Traci B. Taylor
01/07-Present Sole Practioner, Traci B. Taylor, Esquire, St. Petersburg, FL. Plaintiff’s personal injury, affiliate attorney of the Law Firm of Kenneth L. Olsen, practicing in multiple areas of insurance defense.
10/01-1/07 Partner, Athanason & Taylor, P.A., Largo and New Port Richey, FL
Administrative partner for a plaintiff’s personal injury firm that had two offices and five employees, oversaw all business operations, and handled a full case load of both pre-suit and litigation files. Areas of practice included, automobile accidents, products liability, general liability, insurance coverage issues, and PIP suits. .
9/00 - 10/01 Associate, Athanason & Athanason, P.A., St. Petersburg, FL
Handled a full case load of both pre-suit and litigation files. Prepared demand packages, complaints, discovery, and motions, attended and took depositions, attended hearings, and assisted in trial preparation and in trial. Areas of Practice included personal injury, automobile accidents, products liability, and wrongful death.
2/99 - 9/00 Law Clerk, Athanason & Athanason, P.A., St. Petersburg, FL
Researched legal issues, prepared demand packages, complaints, discovery, and motions.
4/97 - 6/98 PIP Litigation Adjuster, Custard Insurance Adjusters, Tampa, FL
Controlled all branch office claims in litigation and reviewed all potential claim denials for personal auto claims.
11/95 - 3/97 Commercial Litigation Adjuster, Armor Insurance Co., Tampa, FL
Supervised the administration of the Commercial Claims Department, administered all commercial auto claims in litigation and losses over $50,000.00. Prepared reports for the reinsurer.
2/94 - 11/95 Litigation Specialist, All Risk Claims Service, Treasure Island, FL
Directed excess and surplus lines litigation claims through out the United States, attended nationwide mediations, settlement conferences, and trials.
Types of insureds included college fraternities, trucking companies, fireworks distributors, circuses, and carnivals.
5/89 - 2/94 Senior Adjuster, Bankers Insurance Company, St. Petersburg, FL
7/87 - 5/89 Multi-line Adjuster, Auto Owners Insurance Company, Largo, FL
3/85 - 7/87 Personal Auto Adjuster, USAA, Tampa, FL
•Stetson University College of Law: 2000, J.D., St. Petersburg, FL
•Eckerd College: 1992, B.A., Business Management, St. Petersburg, FL
•St. Petersburg Junior College: 1984, A.A., General Business, St. Petersburg, FL
• Florida Bar License, #0354820, 2000.
• Certified Circuit Court Mediator, #12698R
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