The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar News
June 15, 2014
Positions Available - Attorneys
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.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. - Attorneys At Law: A multi-office law firm is seeking ATTORNEYS for its Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers, West Palm Beach, and Pensacola offices. Recruiting attorneys for Litigation, Default and Corporate Law Departments. For Miami Office: Attorneys who are admitted in Puerto Rico territorial/state court. For Litigation Department: Attorneys with experience in the following practice areas: professional liability defense, general liability defense, insurance defense, commercial litigation, and workers’ compensation defense. Portable book of business a plus. For Default Law Department: Contested and Uncontested - Attorneys with previous experience in a Default Law Firm. Portable book of business a plus. For Corporate Law Department: Attorneys with experience handling securities and broker dealer matters, international and domestic taxation, bankruptcy, real estate, intellectual property, international law, corporate structure, asset protection, land use, and mergers and acquisitions. Portable book of business a plus. Also seeking 1-3 year associates in all offices. Email resume to RESUME@QPWBLAW.COM.
THE FLORIDA BAR, FT LAUDERDALE BRANCH, Sr. Attorney: The Florida Bar's Ft. Lauderdale Branch is seeking an experienced trial attorney. The Sr. Attorney acts as counsel at investigative, trial, and appellate levels of processing grievances against attorneys. The qualified candidate must possess a JD and be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar with at least three (3) years of legal experience as an attorney in effective case management, trials, pre-trial matters, and development of trial strategy. Possession of excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to resolve trial and appellate level cases required for this position. Interstate travel is required. Service oriented attitude is essential. Salary starts at $69,343. Send resume and writing sample to Human Resources, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300 or via email to: email@example.com in .doc or .pdf. Position is open until filled. Please notify Human Resources, in advance, if you need reasonable accommodations to participate in the employment process. EOE.
LITITGATION ASSOCIATE: CIKLIN LUBITZ MARTENS & O’CONNELL, AV-rated WPB firm seeks associate with 3-5 years of experience in Commercial Litigation. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 561-820-0372.
Transactional Associate needed for stable and expanding creditor’s law firm located in mid Pinellas County. Candidate will assist senior attorney with preparation of various settlement and workout documents as well as other drafting needs. 3+ years experience in preparing real property transactional or workout documents required. Title examination experience helpful, but not required. Competitive compensation package, including health insurance. Email resume to email@example.com.
Senior Attorney position available immediately. Experienced litigator required. Job responsibilities include managing the workflow of a busy foreclosure defense and bankruptcy practice in western Broward County area, supervising work of 4 attorneys/paralegals, and managing own caseload. Must be proficient at drafting pleadings and discovery, conducting depositions, and preparing for and winning trials. This position may occasionally also require sales meetings with clients. Applicant must be a Florida Bar licensed attorney with 7-10+ years experience in litigation practice and admitted into the Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Court. Experience in foreclosure, appeals, debt defense, bankruptcy, commercial litigation and/or consumer law preferred. In addition, applicant must have previously successfully managed a professional staff, while meeting own productivity goals. In order to apply for the position, please submit your resume to JobPost228@gmail.com along with a cover letter explaining how you will excel at Managing the Workflow in a debt defense law practice and why this area of law is of interest to you. Please provide your availability for interviewing and your salary requirements.
Jackson County BOCC is accepting applications for an in-house attorney. Experience as a practicing attorney in legal research and trial work within a government agency preferred. Management experience desirable. Florida Bar membership is required. $75,000 - $90,000 salary commensurate with experience. Submit employment application, resume’ and cover letter to HR Director. www.jacksoncountyfl.net. Open until filled.
Whitttel & Melton seeks criminal defense associate for premium criminal defense firm in Central Florida. Must have excellent oral / written communication skills and superior research and writing skills. Minimum two years experience as an Assistant State Attorney or Assistant Public Defender. Federal criminal experience preferred but will allow the right candidate with state criminal defense experience to learn. Prefer candidates in top 25% of law school class. Interested candidates should forward resume, writing sample and law school transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real Estate Associates needed for growing Florida law firm. Ideal candidates will have 1 - 3 years real estate/contract experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume in confidence to email@example.com.
Probate and Estate Planning Senior Associate concentrating in Elder Law needed for Aventura law firm. Must have 7+ years of Probate and Estate Planning experience. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travelers, a market leader in the property/casualty insurance industry, has an immediate opportunity in our Jacksonville staff counsel office for an experienced trial attorney to handle high exposure trucking, auto and general liability litigation in Northeast Florida. Significant trial experience with multiple verdicts and a proven trial record is required. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Apply today at www.travelers.com/careers and requisition number 813137.
LUKS, SANTANIELLO, PETRILLO & JONES: Statewide Insurance Defense ligation trial practice seeks an attorney for our Boca Raton Office. Must have 7+ years experience handling premises liability, negligent security and wrongful death cases. Excellent Benefit Package. For more info visit
WWW.LS-LAW.COM. Send Resumes to VRA@LS-LAW.COM or fax 954-761-9940.
The School Board of Seminole County seeks member of The Florida Bar with five years minimum legal experience to serve as Executive Director of Legal Services and to provide direct, full-time professional legal counsel to the school system on school matters. Florida Bar Board Certification in education law and state and federal government administrative law desired. Successful candidate should have knowledge of labor law, public employee bargaining, and school personnel law in Florida, as well as other state and federal laws pertaining to education; and knowledge of Administrative Procedure Act and experience in Florida Statute 120.57 proceedings. Please visit www.scps.k12.fl.us to view complete job description. Salary range $94,338 - $144,712. Interested individuals should complete an on-line application and submit resume electronically as outlined under Employment Opportunities at www.scps.k12.fl.us. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. Deadline to apply 6/26/14.
FDOT – Senior Attorney in Chipley Office; Position Number: 55000242; Recruitment Salary Range: $65,000 - $85,000; Advertisement Deadline: June 30, 2014. The FDOT is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Attorney in our Chipley office. This position is responsible for providing legal counsel and representation of the Department in all phases of the acquisition of right-of-way for transportation facilities, eminent domain proceedings, and in defense of the Department in claims of inverse condemnation. Preference will be given to applicants with 5 years of experience. Additional information regarding this position is available on the PeopleFirst website http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/. A criminal background check will be conducted on the successful applicant. State of Florida on-line applications are preferred and should be submitted through the website above. If you need assistance, call 1-877-562-7287 (TTY applicants call 1-866-221-0268). Current State of Florida applications may be faxed to PeopleFirst @ 1-904-636-2627. The FDOT is an EEO/AA/DFWP Employer.
FDOT – Senior Attorney in DeLand Office; Position Number: 55012479; Recruitment Salary Range: $65,000 - $85,000; Advertisement Deadline: June 30, 2014. The FDOT is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Attorney in our DeLand office. This position is responsible for providing legal counsel and representation of the Department in all phases of the acquisition of right-of-way for transportation facilities, eminent domain proceedings, and in defense of the Department in claims of inverse condemnation. Preference will be given to applicants with 5 years of experience. Additional information regarding this position is available on the PeopleFirst website http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/. A criminal background check will be conducted on the successful applicant. State of Florida on-line applications are preferred and should be submitted through the website above. If you need assistance, call 1-877-562-7287 (TTY applicants call 1-866-221-0268). Current State of Florida applications may be faxed to PeopleFirst @ 1-904-636-2627. The FDOT is an EEO/AA/DFWP Employer.
Department of Health, Prosecution Services Unit, Senior Attorney, Position Number 64003606, Annual Salary $51,626.90, Deadline: June 30, 2014. This Senior Attorney position provides legal services to the Department in evaluating and prosecuting violations of state law and administrative rules by licensees of the various professions regulated by the boards. Services are provided on an independent basis and reviewed through supervisor conferences and review of case files, reports, pleadings and orders. Prepares recommended action for Probable Cause Panels to include dismissals, letters of guidance or Administrative Complaints; presents cases before the probable cause panels. Drafts pleadings, discovery and legal memoranda; represents the Department before the Division of Administrative Hearings and in Circuit Court. Provides timely and professional representation in all aspects of litigation including timely trial preparation; motions practice; presentation of the case at hearing or trial; preparation of post hearing pleadings in accordance with statute and rule. Maintains case files, reviews investigative and legal files; timely responds to public records requests, inquiries from counsel, requests pursuant to Chapter 456, Florida Statutes, and other agencies regarding current cases. Prepares and presents cases for final action before the boards. Please apply on-line: http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com any problems applying on-line please contact People First at 1-877-562-7287, EEO/AA/ADA/VP, Fingerprinting Required.
The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law seeks to fill a non-tenure track skills instructor lecturer position focused on Environmental and Land Use Law. Applicants for this position should hold a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be a member in good standing of a state Bar, and have a minimum of three years of experience practicing environmental or land use law. Primary responsibilities will include developing and teaching skills courses on topics such as interviewing and counseling as well as skills and experiential courses, including field courses, in the College’s Environmental and Land Use program, and supervising externships and projects. Experience with Florida or federal environmental, water or land use law, current Florida Bar membership, and experience seeking grants are desirable. The anticipated starting date is January 2015. The salary range is $60,000 to $66,500 for a 12-month appointment. Members of groups under-represented in the legal profession including persons of color and women are particularly encouraged to apply. To apply go to: http://jobs.ufl.edu. Refer to requisition number 0905739. Please include CV, transcript(s), and the names of three references. The University of Florida is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. If accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-4621 or TDD 352-392-7734. Applications will be taken through June 30, 2014.
Capital Collateral Regional Counsel-North is seeking a qualified attorney with death penalty experience for capital post conviction litigation. Email resume and writing sample to
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. is seeking an experienced attorney for its Miami office to work in its appellate department. Please email resume to email@example.com for consideration. All responses will be treated confidentially.
Mid-size AV-rated downtown Jacksonville law firm seeks commercial litigator with experience in banking law, UCC and creditor rights/bankruptcy law. Partnership opportunity for an attorney with the ability to combine a portable book of business with our practice. Please email resume in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fann & Petruccelli, P.A., a multi-state AV rated professional liability defense firm has an immediate opening in its Naples office for an associate with 7 to 10 years experience in medical malpractice and insurance defense. Firm offers competitive salary and benefits. Please email your resume to email@example.com.
The City of Sebastian seeks proposals from Florida Bar members for Code Enforcement Special Magistrate position to conduct hearings on a monthly basis. Include proposed compensation, including any travel or other expenses, reimbursements and resume to Robert Ginsburg, City Attorney, c/o Jean Tarbell, Executive Assistant, 1225 Main Street, Sebastian 32958, fax # 772-581-0149; firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-House Insurance Company - Allstate Benefits, based in Jacksonville, FL is seeking an in-house attorney admitted in Florida with two or more years' experience. This attorney, reporting to the General Counsel, will oversee litigation and address a variety of corporate legal and insurance regulatory issues. Desired experience includes: litigation, and life & health insurance regulation. Email resumes to www.allstatecareers.com.
Associate Attorney Position available: Jacksonville civil trial defense firm seeking attorney with 0-2 years of experience. Must be Florida bar member, top 25% of law school class, have excellent research and writing skills and a desire to be in the courtroom. Trial Team, Moot Court or Law Review membership a plus. Please email resume and writing sample to email@example.com.
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY – Public Interest Law firm in Daytona Beach seeks a Family Law Attorney. Must have ability to work effectively/creatively with low-income clients including domestic violence victims. FL Bar membership required; Spanish speaking desired. Must possess a valid FL driver’s license. Position offers excellent benefits including free health, dental, life, disability insurance, and more. Send resume, writing samples, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 386-323-5762. E.O.E.
In-House Assistant General Counsel/HR Manager with at least 2 years of civil litigation experience, preferably in employment law, required. Responsibilities include counseling clients on HR issues, drafting handbooks/policies, conducting investigations, research and presenting training seminars. The successful candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills. Spanish language proficiency is preferred. We are a growing and dynamic company, with a fast-paced, fun environment. Please forward resume AND salary requirements to email@example.com or fax to 727-563-1570.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY GAINESVILLE- Associate with a desire to grow with firm wanted for busy solo practice to work with Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with 30 years exp. Emphasis on Family Law, Personal Injury and Bankruptcy. Candidate must have demonstrable ability to bring new business to the firm. Compensation based in part on business generated. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated person. Send resume and cover letter explaining how you can generate business in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOUSING ATTORNEY – for non-profit law firm in Daytona Beach. This is a full time position. Must work effectively and creatively with low-income clients. Experience in landlord/tenant, public/subsidized housing, mortgage foreclosures, and bankruptcy experience preferred. Spanish speaking preferred. Travel will be required within Central Florida, FL. Bar membership required. Must possess a valid FL driver’s license. Position offers excellent benefits including free health, dental, life, disability insurance, and more. Send resume, writing samples, and references to email@example.com or fax 386-323-5762. E.O.E.
Attorney, Insurance Defense, Southeast Law Group, P.A.: Daytona Beach insurance defense firm with statewide practice seeks an attorney with a minimum 2 years' experience, preferably in first-party property insurance defense. The ideal candidate must be a detail oriented team player with strong work ethic, possess good writing skills and be experienced with hearings and depositions. This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding established firm with a great work environment, competitive salary and benefits. The position is available immediately. No phone calls please. Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Attorney Position. Newsome Melton, a plaintiff's product liability firm with offices in downtown Orlando, is looking for an associate attorney. We need someone who has at least three years of experience and who is comfortable and competent to take depositions and handle hearings. Willingness to travel is necessary. Candidates should have strong academic credentials, should be hungry to work and learn, and should want to represent people who have been catastrophically injured by defective products. If you meet this description, and want to be a plaintiff's lawyer, this job is for you. Competitive pay with excellent benefits. If interested, please send an email to email@example.com.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY- Boynton Beach, PERSONAL INJURY LAW. A well respected Plaintiff Personal Injury Law Firm is seeking to add an associate for the Pre-Suit workup and negotiation of cases and litigation at its Boynton Beach office. Applicants must have experience handling Plaintiff Personal Injury cases from initial intake to successful conclusion. For over twenty years, this firm has taken pride in representing accident victims, and when necessary, taking the case all the way through trial. We offer a salary commensurate with experience, provide health and disability insurance and other benefits including profit sharing. Email your resume to: TortLawyers@AOL.com or Fax to: 561-374-7898. You must include salary history and requirements. All inquires will be kept in the strictest confidence.
THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY, MANATEE COUNTY, seeks to hire a new chief litigator, as necessitated by the forthcoming retirement of the incumbent attorney. The successful candidate will be a member of The Florida Bar with at least 10 years of general civil litigation experience, to include experience or a keen interest in land use litigation. The position, while primarily litigation-oriented, involves other non-litigation matters as assigned from time-to-time by the County Attorney. Employment with the County will commence in the first quarter of calendar year 2015. All interested candidates must supply a cover letter and a resume no later than close of business on June 30, 2014, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Multiple interviews may be conducted and writing samples may later be requested.
Heritage Insurance has grown into the state’s Top Ten insurance provider and now we've been recognized as a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace. We’re only just getting started. We’re excited about what we do and we’re looking for a Corporate Attorney to join us in our Sunrise office. We seek highly motivated candidates with a demonstrated history of success as trial attorney ideally in insurance defense or personal injury to manage assigned legal matters related to the Heritage Insurance Company. You'll work collaboratively with staff and managers and provide advice, guidance, and strategy regarding corporate legal matters. Conduct research, drafts points, authorities, and briefs and prepare legal memoranda and opinions on specialized questions of policy coverage and legal liability. Additionally you'll identify and report to our Counsel and senior management on areas and problems which may provide exposure to the companies. Represents the company interests at trial, arbitration or mediation, EUO, etc. as required. May take on special assignments upon request. This position may require travel including overnight. Requirements include JD and active FL License and two+ years of corporate litigation experience; representing property & casualty or commercial insurers strongly preferred. We offer a competitive salary, bonus opportunity, and a comprehensive benefits package. Email cover letter and resumes to HR@Heritagepci.com or fax to 1-866-929-0469.
Fort Lauderdale AV-rated solo practice seeks associate attorney with three (3) or more years of litigation/business law experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume' to Jeffrey B. Smith, Esquire at Jsmith@smithatlaw.com.
Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. – Orlando law firm with 10 Central Florida offices, seeks experienced employment law attorney to head up its employment/labor law practice. Great opportunity to join growing practice. Submit resume to KBJ@boginmunns.com.
Associate Attorney Position Available. Opening for Attorney in Pensacola office with 2-5 years of experience in civil litigation. Florida Bar Membership required; FL & AL Bar preferred. Please send resumes to: email@example.com, Attn: Office Manager.
Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. - Orlando law firm with 10 Central Florida offices, seeks experienced domestic attorney to head up its domestic practice. Prefer 5+ years experience. Great opportunity to join growing practice. Email resume to KBJ@boginmunns.com.
SARASOTA CONDO LAW FIRM seeks senior associate with 5+ years of civil litigation experience. Condo, HOA, foreclosure and assessment collection experience helpful. Must be FL Bar admitted, Word and Outlook literate. Salary commensurate with experience and ability, excellent benefits, and great work atmosphere. Email resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PENSACOLA LAW FIRM SEEKING TRANSACTION ATTORNEY with hand on responsibilities in business structures and transactions, real estate development, condominium law, and estate planning. LLM experience is a plus. Candidate must be organized, have strong work ethic and be committed to excellence. Excellent opportunity to work with Senior Partner with over 40 years experience in complex business and real estate transactions. Incentive based compensation with opportunity to buy into practice. Contact Charles Liberis at email@example.com.
Miami International Boutique law practice is seeking a transactional attorney with minimum 5 years’ experience in handling off-shore and domestic corporate structures and transactions with a focus on heavy drafting. Candidate must be organized, detail-oriented, have excellent follow-up and follow-thru skills with all matters, and be able to meet deadlines. Real estate transactional experience desired. Bi-lingual a plus. Must be a member in good standing with The Florida Bar. Please contact Liz Lamar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL EDUCATION ATTORNEY for Public Interest Law firm in Ocala. Two years experience in Special Education Law preferred. Experience in filing due process and 504 complaints is a plus. Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written. FL Bar membership required. Travel within Central FL. We offer excellent benefits including free health, dental, life, disability insurance, a generous time off program, law school loan repayment assistance, and more. Send resume, writing samples, and references to email@example.com or fax 386-323-5762. E.O.E.
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Positions Available - Other
Seeking Immigration Lawyer to partner in Expansion of practice. Downtown Miami office complete with support personnel and infrastructure. Practice focuses on Business litigation and has large pool of foreign clients in need of immigration services. One client has regional center approved and is great source for EB 5 Business. Contact: Parcia@arcialaw.com.
Real Estate/For Rent
PALM BEACH GARDENS OFFICE SPACE: Two turnkey offices with secretarial/paralegal space available for rent, with shared kitchen and access to conference room, copier and Internet. Terrific location on PGA Boulevard near the Gardens Mall, minutes from I-95 and the Turnpike. Call Julianne Frank at 561-626-4700, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real Estate/Space Sharing