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April 1, 2010

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VERNIS & BOWLING - Expanding “AV-RATED” law firm seeks aggressive attorneys with federal and/or state court experience in employment law, commercial litigation, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and civil litigation defense for its Ft. Lauderdale, DeLand, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, Clearwater, Pensacola, Florida Keys, N. Palm Beach, Miami, Atlanta, Mobile, and Birmingham, AL offices. Exceptional opportunity and benefits. Fax resume to: (305) 892-1260.

TWO ATTORNEYS Needed for rapidly growing bankruptcy law and credit counseling organization. No experience necessary. Spanish speaking a plus but not required. Nice work environment. Please fax resume to: (727) 524-3850, Attn: Jay Weller.

Butler Pappas AV-rated, Florida defense firm has an opening in Miami for a property coverage defense attorney with 2-4 years experience. And in Tampa for a Liability Coverage attorney with 3+ years experience. Competitive compensation offered. Please submit resume to Hiring Partner, Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig, LLP, 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 500, Tampa 33602, or fax to (813) 281-0900.

Defense Attorneys Needed; Orlando - PIP experience necessary; Miami - 2+ exp. insurance defense. E-mail resume to jobs@hersseinlaw.com

Pensacola, FL, law firm of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner & Proctor, P.A., is looking for a litigation associate with 1-3 years of litigation experience to work in firm’s mass tort litigation department. Pharmaceutical litigation experience is a plus but not required. Position involves significant amounts of travel throughout the United States. Must be a current member of Florida Bar. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to rsmith@levinlaw.com, or to Robert Smith, Esq., 316 South Baylen Street, Suite 600, Pensacola, FL 32502.

Attorney Position 2-5 years experience for Litigation Department Personal Injury Law Firm. Tampa Bay Area. Trial experience preferred *Non-Smoking Office* Respond in confidence to News Box #578

Associate Attorney Wanted (Civil Commercial Litigation) Busy Downtown Miami law firm seeking an associate for construction, business and banking litigation. Associate will attend hearings, trials, conferences/meetings, and prepare motions/pleadings etc. Must be admitted to the Florida Bar with a minimum of 2 years of business, construction and commercial litigation experience. Please email resume to kim@frankelpa.com

Labor & Employment Attorneys 0-3 years experience in Labor & Employment and/or Litigation. Excellent academic credentials. For our North, Central and South Florida Offices. Reply to News Box # 574

Litigation Attorney - Trusts & Estates - Hollywood, Florida - Wintter & Associates, P.A., Trusts & Estates Litigation & Administration firm has an opportunity for a litigation attorney 5+ years experience. Strong litigation background, trial experience, excellent research skills and meticulous writing skills. Book of business is a plus, but not required. Send resume to PDD@WintterLaw.com

Estate Planning Attorney Hollywood, Florida - Wintter & Associates, P.A., Trusts & Estates Litigation & Administration firm has an opportunity for an Estate Planning and Probate attorney with 10+ years of experience. Experience with high net-worth clients, Board Certification, CPA License, and/or LLM in Estate Planning or Tax a definite plus. Quality book of business preferred. www.WintterLaw.com. Send resume to PDD@WintterLaw.com

GENERAL COUNSEL The School Board of Broward County, Florida. Applicants should hold a Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school, be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, have significant experience in educational, governmental, and/or administrative law, and have ten (10) years of experience practicing as an attorney. Salary range (based on experience) - Individual Respondent: $180,000 to $216,000 annually plus benefits including pension contributions, health insurance and others as negotiated. Respondent Law Firm: $234,000 to $270,000 annually. To review application procedures, access The School Board of Broward County’s website: www.browardschools.com. Employment, Administrative. Deadline: 5:00 p.m., May 15, 2010. Equal Opportunity Employer

Statewide Insurance Defense Firm is seeking attorney with experience in first and third party claims for its Central Florida Office (Orlando Area). The office is looking for an attorney with a portable book of business to supplement the firm’s current caseload. This is an excellent opportunity with a stable and dynamic firm that is growing to serve its clients needs throughout the State. Competitive salary and benefits. Send cover letter and resume in confidence to: jlawmiami@gmail.com.

Coral Gables Insurance Defense Firm looking to expand and develop its practice seeking motivated attorney with 3-5 years experience. This is a great opportunity with a stable and dynamic firm with a strong client base who is looking to grow. Excellent salary and benefits. Send cover letter and resume in confidence to: jlawmiami@gmail.com.

Coral Gables Insurance Defense Firm looking to expand and develop its practice seeking motivated attorney with 2-4 years PIP, PIP Fraud and Affirmative Litigation experience. This is a great opportunity with a stable and dynamic firm that is growing to serve its clients needs throughout the state. Excellent salary and benefits. Send cover letter and resume in confidence to: jlawmiami@gmail.com.

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, PLC, is seeking an attorney with 2-5 years experience in real estate and foreclosures to work in its Tampa office. We are an AV rated regional defense litigation firm with offices in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama and Florida. We offer a generous compensation package, including signing bonus, year-end bonus and benefits. Candidates must be licensed in Florida, with Alabama and Georgia Bar licenses a plus. This challenging position requires strong academic record, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Interested applicants may apply by e-mail or facsimile in confidence to: Managing Director: Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, 118 E. Garden Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502; tburr@gjtbs.com; or (850) 436-7099.

The Tampa office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is seeking a full-time or part-time Associate with four to six years of Litigation experience to join our practice. The ideal candidate must have experience in handling all phases of discovery and taking depositions. A commitment to exceptional client service, top quality written work product, excellent research skills, strong academic credentials and an interest and willingness to participate in business development efforts is required. Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to: Susan Styx, Regional Office Manager, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 500, Tampa, FL 33602, fax: 813-276-1956, email: sstyx@hinshawlaw.com, www.hinshawlaw.com. Only candidates contacted for an interview will receive a response. Hinshaw & Culbertson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.


The Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association in Orlando, Florida, is looking for an attorney with 5 years plus immigration experience who is committed to serving the legal needs of low-income immigrants. Previous pro bono and clinical experience will be considered a plus. Our immigration attorneys represent non-citizens who have been victims of human trafficking and violent crimes (predominantly domestic violence), undocumented children who have been abused or abandoned, and refugees who have been persecuted in their home country and now seek asylum in Immigration Court. We represent immigrants in federal and state courts. Position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. We are a general delivery legal aid provider with 50 years of service in Central Florida with an integrated practice and strong pro bono involvement. Any hire will be required to work together as a team with our varied practice groups and local bar associations. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish preferred. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in our program, and a resume, to: The Legal Aid Society of the OCBA, 100 E. Robinson Street, Orlando, Florida 32801. Include at the bottom of the envelope, “Attention: Mandy Silvestris.” Must be licensed in Florida or willing to take the bar exam at the earliest opportunity.

The Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association in Orlando, Florida, is looking for an attorney with public benefits or health law experience who is committed to serving the legal needs of low-income families and individuals. Previous pro bono and clinical experience will be considered a plus. Our position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. We are a general delivery legal aid provider and Guardian ad Litem program with 50 years of service in Central Florida with an integrated practice and strong pro bono involvement. Any hire will be required to work together as a team with our varied practice groups and pro bono attorneys. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in our program, and a resume, to: The Legal Aid Society of the OCBA, 100 E. Robinson Street, Orlando, Florida 32801. Include at the bottom of the envelope, “Attention: Mandy Silvestris.” Must be licensed in Florida or willing to take the bar exam at the earliest opportunity.

Legal & Branch Education Manager - Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC (The Fund) is seeking a dedicated, team-oriented professional to join our staff as the Legal & Branch Education Manager. This position is responsible for the day-to-day management of a department that primarily develops, organizes and presents continuing legal education courses and seminars to lawyers and other professionals, including a multi-day New Member Training program. The department provides course development support and input to manuals and training materials for Fund products. The Branch Education section of the department conducts educational programs for Fund employees. The outreach section of the department liaises with law schools throughout the region and makes presentations to law student audiences as well as attorney groups around the state. Requirements include L.L.B or J.D degree, admission to the Florida Bar, 4 years experience as a practicing real estate attorney in the area of title insurance, 3 years of management experience, 2 years prior experience as trainer or educational instructor, and familiarity with educational technology and pedagogy. The position is located in Orlando, and does require some local, overnight and extended travel. The successful applicant will possess documented managerial, communication, presentation, planning, organization, effective decision making, interpersonal, and customer service skills, as well as an extensive knowledge of real estate property law and understanding of title insurance processes. Although compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience, a candidate is anticipated to be recruited within the initial annual salary range of $90,000-$110,000. Fax, mail, or email cover letter, & resume to: (407) 816-3607; 6545 Corporate Centre Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32822, ATTN: Employee Services, careers@thefund.com. EOE/AA Employer.

Attorney: AV-rated Miami and Ft. Lauderdale law firm seeks a commercial and Real Estate Litigation Associate with 7-12 years experience for Miami office. Email resume to jkaye@khllaw.com.

Contract Attorney Wanted – Attorney wanted to cover depositions on a contract basis in Tampa, St. Petesburg and Ft. Myers. Steady work. Personal injury or workers’ compensation experience helpful but not required. Call 1-888-440-7380 or email gvs@goodsettlement.com

Pacific Legal Foundation’s Stuart office seeks an experienced attorney to handle public interest litigation involving private property rights, land use, and environmental law. Candidates must have trial and appellate level experience in Florida, law office management, and community leadership. More info at www.pacificlegal.org. Contact attyjobs@pacificlegal.org.

Naples AV mid-sized law firm (swflalaw.com) seeks attorney in: estate planning/ probate/ elder law - probate litigation; condo and homeowners association law; or labor and employment law. Excellent incentive-based compensation package. Experience; client base; strong technology skills and solid professional reputation required. Apply to: Rtreiser@swflalaw.com or Ddrake@swflalaw.com

Conroy, Simberg, Ganon, Krevans, Abel, Lurvey, Morrow & Schefer. Statewide litigation firm seeks litigation attorneys in the following offices and positions: First Party/Property Coverage, min2-7 years experience – Broward and Orlando; Litigation Support/Appellate Associate: with at least 4-7 years experience – Broward; Litigation attorney with 3-5 years of PIP experience – Orlando. Competitive salary & benefits. Email recruiter@conroysimberg.com.

Sarasota Construction and Surety firm seeks lawyer with minimum of ten years construction/surety litigation experience. This is a long term opportunity with significant benefits. Must have proven client relations skills and a history of outstanding results. All inquires will be treated with the utmost confidentality. Contact David E. Gurley at 941-556-1480.

The Tallahassee office of Carr Allison is hiring an associate with two to three years of civil defense litigation experience. The firm is looking for an associate with a strong work ethic and experience in handling civil defense litigation. Candidates should send their resume to managing shareholder, Thomas Logan at tlogan@carrallison.com. The firm’s web site is www.carrallison.com.

Estate Planning/Tax Attorney - Successful 55 year old NMB/Aventura estate tax/business planning/asset protection attorney with 3 attorney practice is looking for experienced attorney with similar focus. Should have some portable business and be motivated hard worker of highest competence and integrity. An excellent opportunity for the right person to benefit from a high profile and challenging client base . LLM preferred. Please fax resume to Nelson & Nelson, P.A. 305-932-6585.

Smith, Hyatt & Diaz, P.A. Fort Lauderdale AV rated firm seeks an Attorney with 0-2 years of experience to assist in its foreclosure practice. You need to be willing to travel regularly to attend hearings in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as other counties in the state. The position requires a team player who can work well with support staff, is comfortable with a large caseload, and is organized and detail oriented. You must also be extremely computer literate, as our office maintains a case management system that directs our workflow and uses only computerized case files. You must be admitted to the Florida Bar to be considered for this position. Please send resumes to dbatchelder@smith-hyatt.com or fax to 954-564-9252, attention Dawn Batchelder.

Assistant City Attorney - Cape Coral, FL. The City of Cape Coral seeks an attorney for an anticipated vacancy with experience in local government law to assume the responsibilities of the position of Assistant City Attorney. Under the general direction of the City Attorney, the individual will provide a wide range of legal services to the city’s elected officials, the city manager, city departments and various boards and committees. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing legislation and legal opinions, legal research, and contract review. Specialized experience in employment/labor law, contracts, procurement, and government financing preferred. Qualified applicants will possess the following: Member of The Florida Bar in good standing with at least three years of legal experience. Knowledge of issues unique to Florida local government law such as public records and government in the sunshine is essential. Salary range: $47,731.95 - $113,362.20. Anticipated starting salary at $47,731.95 - 70,000, depending on experience. Apply online at www.capecoral.net. Questions contact City of Cape Coral Human Resources Department, P.O. 150027, Cape Coral, FL 33915-0027. Telephone: 239-574-0530; Position open until filled. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Bankruptcy Attorney position available in our Tampa office; 5+ years experience Creditor Rights/Litigation; Competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package; Fax resume & salary requirements to (813) 880-8800.

Gainesville Associate Attorney: Primary practice areas: 80% Family Law and 20% Criminal. Minimum 2 years experience in above practice areas. Must be computer literate. Send resume to Apply@ForYourLaw.com

St. Petersburg “AV” rated law firm seeks Insurance Defense associate with 1-5 years experience, PIP a plus. Send resumes to 8700 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33702, Fax 727-570-4665.

Litigation Associate Jacksonville: Leading Jacksonville firm seeks litigation associate 3-5 years experience. Top academics and complex case litigation experience are prerequisites. Strong preference for Jacksonville area residents. Reply to News Box #579 with resume and writing sample.

Williams Parker, a sophisticated 45-attorney law firm in Sarasota, FL, is seeking a trusts & estates attorney with 3 to 5 years T&E experience in complex matters. LL.M. or CPA required. Superior academics. Email resumes to hiringpartner@williamsparker.com

Commercial Litigation Attorney - Orlando AV law firm seeks associate attorney with 3+ years commercial/construction litigation experience. Excellent salary/benefits. Send resume to Howard Allen, Railey Harding & Allen, P.A., 15 N. Eola Dr., Orlando, FL 32801, hallen@raileyharding.com, Fax 407-648-8049.

Part-time attorney for downtown Tampa defense firm: 20 - 25 hours/week. Must be admitted in Florida. Would prefer 3 - 5 years’ litigation experience in the defense of med mal/long-term care claims. Please submit CV and cover letter to eheth@bgrtriallaw.com

Naples AV small firm seeks attorney interested in broad practice including civil litigation, estate taxes and real estate. Strong academic record essential; must be member of Florida Bar. Experience preferred but not essential. Portable practice a plus. Send resume and salary requirements to DNAPLAW@aol.com.

Daytona Beach Litigation Attorney – Associate position available in established law firm. Ideal candidate will have one to four years insurance defense experience, good research and writing skills, and ability to handle full case load. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax cover letter and resume to 386-257-1834.

Established Miami firm, AV-rated, handling transportation defense, seeks an associate with 2-5 years in civil litigation experience. Candidate responsible for court appearances and trial preparation. Strong writing skills, solid work ethic and traveling necessary. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits package available. Please forward resume to marian@nicklauslaw.

Chief Operating Officer: Ross Vecchio, a mid-sized Lakeland firm, has an excellent opportunity for a Chief Operating Officer. The COO has the responsibility for the firm’s overall operations, including finance, human resources, information technology, marketing and facilities management. For a complete job description, contact Suzette Welling at s_welling@rossvecchio.com.

PUBLIC NOTICE: IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA; GAINESVILLE DIVISION; APPOINTMENT OF FULL-TIME MAGISTRATE JUDGE; The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida has an opening for a full time U.S. Magistrate Judge in Gainesville, Florida. The duties of the magistrate judge position are demanding and wide ranging, including, but are not limited to, the following: (1) conducting most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conducting various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. The basic authority of a United States magistrate judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. ‘ 636. To be qualified for appointment an applicant must: (1) Be, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States, and have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years (with some substitutes authorized); (2) Be competent to perform all the duties of the office; be of good moral character; be committed to equal justice under the law; be patient and courteous; and be capable of deliberation and decisiveness; (3) Be less than 70 years old; and (4) Not be related to a judge of the district court. A Merit Selection Panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review all applicants and recommend to the district judges, in confidence, the five persons considered best qualified. The court will make the appointment following an FBI full field investigation and an IRS tax check of the applicant selected by the court for appointment. An affirmative effort will be made to give due consideration to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, or disability. The current annual salary of the position is $160,080.00. The term of office is eight (8) years. Application forms and more information on the magistrate judge position in this court may be obtained from the Clerk of the United States District Court in any of the Tallahassee, Pensacola, Panama City, or Gainesville locations. The form is also available on the court’s Internet website at www.flnd.uscourts.gov. Applications must be submitted to William M. McCool, Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 111 N. Adams Street, Suite 322, Tallahassee, FL 32301-7717, and must be received by April 16, 2010. All applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure, and all applications will be examined only by members of the Merit Selection Panel and the judges of the district court. The panel’s deliberations will remain confidential.

AV-rated West Palm Beach insurance defense firm seeks associate with a minimum of 2 years civil litigation experience in either medical malpractice or general liability. Competitive salary and benefits. Fax resume and writing sample to Office Administrator 561-659-2093 or email to croccok@stephenslynn.com. Stephens Lynn Klein LaCava & Puya, P.A.

Retired or semi-retired attorneys to work on a part-time contract basis for law firm litigating construction defect claims on behalf of condo associations in the following geographic areas: Jacksonville, Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg. Send CV to flacondodefectslawgroup@gmail.com – reference “part time attorney”.

Litigation Associate sought by AV rated Sarasota firm. 2-4 years commercial/construction/real estate litigation experience required. High academic credentials required. Excellent salary and benefits with Partnership opportunity. Submit resume to Sandy King, Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokes, P.A., 1819 Main Street, Suite 610, Sarasota, FL 34236 or email resume to sking@nhlslaw.com.

Join Our Team! Pensacola Office of McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A. seeks attorney with 1+ yrs exp. Workers’ comp exp preferred. Must be FL licensed. We are a large statewide Workers’ Compensation, Civil, Insurance Defense, Elder Law and Employment and Labor Law Firm offering excellent benefits, competitive salaries and a great work environment. Visit www.mcconnaughhay.com to obtain employment application and submit with resume to HR Dept, fax 850-558-1605 or mmcinnis@mcconnaughhay.com

Hannon & Boyers, P.A.- Boutique, AV-rated Plaintiff’s firm, with offices on Brickell Avenue in Miami, seeking a highly motivated associate with 1 1/2 to 3 years of experience, preferably involving medical malpractice and personal injury cases. The ideal candidate should possess excellent academic credentials, a strong work ethic, as well as superior communication and writing skills. Competitive benefits provided. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume, cover letter and writing sample by either fax or email to: 305-373-2823 or mnavarro@hannonboyers.com.

Ford & Harrison LLP has an opening for an associate in its Tampa office. All candidates should have 3-6 years of advanced litigation skills. Substantial experience with labor and employment matters preferred. Ford & Harrison is a national labor and employment firm with close to 200 lawyers in offices throughout the country. For consideration, please submit the following materials to Alice Trahant, Director of Recruiting, at atrahant@fordharrison.com: cover letter, resume, and a copy of a deposition transcript or an extract of a hearing/trial. No phone calls or search agencies, please.


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Gainesville Personal Injury/General Practice lawyer with substantial trial experience and client base seeks partnership or other association with another lawyer or law firm. 1700 sq ft office is owned but will consider moving. Tired of solo practice. Please contact News Box #577.
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Southeast Broward individual class A office space. 10 minutes from courthouse. Conference room, law library, receptionist, copier, scanner, fax. High-speed internet. Excellent referrals! Will consider exchange of hours for rent. Call 954-367-0502 or email davidw166@yahoo.com

Dunedin: 2,100 sq. ft. of prime commercial space located on Broadway/Alt. 19. Beautifully renovated and furnished legal office. Stand-alone, single-story with high visibility signage and 10 parking spaces. Available immediately. $17.00 sq. ft. Call 727-734-5116

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