unit logo

Claims Attorney


Positions perform a variety of legal and related non-legal work associated with claims, litigation, and loss prevention activities of the Self-Insurance Program.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Identifies, investigates, analyzes and evaluates medical, legal, and fiscal issues related to potential or asserted claims.
  • Analyzes and interprets federal, state, and local statutes and administrative rules applicable to Self-Insurance Program operations.
  • Prepares and drafts legal documents, such as memos, responses, briefs, and settlements.
  • Prepares witnesses from covered entities for statements in pre-suit discovery.
  • May represent covered entities during statements, depositions, and other legal proceedings.
  • Assists senior attorneys with negotiation of claims settlements.
  • Works with loss prevention staff on mitigation or removal of incident risk factors.

Education and Experience

Law degree (L.L.B. or J.D.) and one year of experience in the legal, medical, or healthcare fields.

Licensure and Certification

Must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar or become a member within twelve months of employment.


This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.


To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.