Kubicki Draper is a full-service law firm founded in 1963 providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services. With over 200 attorneys and 12 offices, we represent clients throughout the entire State of Florida and the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. We are a high growth law firm with several opportunities across Florida. We have a strong and diverse culture, true work-life balance with a fast track to career growth and development. Our goal is to bring in talent from all backgrounds, cultural perspectives and life experiences who share our desire to provide excellent service to our clients, make a positive impact on the legal community and grow professionally. At Kubicki Draper we are 36% minority owned and over 73% of our attorneys are members of minority groups including 62% of the firm’s shareholders. Come join the firm with over 5 decades of experience servicing the Florida market and the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. The Ft. Lauderdale office of Kubicki Draper, is currently seeking an Insurance Defense Associate with two or more years of experience practicing law in the state of Florida. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or interest in insurance defense; products liability, catastrophic damages cases and other high exposure tort defense matters involving significant injury and wrongful death. The candidate will be exposed to hearings, depositions, mediations, and trial preparation from the start.RequirementsQualifications:Prior experience managing case load a plus
Strong legal research and excellent writing skills, as well as possess strong/persuasive oral advocacy
Previous experience in litigation, particularly in the areas of Insurance Defense
Desire to excel and work your way up the ranks of the law firm
Ability to provide excellent customer service to our clients, with a client first mindset
Highly organized, with clear and concise communication style
Must be a self-starter and goal-oriented with a focus on long-term career goals
Licensed member of the Florida Bar and in good standing
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Must be competent & proficient in the use of Word, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint & Excel
Draft/review substantive pleadings and motions
Respond to motions & discovery
Attend/chair hearings, depositions, mediations, meetings with clients, as well as negotiate settlements
Communicate in a highly effective manner with team members and clients
Ability to work in a fast paced evolving environment
BenefitsThe KD difference:A strong and diverse culture, true work-life balance with a fast track to career growth and development
Full suite of benefits including, PTO, medical insurance, 401k (with match)
Diversity - 56% of Kubicki Draper’s attorneys are female. Almost half of our shareholders and executive leadership are also female and with minority representation.
More than 15% of our staff has been with the firm over 10 years.
Come grow, learn and evolve with us! No phone calls or recruiters please.