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PIP Attorney - Tampa, FL (HYBRID Eligible)

GEICO
United States, Florida, Tampa
February 17, 2023

We are looking to hire an Attorney to defend PIP lawsuits filed in Florida courts and other first party insurance defense. The position is with GEICO Staff Counsel - Law Office of David S. Dougherty, located in Tampa, FL.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Researching laws and preparing legal briefs, opinions, and memoranda

  • Rendering opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the Claims Department

  • Preparing and handling pleadings, motions, and discovery, to include depositions/examinations before trial and examinations under oath, and defending by trial or dispositive hearing, all matters assigned, as applicable

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree REQUIRED

  • Admission to the Florida Bar REQUIRED

  • Must be licensed in good standing to practice law in Florida and meet and maintain licensing requirements including mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements where applicable

  • Civil litigation experience PREFERRED

  • Insurance defense-related litigation experience PREFERRED

  • Must be able to travel as required, including but not limited, to attend trials, hearings, depositions, management meetings and conferences

  • Must be able to communicate in a professional manner in person, via telephone and written correspondence/email

  • Must be able to document files in a clear, concise, professional written manner, to be understood by customers, clients, co-workers and other employees of the organization

  • Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting and multi-tasking skills

  • Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information

Location: HYBRID Eligible: Must reside in proximity to Tampa, FL area. This position is mainly remote with in-person appearances as required by court/office. The anticipated coverage area may include cases from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Manatee, Hernando, and Citrus counties

Benefits:

At GEICO, we make sure you have the support and resources to leverage and develop your skills, secure your financial future, and take care of your health and well-being. GEICO continually seeks to provide a workplace where everyone can be their authentic self. To help achieve this goal, we support associate-led Employee Resource Groups that foster a true sense of community. Through GEICO's competitive benefits offerings and various training and development opportunities, we have you covered with our* that includes:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**

  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

GEICO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO celebrates diversity and believes it is critical to our success. As such, we are committed to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals to join our team.

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