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October 1, 2012

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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.

Exceptional Opportunity. Manhattan law firm with approx 90 attorneys seeks to expand its West Palm Beach office in CityPlace Tower. We are interested in adding new partners with significant portable business. Please contact Allan Samuels at [email protected].

Attorney - Litigation in Probate, Trust & Estates: Hollywood Trust & Estates firm seeks a Litigation Attorney with 3-5 years’ experience. Candidates must be a member of The Florida Bar, have excellent academic credentials, and should have experience and interest in litigation. Bilingual/Spanish a plus! CPA or accounting experience a plus. Please send cover letter, resume, and writing samples to: Wintter & Associates, P.A.; Attention: Bianca Moreiras, Legal Administrator; email: [email protected].

Law Offices of Nelson & Nelson, P.A - North Miami Beach/Aventura Estate/Tax/Asset Protection attorney is looking to build upon existing 3 attorney Boutique practice. Fantastic challenging clients. Desired expansion areas include Probate Litigation, International Tax, Charitable Planning, Bankruptcy and Transactional. Nice offices and established infrastructure. Great staff. We are looking for bright, ethical, hard workers preferably with significant large firm experience who may want greater flexibility but the same quality of challenging work. A minimum of $250,000 of portable work for ideal candidates. Would also be happy to discuss Of-Counsel and /or partnership for the right laterals with significant existing practice, experience and exceptional skills. Join us to enhance cross referrals and a stimulating work environment. For more information see Confidential inquiries through Mirlene Dubreuze at [email protected].

Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A., Sarasota “AV-rated” firm - seeks associates for the following positions: (1) Associate with 2+ years of litigation experience with emphasis on construction litigation, (2) Associate for appellate practice with emphasis on legal research/draft and argument of appeals. Competitive salary and benefits. Submit resume to Linda Jones, Office Administrator, at [email protected], mail to 401 N. Cattlemen Rd., Suite 300, Sarasota, FL 34232, fax 941.366.0390.

The 11th Judicial Circuit is accepting online applications for staff attorney in the Circuit’s Office of the General Counsel. Applicants must be members of the Florida Bar in good standing, and must demonstrate an aptitude for legal research and writing. Please submit online application, resume and short legal writing sample by October 12, 2012. Submission of an application does not guarantee an interview. Salary: $43,403 + benefits. EOE. For ADA Accommodations, call 305-349-7351. For application and more information, visit our web site:

Hill Ward Henderson, an AV-rated, Tampa, Florida law firm seeks an associate for its Corporate & Tax Group. Candidates must have 1-4 years of experience in securities and mergers and acquisitions. The position requires excellent credentials, major transaction experience, and a strong work ethic. The position offers immediate front-line deal involvement in a friendly, collegial work environment, an equity partner opportunity, and excellent compensation and benefits. Clients include recognized private equity and venture capital firms, as well as significant public companies. Send resume and cover letter in confidence to Jeanie M. Poley at [email protected]. Please visit our firm website at

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, has an opening for a SES Senior Attorney in the Senior Executive Section in Tallahassee. Applicants must be a member of The Florida Bar and must have two years of legal experience. This position will be hired at or near base of a Senior Attorney, $51,626.88. This position handles legal issues concerning personnel and contract matters. Therefore, personnel and contract experience is preferred. To apply, submit a resume and a State of Florida Application to Larry R. Morgan, Chief Deputy General Counsel, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 35, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000.

ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY- The Manatee County Attorney's Office, as general counsel to the Board of County Commissioners, seeks an attorney to join our professional staff. This attorney's primary practice areas will be eminent domain litigation and real estate transactional work, and the attorney will interface primarily with the Property Management and Public Works Departments. The attorney will undertake such other engagements as may be assigned from time-to-time by the County Attorney. These may include research for and preparation of opinion memoranda, ordinances and resolutions on a variety of local government-related issues. Admission to the Florida Bar is required. Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will commence employment with the County in early January 2013. Send resume, recent writing sample and professional references via email to [email protected]. Submittal deadline for application materials is October 12, 2012.

FDOT – Senior Attorney in District 5 Chief Counsel’s Office, Position Number: 55012479, Recruitment Salary Range: $67,000 - $72,000, Advertisement Deadline: October 15. The FDOT is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Attorney in our District 5 Chief Counsel’s office located in DeLand. 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 A criminal background check will be conducted on the successful applicant. State of Florida online 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS, 6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT- The Sixth Judicial Circuit is seeking an attorney to serve as a contract general magistrate for its Civil Domestic Violence Court, hearing child issues such as custody, visitation, and temporary support, and proposing requisite orders. Magistrate will work 10 hours per week and preside over hearings one morning each week at the Clearwater courthouse, and St. Petersburg courthouse. Successful applicants will have been a member in good standing of The Florida Bar for at least five years at the time of application and must have at least three years of practical experience. The hourly contract pay is $35. Services begin January 2013. Applicants must submit an application available online at See the Internet site for more detail about the position. Applications must be sent in care of Court Counsel, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 545 1st Avenue North, 10th Floor, St. Petersburg FL 33701 and received by October 31. Any person with a disability requiring a special accommodation to participate in the application process should call 727-453-7165.

OCCUPATION PROFILE, JOB FAMILY: LEGAL, OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: LAWYERS AND JUDGES, OCCUPATION: LAWYERS, 23-1011, CONTACT: Mary Sibold (850) 412-3673. Temporary Full-time OPS Senior Attorney positions will be available in the General Counsel’s Office of the Agency for Health Care Administration. Positions are located in Tallahassee. Salary range is ($48.10 per hour to $59.20 per hour), commensurate with experience. Candidates for this position must have excellent writing and communication skills and significant litigation experience. This position will represent the agency in complex procurement litigation and other assigned administrative law matters. Minimum Qualifications: Admission to The Florida Bar with membership in good standing; at least five (5) years of professional experience in the practice of law, and in administrative or judicial hearings. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in public procurement and administrative law litigation. The State of Florida is an equal opportunity employer/ affirmative action employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the people first service center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. Successful completion of a criminal background investigation is a condition of employment. All applications must be submitted no later than October 15.

Jacksonville Defense Firm seeks lawyers with significant experience in Medical Malpractice defending hospitals, healthcare facilities, and physician/allied healthcare providers. Submit resume in confidence to: [email protected].

Vasquez & Tosko, LLP- Orlando based insurance defense firm seeks litigation attorney with 2 to 5 years experience. Insurance defense experience preferred. Email resume to [email protected].

Join The Team! Boutique North Palm Beach County Law Firm is in expansion mode. Individual attorneys or small law firms with portable business should email information to [email protected].

Litigation Attorney: Statewide AV-rated insurance defense firm seeks liability attorney with a minimum of 3-5 years experience to lead liability division in Orlando office. Excellent salary and benefits. Reply to news box #628.

City of Ft. Lauderdale – City Attorney: Located along the beautiful, pristine southeast coast of Florida between Palm Beach and Miami, the City of Ft. Lauderdale is the seventh largest city in Florida and the largest of Broward County’s 31 municipalities. A diverse and vibrant community, Ft. Lauderdale’s strong economy, exceptional amenities, and focus on neighborhoods contribute to its excellent quality of life. The City of Ft. Lauderdale City Commission is seeking qualified candidates for the City Attorney position. The city employs about 2,300 full-time staff and is a full-service city, including Police, Fire-Rescue and Utilities. The city has a budget of $612 million, including a General Fund of $324 million. The City Attorney is one of four charter officers and is appointed by the Mayor and four District Commissioners to provide legal counsel to the City Commission, City Administration, City Advisory Boards and Committees, and to protect the legal interests of the City in the conduct of its day-to-day business. The City Attorney’s Office has 24 members, including the City Attorney and 11 Assistant City Attorneys, and a departmental operating budget of $3.9 million. The ideal candidate will have administrative and management experience with a public or private practice, a variety of litigation experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong analytical abilities. Graduation from an accredited college of law and a license to practice law in the state of Florida is required, with a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible legal experience, of which at least ten years will be in public sector and local government law; experience in land use, historic preservation, public utilities and labor unions a plus. Deadline: October 29. Salary is open and dependent on qualifications, with a comprehensive benefit package. To apply, visit our website at and follow the prompt to create an online profile. Questions may be directed to Ms. Renee Narloch, vice president, Bob Murray & Associates, at (850) 391-0000 or [email protected]. A detailed brochure is available. The City of Ft. Lauderdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to Florida’s open records law, the application/resumes are subject to public disclosure.

AV-rated Winter Park Medical Malpractice Defense Firm seeks Associate with 2-5 years’ experience. Competitive salary and benefits. Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Larry Hall, Hill, Adams, Hall & Schieffelin, P.O. Box 1090, Winter Park, FL 32790.

Plaintiff’s Multi-state Mortgage Foreclosure Firm representing banks and loan servicers seeks litigation attorney with 3+ years’ experience. Need detail-oriented self-starter, with ability to work independently, cohesively with team, and in conjunction with paralegal staff. Submit resume and salary history to [email protected].

McFarlane & Dolan is a statewide insurance defense firm is seeking an Orlando and Tampa insurance defense attorney to join the firm. Partnership opportunities are available for the right applicants. Portable book of business is a plus. Please send resume to [email protected].

Associate Attorney: Statewide AV-rated insurance defense firm seeks aggressive litigation attorney with 1-2 years experience for workers’ compensation department in both Ft. Pierce and Ft. Lauderdale locations. Trial experience required. Prior workers’ compensation experience preferred. Excellent salary and benefits. Reply to news box #629.

FAMILY LAW attorney committed to helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Must be a member of The Florida Bar or have sat for the most recent Bar exam. Must speak Spanish and English. Submit letter and resume via email to [email protected] E.O.E.

ATTORNEY POSITION AVAILABLE: A full-service law firm with offices in Destin, Navarre, and Rosemary Beach seeking attorney with at least 3+ years experience to work mainly in its Destin office. General civil law experience preferred. Competitive salary/benefits. Email resume/salary requirements to David Pleat, Esq., Pleat & Perry, P.A., [email protected].

Legal Services of North Florida has an opening for a full time Staff Attorney in its Pensacola Office. Entry level salary of $46,000 is negotiable depending on experience. Please go to our website at to obtain an application and view employee benefits. Send resume and application to [email protected] or fax to (850) 205-6540. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sarasota AV-rated commercial litigation law firm is seeking a lawyer with minimum of five years complex litigation experience. Candidate must have superior academic credentials and a successful employment history. This is a long- term opportunity. Salary commensurate with talent and experience. Medical, disability, and 401(k) benefits provided. All inquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Contact [email protected].

Brennan, Manna & Diamond, P.L.- Corporate & Transactional Attorney Needed. Jacksonville firm seeks an attorney with 1-5+ years of corporate and transactional experience. Must have interacted with clients and have strong communication skills. Need aggressive individual with attention to detail, superlative work product and graduated top 25% of law class. Entrepreneurial compensation model. Please email resumes to: [email protected].

McRae & Metcalf, P.A., an AV-rated firm, needs preferably 3-5 year associate for its Tampa office. Candidates must have excellent writing skills and academic credentials, and a desire to work hard. Experience in construction and real estate law is preferred. Excellent compensation and benefits commensurate with qualifications. Please send resume and writing sample to: [email protected] or fax (813) 225-1077.

Eraclides, Johns, Hall, Gelman, Johannessen & Goodman, LLP, an AV-rated statewide workers’ compensation defense law firm, seeks associate for busy JACKSONVILLE office. Applicants must have excellent writing, communication and social skills, as well as ample experience in workers' compensation defense. We are an equal opportunity employer. Excellent salary and benefit package for right candidate. Please apply in confidence to [email protected].

Pavese Law Firm, an AV-rated law firm with offices in Southwest Florida, seeks an attorney for its Ft. Myers office with zero to three years of experience to practice primarily in the field of Condominium Association and Real Estate Law. Candidate must have excellent writing skills as well as strong academic credentials. Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Pavese Law Firm, an AV-rated law firm with offices in Southwest Florida, seeks a self-motivated attorney for its Ft. Myers office with two to five years of experience to practice primarily in the field of Business and Tax Law. Candidate must have strong academic credentials and a commitment for long-term growth. An LLM in tax is desirable. Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected].

COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE, P.A., a growing statewide “AV- rated” civil litigation firm seeks a Litigation Associate with a minimum of five (5) years litigation experience for its Jacksonville office. Strong academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills, and federal court experience are a plus. Highly competitive compensation and a friendly, excellent work environment. Office located in a pleasant suburban setting in the Mandarin area. All submissions held in confidence. Please email resumes to [email protected] or fax attention Wendy Allen-904-672-4050.

Glenn Rasmussen, P.A., a business law firm located in downtown Tampa, Florida is seeking lateral hires in the following practice areas: ERISA, Health care, Trusts and Probate, Real Estate. Candidates must have excellent credentials and a desire to grow their own practice in a supportive firm environment. We also are seeking an experienced associate for our employment and labor practice group. Candidates will have excellent credentials and 1-3 years’ experience. Send resume and cover letter in confidence to Laurie Richards at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Excellent Opportunities for lateral candidates interested in joining a growing civil trial defense firm that offers a high degree of client service. Seeking progressive candidates who want to be a part of a firm with a vision for the future. Must be very computer literate. Background in aviation, engineering or medical fields a plus. Excellent writing skills and academic credentials required. Must be detail-oriented and work independently in a team environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume and writing sample to [email protected] or fax to (386) 258-7406.

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Garcia Legal Search “integrity in recruiting”. Please check our website or contact us for a complete list of all our opportunities. Highlighted Opportunities:Tampa: - L&E, Erisa 2+yrs, - Corp. Bus. Trans. 2+yrs, - Sec. Lit (clerkship) 2+yrs, - Comm. Lit 2+yrs, - Real Est. 2+yrs, - Pub. Fin. 2+yrs; Orlando: - T&E 3+yrs. Please contact Robert F. Garcia, Esq. at [email protected] (813) 431-5432 or Lisa M. Garcia at [email protected] (813) 679-6717;
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Second Judicial Circuit. Law practice and commercial building for sale. Prime location across from courthouse. Fifteen years same location. Estate planning, probate, commercial transactions, real property matters, collection. Family Law attorney is also in demand within the market. Commercial building has long-standing tenant with excellent payment history. Reply in confidence to News Box #630.

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