Managing Attorney

US-FL-Tampa
Tampa
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

Our Company

About Us:

American Integrity Insurance, the premier writer of Florida homeowners insurance, has more than 240,000 customers and is exclusively represented by more than 900 independent agents who specialize in this complex and ever-evolving market. We offer sound and comprehensive home, condo, rental property and manufactured home insurance to families throughout the Sunshine State. Comprised of nearly over 160 insurance professionals, most of whom work in our Tampa-area headquarters, we have been recognized as a Top Place to Work in Tampa by the Tampa Bay Times and a Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine for the past three years.

 

A Day in the Life:

Who Says Insurance Can’t Be Fun? From company picnics to charity events, no one can ever say American Integrity Insurance doesn’t understand the importance of having fun, helping others and giving back. Our company culture is priceless, and we hold true to our six core values: integrity, commitment, teamwork, humility, passion and fun. As a team working to provide home insurance solutions to our policyholders, together we aim to achieve greater heights each day and celebrate each other's accomplishments along the way. It is our mission to continue providing reliable, customer-centric homeowners insurance to Florida residents and paying claims in a timely manner when our customers suffer a loss – and to do so with Integrity.

 

Learn more about American Integrity Insurance and our job opportunities at www.aiicfl.com.   

This Job

Title: Managing Attorney

 

You'll Report to: VP of Litigation

 

The Managing Attorney works in with the Vice President of Litigation and the SVP of Claims Services to manage the litigation department of the organization, working to create positive outcomes.  He/she will oversee a team of litigation support staff including paralegals, legal assistants, and litigation adjusters, helping the Vice President to divide caseload, manage deadlines, and coach and develop team members.  The Managing Attorney will work in conjunction with the VP and SVP on setting litigation strategy and provide legal input on claim strategy.

What You’ll Do

  • Actively manage a team of paralegals, legal assistants and litigation adjusters, focusing on coaching and developing team members into a world-class litigation support team.
  • Be responsible for assessing work quality, timeliness, and technical acumen of team members and providing constructive feedback when necessary.
  • Review, evaluate and make recommendations on behalf of the company on claims and lawsuits filed against the company.
  • Handle complex legal case management.
  • Directly manage claim lawsuits to achieve appropriate outcomes in defense of the company, in addition to other responsibilities. The Managing Attorney's caseload will be reduced as compared to other attorneys on the team to account for their managerial responsibilities, but they will act as a player/coach.
  • Assist in the selection, review and management of outside defense counsel utilized by the company in the defense of assigned lawsuits and extra-contractual claims to ensure highest standards for work product and cost-effectiveness are maintained.
  • Review, analyze and advise on claims initiatives and written materials to ensure consistency with best practices for avoidance of litigation and extra-contractual matters.
  • Create and solicit feedback on the company’s Litigation Management strategy.
  • Prepare status and other reports to senior management as needed in connection with assigned litigation inventory.

What You’ll Need to be a Top Candidate

Education: Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school required.  Must be a licensed member in good standing of the Florida bar.

 

ExperienceMinimum of five years’ experience working as a claims attorney, either in a firm setting or corporate counsel, defending personal lines property first party claims on behalf of an insurer.  In addition, the preferred candidate will have experience managing attorneys and support staff.

 

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience with CaseGlide case management system preferred.
  • Professional and demonstrates high integrity.
  • Ability to identify and exploit opportunities.
  • Shifts focus or course of action when necessary; flexible.
  • Resilient, maintaining high levels of performance under stress.
  • Excellent leadership and visionary skills.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior presentation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Florida personal residential insurance legal issues and landscape.

Your Environment

Working Conditions: Normal business office environment.  Must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of time while constantly operating a computer and or other office productivity machinery such as a calculator or telephone.  The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery or communicate with coworkers. 

 

Travel: Frequent travel throughout the state as required.  Must have valid driver’s license.

 

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be the principal and essential functions of this job.  Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of job duties.  

 

American Integrity Insurance Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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