • Prepares and tries cases as required in all courts
  • Provides legal advice and counsel to claims
  • Assists in evaluating claims in litigation and performs research for Litigation Examiners/Specialists
  • Collaborates Litigation Examiners/Specialists to provide an Agreed Litigation Plan for the defense of each case
  • Recognizes, promotes, and participates in settlement opportunities including mediations and arbitrations. Negotiates as authorized
  • Keeps the assigned Litigation Examiner/Specialist informed throughout the life of the file
  • Takes deposition of parties, witnesses, and experts; participates in discovery and motion practice as warranted
  • Provides documentation outlining claims in litigation to effectively assess loss and litigation expense including attorney’s fees awards
  • Present a professional and helpful appearance
  • Assists in other areas of department or other departments as required
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Minimum Requirements:

  • JD degree from a regionally accredited law school
  • Licensure with the Florida Bar
  • First Party Property experience required Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards; personal and professional integrity, unquestioned discretion in maintaining confidentiality
  • Accurate, thorough, and keen attention to detail
  • Comprehensive knowledge of legal terminology; property/casualty claims practices a plus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills in both public and private settings
  • PC Literate with a firm understanding of Microsoft Office Programs

Required Competencies: 

  • Managerial Courage
  • Negotiating
  • Perspective
  • Organizing
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Decision Quality
  • Priority Setting

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Our company is a drug-free workplace, and all candidates which are offered a position will be required to submit to pre-employment drug screening. Refusal to submit to drug screening will result in retraction of offer.