Description:

Job Summary:
The in-house insurance defense attorney will be responsible for first-party property and casualty litigation.

Essential Functions:
  • Manage and be responsible for a full caseload
  • Prepare assessments of cases, including factual summations and legal research
  • Conduct motion practice
  • Take and defend depositions
  • Propound and respond to discovery
  • Represent HCPCI at hearings and mediations
  • Prepare for trial and act as HCPCI's trial attorney

Required Skills & Experience:
  • Ability to aggressively pursue HCPCI's interests in and out of court.
  • Must be self-sufficient (able to work independent of a paralegal or secretary), self-motivated and able to multitask.
  • Must be able to use all relevant technology, including calendaring, e-filing, etc.
  • Experience utilizing online legal research systems such as Westlaw and LexisNexis is a plus
  • Detail orientated, committed to professionalism
  • Team oriented, proactive approach to all situations
  • Clear, concise oral and written communication skills

Education & Training:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) required

Experience:
  • 2-5 years in first party insurance property defense claims

Licenses or Certifications
  • Member in good standing of the Florida Bar

Work Environment:
Work is primarily sedentary in nature. Job operates in a professional office environment. The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and other devices. The employee will be exposed to normal office environment conditions and temperatures. Noise level is low to moderate.

Physical Demands:
The role requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as working with computers and other electronic screens under fluorescent lights.

Performance of Job Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position in compliance with HCI policy and applicable law. HCI cannot guarantee any accommodation requested by an employee and this job description does not constitute an agreement to do the same. Employees must review HCI's policies regarding reasonable accommodation and notify the Human Resources Department regarding any accommodation request.

Nature of Job Description
This is a primarily hybrid remote position that does require one week per quarter in-office. Candidates must live within 60 miles of 3802 Coconut Palm Drive, Tampa, 33619 or 1000 S Pine Island Road, Plantation, 33324.

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, HCI reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Employment with HCI is on an “at-will” basis and may be terminated by HCI or an employee at any time and for any reason.