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Personal Injury Pre-Litigation Paralegal

COMPANY: Perenich Law Injury Attorneys
JOB TITLE: Personal Injury Pre-Litigation Paralegal
REPORTS TO: Firm Administrator
LOCATION: Clearwater, Florida 33763
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time
STATUS: Hourly; Non-Exempt
HOURS: 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

COMPENSATION: Negotiable based on experience

ABOUT US:

At Perenich Law Injury Attorneys, we are a family of trial injury lawyers with strong ties to the Clearwater community and the Tampa Bay area. Over the years, we have built strong bonds with our clients. Continuing a multi-generation commitment to helping those seeking recovery and justice, we’re not just looking to make a case, but to form a lasting relationship.

Our established Pinellas County Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law Firm is currently seeking a highly experienced and motivated Pre-Litigation Paralegal to join our team in our Clearwater, Florida office.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Pre-Litigation Paralegal manages all aspects of personal injury cases, from beginning to end. Our Pre-Litigation Paralegal must be able to gather, analyze and research information and documents; manage a moderate to high-volume caseload; must be able to multi-task, prioritize and have excellent attention to detail; must be a positive team-player and able to function in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment.

Our Pre-Litigation Paralegal will handle all pre-suit communications and act as the center of communication for and between the client, attorney, medical providers, lien holders, insurance companies; coordinate and manage medical treatment care for clients as necessary; educate the client on the case progression processes and set appropriate client expectations; escalate issues to the attorney as appropriate; gather all case related medical records and bills; prepare demands; monitor negotiations and offers; assist the attorney in medical bill and lien reductions; prepare settlement packets and coordinate client sign-outs.

The candidate must possess a minimum of three (3) years prior experience in managing a Plaintiff’s personal injury caseload. Our ideal candidate will also possess superb interpersonal skills, unquestionable integrity, self-discipline, the ability to adapt to changes in processes and procedures, be detail-oriented, self-motivated, a team-player, the ability to multi-task, be an excellent communicator (written and verbal), have knowledge of TrialWorks Case Management Software and be proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (includes but may not be limited to the following):

  • Manage all aspects of personal injury cases from beginning to end
  • Gather, analyze, and research information and documents
  • Point of communication between the client, attorney, medical providers, lien holders, and insurance companies
  • Coordinate and manage medical treatment care for clients as necessary
  • Educate the client on case progression and set appropriate client expectations
  • Escalate issues to the attorney as necessary
  • Gather all case related medical records and bills
  • Prepare demands
  • Monitor negotiations and offers
  • Assist the attorney in medical bill and lien reductions
  • Prepare settlement packets
  • Coordinate client sign-outs
  • Litigation experience – May be asked to attend hearings, depositions, mediations, and trials

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, required
  • Paralegal Certification; preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of Personal Injury (Plaintiff) experience, required

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • TrialWorks Case Management Software experience a plus
  • Proficiency with computers, telephone lines, and other related office equipment
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and reporting skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Customer service attitude
  • Follow up skills
  • Ability to handle and keep client information confidential
  • Proficiency with legal administration and writing

BEHAVIORS REQUIRED:

  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to make judgement calls
  • Expected to be highly accurate
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • A positive outlook and vision
  • Must stand by the service we deliver
  • Lifelong learner who enjoys improving knowledge
  • Strong professionalism both in appearance and presentation
  • Can work independently
  • Ability to direct and facilitate conversations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Light to moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous activities of an administrative nature to include:

  • Sitting and/or standing for an extended period of time
  • Lifting up to 25
  • Working in a well-lighted, heated, and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation