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Senior Trial Attorney - Construction Defect
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Senior Trial Attorney - Construction Defect The candidate handles litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of professional responsibility. Handles files and issues of a complex nature. Communicates with client regarding file status and progress. Analyzes file as litigation progresses. Evaluates cases and seeks settlement as necessary. Conducts discovery (e.g. written interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and depositions). Conducts motion practice. Drafts all necessary pleadings, papers and briefs to advance litigation. Conducts necessary research in support of drafting activities. Advocates client position in all forums (state and federal court, alternative dispute resolution, administrative tribunals and regulatory hearings) and circumstances, both formal and informal. Negotiates effectively in the resolution of claims and other issues. Stays current on state statutes and court decisions and analyzes how statutes and court decisions affect the interpretation and enforceability of the various policy provisions. May have or develop areas of specialty practice (e.g. special property, workers` compensation, environmental law, commercial coverage). Participates in divisional or corporate projects as assigned. Shares knowledge with supervisory staff as appropriate. Develops and delivers presentations for other departments to inform personnel on how the law affects their particular job responsibilities. Adjusts reserves to reflect company exposure based upon file information available at that time. Admission to the State Bar in state where they are located or eligibility for admission to the bar and obtaining admission within a year of hiring. Must have Juris Doctor. Should have demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service. Demonstrated experience making decisions independently gained through a high degree of technical knowledge and expertise acquired through litigation activities and trial experience. Extensive experience preparing civil pleadings, motions and discovery and deposing witnesses. Extensive knowledge and understanding of rules of Professional Responsibility for the jurisdiction in which they practice. Should have extensive knowledge and understanding of tort, contract, and insurance law. Should preferably have 10+ years of insurance defense experience. Strong background in defense of construction defect claims. Trial experience required, to include jury trial experience as lead counsel. Prior experience is a claims department or staff counsel organization is a plus. Board Certification in Construction Law preferred. Must be licensed to practice law in State of Florida. In-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines preferred.

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