The Florida Bar News
July 15, 2013
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 seeking ATTORNEYS for its Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers, West Palm Beach, and Pensacola offices. Recruiting attorneys for Litigation and Corporate Law Departments. For Litigation Department: looking for 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 Corporate Law Department: looking for 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 [email protected].
School Board Attorney - The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida seeks an outside attorney to directly advise School Board members and the Board on matters of school law, public records law, sunshine law, and municipal, county, state, and federal law governing the operation of schools and the District. This individual shall attend all School Board meetings, termination hearings and any other required hearings, selected workshops, and provide advice, as needed, to each School Board member and provide legal opinions on matters related to the state’s school code, all laws relating to public meetings, public records, and any other law applicable to the School Board and, occasionally, work with the School Board’s general counsel. Ability to provide immediate advice during meetings is necessary. Ability to work with individuals of varying opinions is necessary. To respond, the Request for Qualifications #13020A-DST is available for download at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/Procurement/vendorsbidders.asp, register with www.vendorbid.net/hillsborough, or call the Contract Support Team at (813) 272-4327.
Assistant County Attorney, Salary Range $65,000 - $75,000.Assists the County Attorney and Deputy County Attorney in representing the Board of County Commissioners, and providing legal services to the County Administrator, administrative departments and other boards, councils and committees of the county. Minimum requirements are JD degree from an accredited law school, member in good standing of The Florida Bar, and experience in public or government law. Download application and full job posting at: www.ircgov.com. Apply: Indian River County Human Resources, 1800 27th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960. Fax: (772) 770-5004. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Garrison, Yount, Forte, Mulcahy & Lehner, located in Tampa, seeks defense litigation associate with at least 5 years of experience. Must be a member of The Florida Bar and admitted to the USDC for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Candidate must have: experience litigating insurance related matters in both State and Federal Court; Litigation experience relating to Homeowners policies, including both coverage and 3rd party liability matter. Preference will be given to those candidates who have experience in cases involving sinkhole, hurricane and water loss claims. Candidate must provide 2 writing samples and at least 2 references whom the candidate will permit to be contacted for reference information. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume and writing samples to [email protected].
FDOT – Attorney Supervisor in District 4 Chief Counsel’s Office, Position Number: 55007043, Recruitment Salary Range: $85,000 - $101,000, Advertisement Deadline: July 31, 2013. The FDOT is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Counsel in our office located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This position will serve as part of the Office of General Counsel statewide leadership team. This position is responsible for managing the District 4 legal office and providing day-to-day legal advice to the executive leadership of the District. 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.
West Palm Beach law firm seeks FT associate with minimum 5 yrs experience in employment law. Litigation exp. preferred. Send resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to [email protected].
Thorne & Storey, P.A. – Downtown Orlando law firm seeking experienced workers’ compensation defense attorney. Excellent work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resumes to [email protected] or fax to 407-488-1221.
“AV”-rated Law Firm seeks civil litigation attorneys for its Sarasota and Tampa offices. Top academic credentials and 1 – 3 yrs of related experience. Fax resume to: 941-361-3023 or email to: [email protected].
Family Law Attorney: Full service AV-rated Sarasota firm seeks family law attorney with 5+ years of experience. Existing client base and board certification preferred. Send resume and letter of introduction to [email protected].
Looking for Contract Attorney to handle traffic ticket cases in Orlando and Tampa traffic court. Will negotiate reasonable compensation. Good supplemental income for former prosecutor or public defender. Please reply to News Box #648.
Associate Attorney: Statewide AV-rated insurance defense firm seeks aggressive litigation attorney with 3-5 years experience for workers’ compensation department for South Florida office. Trial experience required. Prior workers’ compensation experience preferred. Excellent salary and benefits. Reply to News Box #628.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION - Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman & Waters, LLC, a state-wide defense firm, seeks associate for Tampa office. Must have excellent communication and writing skills. One to two years of workers’ compensation experience preferred. Excellent opportunity for the right candidate. Please send resume in confidence to [email protected].
First American Title is seeking a National Underwriting Counsel in Orlando, FL. The position requires successful underwriting of complex commercial transactions. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in handling sophisticated commercial transactions and law degree are required. To apply, please visit our website at www.firstam.com/careers and search Req. #24898BR. EOE.
The Village Council of Islamorada, Florida seeks highly experienced attorney to serve as the Village’s full-time Attorney. Minimum of five years practicing municipal law in a local government in Florida, or equivalent experience, is required. To see a full description of this announcement, please visit the following web link: http://islamorda.fl.us/Job_Opportunities.asp.
Tallahassee Law Firm is seeking a 2 to 5 year associate attorney to join the firm's real estate and business law group. The person seeking this position must write well, be detail oriented, have excellent communication skills, have a strong work ethic, and work well with paralegals. Please email resume to [email protected].
Clearwater AV-rated personal injury firm seeking attorney with 0-5 years experience in personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. Excellent research and writing skills required. Candidates must provide two writing samples. Send resume and writing samples to Hiring Partner, John D. Fernandez, P.A., 918 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL 33755. No calls please.
Elderlaw, including public benefit planning, minimum two (2) years experience, Probate Litigation or Real Estate a plus, excellent academic credentials, outstanding opportunity for the right highly motivated attorney, short term partnership potential, team approach, unique emphasis on client satisfaction, small growing practice located in one of Florida’s best communities, Stuart, Martin County Florida; compensation package commensurate with ability. Email: [email protected] or fax: (772) 221-9028.
Exciting Opportunity in Orlando to Join a Growing Firm! Pearson Bitman LLP is seeking attorneys with a portable book of business ($200k+) looking to transition to a firm that prides itself on its great atmosphere/culture as much as its great work. Practice areas include employment (plaintiff or defense), corporate, commercial litigation, financial services, personal injury (plaintiff or defense), among others. Apply in confidence to [email protected].
Tax, Probate, Trusts, and Estates Attorney: 5+ year lawyer to handle tax, probate, trusts, and estates matters in prestigious AV-rated Coral Gables law firm. Experience in employee benefits, business structures, and transactional matters is also helpful. Must be organized, with interpersonal skills and a good work ethic, and be able to efficiently evaluate issues, prepare complex planning documentation utilizing document assembly, word, and excel software. Other keys are communicating with, attracting, and maintaining clients. Excellent benefits and work environment. Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications. Send resume to [email protected].
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Positions Available - Other
WEST PALM BEACH - PARALEGAL OPENINGS: AV-rated Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath has immediate, client-driven openings. We seek a PI Paralegal fluent in Spanish, and a second with Products Liability expertise. Strong communication skills and insurance industry/claims handling or law firm case management experience preferred. Email resume in confidence to [email protected]. Visit our web site at www.foryourrights.com. EEO employer.
FLORIDA STATE COURTS ADMINISTRATOR - POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Florida Supreme Court announces an outstanding career opportunity for the position of state courts administrator. To ensure an orderly, efficient, and effective transition of this key leadership position when the current administrator retires on June 30, 2014, the supreme court is currently recruiting for an individual who will commence his or her employment as a deputy state courts administrator and who is well qualified to assume the administrator position. The state courts administrator is the chief executive officer of the Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA) and is responsible for directing the administrative functions of the court system. The state courts administrator reports directly to the Supreme Court and serves at the pleasure of the court. The administrator has daily interaction with the chief justice and frequent interaction with the Supreme Court on a variety of court system policy and operational matters. The administrator also interacts daily with judges from all levels of the court system in order to assess and respond to court system needs and trends and to coordinate and support judicial branch leaders in achieving the court system’s objectives. The administrator represents the interests of the state courts system before the Florida Legislature and the Executive Office of the Governor; accordingly the administrator must possess a thorough understanding of both the Florida courts and the Florida political process. The administrator supervises the preparation and submission to the supreme court of a tentative budget request for the court system and appears before the legislature in support of the final budget request on behalf of the system; informs the judiciary of the court system’s final budget request and any proposed substantive law changes approved by the supreme court; coordinates or assists in the conduct of educational and training sessions for the state courts system and related personnel; assists all courts in the development of improvements in the system and submits to the chief justice and supreme court appropriate recommendations to improve the court system; collects and compiles uniform financial and other statistical data or information reflective of the cost, workload, business, and other functions related to the courts system; and is the custodian of all records in the administrator’s office. Decisions often require proactive intervention and have statewide or precedent setting import that requires problem resolution skills applied in a highly visible environment. The OSCA employs a staff of approximately 170 professionals with expertise in a variety of disciplines. Among other responsibilities, this staff supports various judicial commissions, councils, and committees. The administrator provides leadership and management oversight of all OSCA departments and functions. The deputy state courts administrator will oversee those OSCA managers who report to the administrator. The deputy will also work directly and daily under the supervision and guidance of the current administrator in order to be exposed to all of the functions and responsibilities of the administrator position, as well as the broad range of contacts throughout the judicial branch and associated with intergovernmental relations duties. The successful applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in public, judicial, or business administration; criminal justice; or a related social science; and eight years of substantial management experience, preferably in court, judicial, or legal administration. A Master’s degree in an area above, or juris doctorate, or certification by the Institute for Court Management may substitute for two years of management experience. (If the candidate has earned a Master’s degree or a more advanced degree as specified above, or a juris doctorate, then an undergraduate degree in any subject area of discipline is acceptable.) The anticipated annual salary for the deputy state courts administrator is in the range of $110,000 to $120,000. The salary for the state courts administrator is to be negotiated. An application must be submitted to the People First Service Center online at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com for the position listing the appropriate class title [deputy state courts administrator] and position number  for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on July 19, 2013.