Lauderdale By The Sea
Bachelor of Science, Business Management
Private Law Practice responsible for all aspects of running a sole practitioner firm. Handling cases of various complexity including Real Estate Transactions, Condominium Declaration, General Litigation, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant matters, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Zoning, Business Acquisitions.
Small firm practice focusing on Real Estate transactions, General Litigation and Criminal Defense. Responsibilities include daily operation of a small firm, over seeing three support staff. Managing court calendar, motion practice, court appearances, client interviews
Casualty Claims Adjuster
Perform thorough field investigation, secure statements from interested parties, maintain control and rapport with claimants and, or attorneys through both oral and written communication, prepare reports for clients, evaluate and negotiate injury claims to resolution. Maintain client relationships, schedule appointments, time management, track billable time and expense.
Senior Claims Representative/Litigation Specialist
Worked independently to investigate liability claims, evaluated injuries, defended and negotiated bodily injury and un/under insured motorist claims. Prepared litigation plans for defense counsel, assisted and supervised co-workers, and organized alternative dispute resolution initiatives. Past responsibilities included, organizing the investigation and defense of claims identified to a fraud ring. Completed special projects and report results to management. Handled first and third party commercial auto, garage keepers and personal lines auto claims. Skills and Training: Advanced Casualty Claim Evaluation, Negotiation Skills, Auto Physical Damage, and general insurance knowledge attained through work experience and C.P.C.U. Courses.
First Party Property Damage Claims Examiner (4/92-4/94).
Investigated, evaluated and resolved first party property damage claims as appropriate
Third Party Property Damage Customer Service Supervisor/Claims Examiner (12/91-4/92).
Supervised 15 Customer service representatives, handled complaint calls from upset claimants, reviewed decisions made by claims examiners and override where appropriate.
Customer Service Representative (3/91-12/91).
Handled first and third party claim inquires regarding disposition of pending claims status.
Underwriting Endorsement Processor Part Time (3/90-3/91).
Reviewed, processed and researched personal lines automobile underwriting endorsements.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & AFFILIATIONS
- Admitted to Connecticut Bar October 2002
- Admitted to New York Bar January 2003
- Admitted to Florida Bar June 1, 2009
- Member Phi Delta Phi
- Business Networking International, founding member and past president of Westport Chapter
- NPI – Fort Lauderdale
- Lauderdale By The Sea Chamber of Commerce
SKILLS & INTERESTS
Highly proficient in industry software including Word, Excel, Outlook, Quick Books etc. Assistant Coaching micro (youth) Ice Hockey Program, remodeling, construction, diving.