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February 1, 2010
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JOHN BALES ATTORNEYS - AV rated Tampa Bay Law Firm. www.johnbales.com; • Insurance Coverage Attorney for Plaintiffs’ Department • Litigation Attorney for Personal InjuryDepartment. Growing plaintiff personal injury/insurance coverage law firm is seeking professional qualified attorneys. Positions require a minimum of 3 years litigation experience. Applicants must have outstanding advocacy and negotiation skills, high motivation, and proficiency at law office computer systems. We are looking for team players that are detailed, accomplishment driven, and seeking an opportunity to help others. Excellent academic background and proven research and writing skills required. Great opportunity for achievement oriented individuals to join a successful law firm. Competitive compensation and benefits. Please forward resume to recruiting@johnbales.com.

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.

Luks, Santaniello, Perez, Petrillo, Gold & Jones AV rated civil insurance defense firm with 7 locations seeks Associates for our Orlando Office with 4+ years experience to handle Vehicular, General, Premises Liability and Wrongful Death Cases. Excellent Benefit Package. For more info, visit www.LS-LAW.COM. Resumes to VRA@LS-LAW.COM or fax 954-761-9940.

Butler Pappas AV-rated, Florida defense firm has openings in Miami for a property coverage defense attorney with 2-4 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.

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.

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.

Trial Court Staff Attorney; Bartow, Polk County, Florida; Tenth Judicial Circuit; Job Location – Polk County Courthouse. $43,403.40 Annually; If not a member of Florida Bar Salary will be 10% less $39,063.00. Closing Date: February 12, 2010. We are an equal opportunity employer. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance. Interested applicants must complete a State of Florida application form and submit it no later than the closing date indicated above, to: Annette P. Wilkerson, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer J102, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. Telephone: 863-534-7762, Fax: 863-534-4699, TDD: 863-534-7777. See www.jud10.org for position description or contact the following number to have a position description faxed to you. 863-534-4686

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, PLC, is seeking an attorney with 3 or more years of experience to work in its Pensacola office. We are an AV rated regional defense litigation firm with offices in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, 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.

Thorne & Storey, P.A. – Orlando law firm looking for 2-3 year associate to assist with workers’ compensation defense. Great opportunity. Please direct all inquiries to cthorne@tslawgroup.com or fax resumes to 407-488-1221.

West Palm insurance defense firm seeks associate with 0-5 years experience. Good research/writing skills a plus. Desire to litigate a must. Health ins., 401K. Fax resume to 561-471-4240 or email Kpratt@prattradford.com.

Multi-state law firm opening Orlando and Tampa offices to represent condo associations in complex construction defect litigation. Self starter and hard worker with strong academic record and writing skills. Minimum 7 years litigation experience. Possible early partnership. Send CV and compensation goals to flcondodefectslawgroup@yahoo.com.

Commercial Litigation Attorney. AV-rated Sarasota law firm seeks an experienced Commercial Litigation Attorney with a minimum of three years experience with loan closings, loan workouts, and foreclosures in Florida. Must have superior academic record and exceptional organizational and written skills. Excellent salary and benefits package. Please email to jrd@jrdlaw.com.

Staff Counsel; Job Requirements: Gould & Lamb us looking for an attorney on our staff focusing exclusively on Federal issues arising under the Medicare Secondary Payer statute. Our qualifications include the following: Extensive experience in workers’ compensation and liability claims; Extensive experience handling SSDI and Second Injury Fund Claims; Extensive experience handling MSPRC settlement work. Qualification Requirements: Job requires travel delivering presentations related to the MSP statute to clients and conference venues, and article-writing for company and industry publications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Education and/or Experience: Law Degree, FL Law License preferred, but not required; and working knowledge of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Statute. Minimum 5 years experience with MSPRC Settlement work. Send resume to: Ann.Aldrich@gouldandlamb.com or 941-792-9179

Assistant City Attorney – Cape Coral. The City of Cape Coral seeks an attorney 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 are primarily litigation, but may also include, but are not limited to: preparing legislation and legal opinions, legal research, and contract review. Qualified applicants will possess the following: Member of The Florida Bar in good standing with at least three years of legal experience. Experience in litigation involving local government is preferred. Knowledge of issues unique to Florida local government law such as public records and government in the sunshine is beneficial. 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 33915-0027. Telephone: (239) 574-0530; Position open until filled. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sarasota Firm seeks personal injury/insurance defense associate. Must have 3-5 years experience. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. E-mail resume to damian@mallardlawfirm.com.

Estate and Trust associate wanted for Palm Beach County firm, two years experience required, salary dependent on experience, reply in confidence to pbestatelaw@gmail.com.

Specialized trial firm seeking a civil litigation associate with 1-6 years experience. Strong written and oral advocacy skills required. Competitive salary and extensive benefits. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to asglaw@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

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. E-mail resumes to Pam Ringquist at pringquist@williamsparker.com

Litigator Wanted for medium sized, AV-rated, well-established law firm. Three to five years’ experience required. Applicant must be a member of The Florida Bar. Send resume and cover letter indicating specific experience, qualifications, availability and salary requirements via e-mail to jdanziger@grimesgoebel.com.

Associate/Attorney needed for busy law firm concentrating on traffic ticket defense. Experience not necessary, as this is an entry level attorney position, and training will be provided. Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough areas. Salary plus benefits. Fax resume to 954-522-5197 or call 954-522-5926 ext 1479.

Daytona Beach Litigation Attorney – Associate position available in insurance defense law firm. Must have a minimum of two years experience in civil litigation, good research and writing skills, and ability to handle full case load. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax cover letter to 386-257-1834.

Attorney for Regional Veterans’ Advocacy Project with Gulfcoast Legal Services, to outreach and provide legal assistance to local veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan in Sarasota, Manatee, and Pinellas Counties, from Sarasota Office. Admission required. 2-3 years civil experience preferred. Send letter and resume to: Resumes@gulfcoastlegal.org. EOE.

Associate Attorney – Tampa family law firm seeks attorney with minimum 1-3 years family law experience, to assist board-certified attorney in handling all aspects of family law litigation. Proven writing skills and experience with discovery matters is preferred. Send cover letter and resume in confidence to Laurie at lhamlin1@verizon.net.

Healthcare Attorney – Tampa – Surgery Partners is seeking a healthcare attorney in Tampa. Surgery Partners acquires, develops, and manages free-standing ambulatory surgical centers in partnership with physicians in their local markets. The position requires state and federal healthcare regulatory experience. Please send resume with salary requirements to human.resources@surgery-partners.com.

Experienced Attorney Sought – 5 to 10 years or more with significant trial experience – for small automotive product defect plaintiffs’ firm with national practice. Exciting, fast-paced and challenging practice. Office near the beach in Pinellas County. Exceptional writing skills required. www.tirelitigation.com Send resumes to Hugh Smith, hsmith@smithandfuller.com or 727-252-5255.

Sarasota Construction and Surety firm seeks lawyer with minimum of 10 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 inquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Contact David E. Gurley at 941-556-1480.

AV-rated Maitland insurance defense firm seeks 4-7 year attorney with excellent writing and advocacy skills. Property insurance coverage experience preferred. Salaries commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package available. Submit resume Attn: Managing Partner, Boehm, Brown, Fischer, Harwood, Kelly & Scheihing, P.A., Box 2593, Orlando 32802 or fax to 407-660-5052.

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.

Conroy, Simberg, Ganon, Krevans, Abel, Lurvey, Morrow & Schefer; Statewide insurance defense firm seeks litigation attorneys in the following offices and positions. -Litigation attorney: minimum 3-7 years liability experience- West Palm Beach; -First party/Property coverage: minimum 2-5 years experience- Broward; -Litigation attorney: with 5-10 years liability experience –Jacksonville. Competitive salary & benefits. E-mail: recruiter@conroysimberg.com

In-House counsel wanted for fast-paced hotel company based in Coral Springs, Florida. Challenging work, relaxed atmosphere, and an opportunity for growth. 8+ years of general corporate experience required. Franchising securities, or trademark experience a plus. Salary and benefits are competitive but not over the top. E-mail resume as Word attachment with compensation requirements to jweinberg@vantagehospitality.com

Broward AV-rated firm seeks healthcare attorney to join practice. Must have 5+ years of solid health law experience and be a member of The Florida Bar. Successful candidates must have significant experience in various aspects of healthcare law, including contract drafting, contracting, joint ventures, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, Stark, and managed care. Submit resume to lawresume1@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.

Tort & Insurance Litigation Attorney, Ft. Myers. Henderson, Franklin seeks an attorney with 5 to 10 years of experience in tort and insurance or civil litigation. Associate or partner level candidate may apply. Book of business not required but Florida Bar admission is essential. Compensation commensurate with experience level. Excellent benefit package. Response via resume to Human Resource Manager, Joanne.Lashey@henlaw.com.

Join Our Team! Jacksonville Office of McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A., seeks attorney with 2+ yrs civil litigation/insurance defense exp required. 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

Tampa office of national labor and employment law firm representing management seeks an associate with 3+ years of employment litigation experience. Should have experience with all types of management-side employment litigation. Experience with Title VII, FMLA, ADA, Wage/Hour class actions, and collective action claims arising from the FLSA is a plus. Prefer candidates admitted to The Florida Bar. Please send resume to Sheryl McGowan, Recruiting Coordinator, Fisher & Phillips LLP, 1500 Resurgens Plaza, 945 East Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30326 or via e-mail to smcgowan@laborlawyers.com.

Phelps Dunbar LLP, a regional law firm, is seeking a lateral attorney for the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance group in the Tampa office. The preferred candidate will have at least 3-4 years of litigation experience, as well as knowledge regarding first and third party coverage matters. Appellate experience and strong writing skills a plus. Excellent academic record (top 25%) required and moot court experience preferred. The position offers competitive salary and benefits. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and transcript (required) to Ms. Megan M. Watson, Legal Recruiting Coordinator, at megan.watson@phelps.com.

Trial Attorney – Tampa; Allstate Insurance Company is seeking a trial attorney for our staff counsel office in Tampa. Attorneys in this office represent insured’s and/or the company in bodily injury and property damage lawsuits. Qualified candidates will have 3-5 years jury trial experience. Florida Bar admission required. Members of the Allstate Team enjoy a customizable benefits plan, generous paid time away, an excellent 401K plan, a defined benefit pension plan, and much more! Apply online at https://allstate.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=00097Z&src=MTP-200103 or visit http://www.allstate.jobs and look for job number 00097Z. Allstate is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Legal & Advocacy Services - The Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc., is accepting applications for the position of Director of Legal & Advocacy Services. Law degree from accredited law school, member in good standing with The Florida Bar, and 7+ years of experience leading, managing, and providing legal and litigation services, and budget management required. This position is responsible for ensuring that legal and advocacy policies, practices, resources, systems, and other items are in place and functioning well and in keeping with best practices. Must have knowledge of state and federal laws relating to civil rights and human services and other related public interest law. Experience in complex federal and state litigation, individual representation, community education and outreach, and policy advocacy, and other services relating to disability issues. Apply online at www.advocacycenter.org or direct resume and cover letter to Human Resources Director, Advocacy Center for Persons With Disabilities, Inc., 2728 Centerview Drive, Suite 102, Tallahassee 32301-6298; 850-488-8640 (fax). Closing date is February 7, 2010. We offer an outstanding benefits package. EOE, DFWP.

The Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale offices of a prestigious 750-attorney national law firm have immediate openings for attorneys with at least 5 years experience in the defense of nursing homes, ALF’s, doctors and hospitals, as well as employment law, G/L, commercial, construction litigation, bad faith and coverage. The Tampa office is looking for associate level and partner level positions with a portable books of business. Excellent career opportunity. Please provide resume in confidence to msinacore@lbbslaw.com.

The City Attorney’s Office of the City of Orlando has an immediate opening for an assistant city attorney with experience in local government and/or land use law. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package. Please send resume and letter indicating specific experience, qualifications and availability to Judie Olech, Office Manager, City Attorney, City of Orlando, P. O. Box 4990, Orlando 32802-4990, or fax to 407-246-2854.


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Legal Secretary wanted for fast-paced hotel company based in Coral Springs. 5+ years of experience as a legal secretary, preferably working with multiple corporate lawyers at the same time. Excellent organizational skills, time management, and proficiency with Word and Excel are musts. Franchising or securities experience is a plus. Challenging work, relaxed but busy environment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience; superior benefits offered. E-mail resume as Word attachment with compensation requirements to jweinberg@vantagehospitality.com

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Tampa Bay Area Practice Wanted: Reputable attorney interested in purchasing reputable solo practice in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco or Manatee counties. Estate Planning, adoptions, real estate, workers compensation, elder law, bankruptcy, entertainment, title company or personal injury preferred. Send email in strict confidence to firmsearch@yahoo.com.

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Request for Qualifications for Professional Special Counsel Services Gateway Services Community Development District; Pursuant to direction by the Board of Supervisors of the Gateway Services Community Development District (“District”), Sealed Proposals to provide Professional Services for Legal Review and Assessment of Various Utility Matters will be received until 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2010 at the District Offices at 13240 Griffin Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33913. The District is a local unit of special-purpose government created under Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, for the purpose of financing, constructing, and maintaining public infrastructure. Proposal packages, which include evaluation criteria and instructions to Proposer’s, are available from the District Office at 13240 Griffin Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33913. Proposer’s must provide (1) original unbound copy and seven (7) copies of their proposal to Bill Knight, Director of Operations, at the local Gateway District Office, located at 13240 Griffin Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33913; telephone (239) 561-1313, in an envelope marked on the outside, “Special Counsel Services – Gateway Services Community Development District.” Proposals must be received by February 19, at 5:00 pm at the local office address noted above. Any/all complete proposals received by the due date will be distributed to the Gateway Services CDD Board of Supervisors for consideration at its March 4, 2010 meeting. Gateway Services Community Development District, Bill Knight, Director of Operations, Brian Lamb, District Manager

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Consulting Expert for Automotive, Light Truck, Heavy Truck, and Utility Vehicle defects. 27 years fleet experience. Mechanical Engineer and ASE Certified Master Technician in both Automotive and Medium & Heavy Truck. Daniel Shields, P.E. 813-681-5378 fastdan5@aol.com

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LAW ENFORCEMENT Expert: Philip Sweeting, Deputy Chief (Retired). Have given testimony/consultation for both plaintiff and defense in use of force, police shootings, arrest, negligent hiring, internal affairs, and Baker Act. Have worked for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, evaluating police agencies in both the U.S. and Canada. Completed TASER instructor certification. Phone: (954) 752-4783; FAX: (954) 346-7156; e-mail: sweetingpb@aol.com. Web: http://policepracticesexpert.com.

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Boca Raton – Best location. Glades Road / near I-95; Luxurious “inside” office in newly renovated suite. Secretarial space, telephone, DSL, Conference room, copier. Reasonable rent. 561-361-8300

Downtown Sarasota: 2,857 sq. ft. of prime commercial office space to sub-lease. High rise building with beautiful bay views, 1st floor plus indoor parking. Available immediately. $34.50 per sq. ft. Call 941-955-2591 to schedule an appointment.

Boca Raton – Federal Highway and Yamato Road - One large and two small private windowed offices, furnished. Rent includes use of conference room, copier, fax, telephone system, internet, receptionist and kitchen. Covered parking available. Excellent referral opportunities from bankruptcy, family and criminal law firm. Available immediately.call 561-353-2800 or e-mail eric02199@gmail.com for brochure.

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