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Claims Counsel - Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Tampa, Florida

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Job ID R043882 Date posted Mar. 25, 2024 Category Claims Employment Type Full Time

Who We Are

Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for nine consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit

What We Do

Tired of those billable hour requirements? Not interested in business development and would rather focus on providing solutions to your cases? Want to be the decision maker rather than just an advisor?  Want better work-life balance?  Ready for a change with an in-house opportunity?

The Claims Counsel position with First American Title Insurance Company provides an excellent opportunity for counsel to manage their own caseload, oversee outside litigation counsel, and engage in high-level problem solving, negotiation and legal analysis in a stimulating and collegial environment with an opportunity for long-term growth and advancement. This is a hybrid opportunity based out of our offices in Tampa, FL with some in-office requirement

Bilingual English/Spanish is required.

Claims Counsel are responsible for managing all aspects of title insurance and escrow claims and claims against the company from initial investigation, coverage determination through final resolution.

What You'll Do:

  • Investigate the facts and issues of the claim, determine whether coverage exists, evaluate loss under the title policy, assess defenses for the insured and/or the company, determine need to retain outside counsel, develop and carry out a plan to address the claim and manage the claim and/or litigation through to final resolution 
  • Negotiate settlements and resolutions with claimant / opposing counsel / third parties
  • Appear as company representative in court proceedings, mediations and settlement conferences
  • Manage claim budget, review and approve outside counsel invoices and other expenses and determine settlement and expense reserves
  • Direct outside counsel on litigation strategy through the course of claim administration and litigation
  • Identify and pursue sources for recovery

What You'll Bring:

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication, negotiation and organizational skills.
  • Law Degree required
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in any state of the United States
  • 3 plus years of legal experience required. Experience  in areas of title insurance, real estate or insurance coverage preferred
  • Bilingual English and Spanish

Pay Range: $80,000 - $123,000 annually

This hiring range is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the salary range of possible compensation at the time of the posting, and is subject to change. The actual compensation offered will be determined by various factors, which may include a candidate’s education, training, experience, and geographic location.

What We Offer

By choice, we don’t simply accept individuality – we embrace it, we support it, and we thrive on it! Our People First Culture celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the key to our success. We are proud to foster an authentic and inclusive workplace For All. You are free and encouraged to bring your entire, unique self to work. First American is an equal opportunity employer in every sense of the term.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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