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Staff Counsel Position

Company: Heritage Insurance
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Staff Counsel Position- First Party Defense in Clearwater, FL at Heritage Insurance Responsible for providing high quality and cost-effective legal defense of first party property cases. 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.-- PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 Job Requirements EDUCATION/COURSE OF STUDY:
    • Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record-- WORK EXPERIENCE:
      • 6-9--years or equivalent legal experience
      • Personal and Commercial lines property insurance litigation work experience required
      • Demonstrated track record of trial skills and techniques-- CERTIFICATES/DEGREES:
        • Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required
        • Active license to practice law.-- COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
          • Articulate presentation skills using technology
          • Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills
          • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position COMPUTER SKILLS:
            • Ability to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Products, WestLaw, LexisNexis, and other law office management programs.-- OTHER:
              • 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
              • Multi-tasking tolerance and success
              • Decision making and problem solving abilities

Keywords: Heritage Insurance, Clearwater , Staff Counsel Position, Legal , Clearwater, Florida

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