Experienced professional recently graduated from law school and working as an associate attorney with a strong, 14-year career in risk management and insurance with an extensive background in transportation related liability and workers' compensation claims investigation, settlement, and defense.
BARRY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW - Orlando, Florida
Juris Doctor - May 2005
Honors: Barry University moot Court Board
2004 Florida Bar National Tax Law Moot Court Competition
Winner - Best Oral Argument
Member Moot Court Board Research & Writing Committee
Highest Grade Awards - Evidence; Trial Advocacy;
Florida Constitutional Law
Class Rank 7/46
Interships: Honorable Renee A. Roche, 9th Judicial Circuit Court
of Florida (Business Court)
WARNER SOUTHERN COLLEGE - Lake Wales, Floirda
Bachelor of Arts - Organizational Management (Minor - Finance)
Honors: Omicron Psi National Honor Society - 4.0 GPA
The Florida Bar
Federal Court - Middle District of Florida; Southern District of Florida
Associate - Frost, Tamayo, Sessums & Aranda, P.A. - Bartow Fl
(Plaintiff oriented litigation - personal injury, wrongful death)
Associate - Billy R. Ready, P.A. - Auburndale, Fl
(Plaintff oriented litigation-persoanl injury, wrongful death, first
party coverage disputes)
• Managed litigation for large transportation company including timely
retention of legal counsel, answering interrogatories, responding to
requests to produce, acting as corporate representative at
deposition, and providing client direction to legal counsel.
• Experience with multiple state and federal diversity litigation.
• Attended trials as corporate representatives
• Handled the investigation, evaluation, and settlement of over 1,000
personal injury claims - litigated and non-litigated. • Participated in over 200 mediations occurring pre-suit and during
various stages of litigation
• Consultant for corporate clients regarding issues of insurance
coverage and risk managment. Tasked with improving company's
• Responsible for managing insurance benefits for 6,000 employees, -
health, life, dental, worker's compensation, including ERISA welfare
benefit plans and self-insured workers' compensation program.
• Managed company's self-insurance program. Experienced
administrator of people, programs and processes designed to
facilitate company cost reduction.
• Formerly held State of Florida 5-20 All Lines Insurance Adjuster
License (surrendered upon becoming a member of The Florida bar)
BILLY R. READY, P.A. 2006 - PRESENT FROST, TAMAYO, SESSUMS & ARANDA, P.A. 2005 - 2006
JOHN HUGH SHANNON, P.A. 2004 BILLY R. READY, P.A. 2004 C. GEOFFREY VINING, P.A. 2004
COMCAR INDUSTIRES, INC.
VICE PRESIDENT OF RISK MANAGEMENT 2001 - 2002 DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGMENT 1996 - 2000 INSURANCE CLAIMS MANAGER 1993 - 1996
ALEXIS RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES
CLAIMS SPECIALIST 1992 - 1993
POLK CITY HARDWARE
SMALL BUSINESS OWNER 1991 - 1992
COMCAR INDUSTRIES, INC
CLAIMS ADJUSTER 1986 - 1991
• Guest Speaker at Annual Comcar Safety and Personnel Seminars.
Reinforced safety, cost reduction and loss reduction procedures to
employees and management.
• Member of discussion panel at the American Bar Association's
Transportation Mega conference. Detailed insurer's initial
response to serious trucking accidents.