T I M R O S S
S E N I O R T R I A L A T T O R N E Y / M A N A G I N G A T T O R N E Y Senior trial attorney with 35 years’ experience in legal management, jury trials and claims litigation, with specific expertise in insurance and maritime law. Track record of successful case resolution, acting as lead counsel in 100+ jury trials (including defense verdicts in $6.2M personal injury and $12M Maintenance and Cure cases). Identifies opportunities for process improvement, reducing time for case resolution. Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell.
A dmitted t o P r a c t i c e :
State Courts: Florida, Colorado, District of Columbia; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; US District Courts for Southern District of Florida, Eastern/Western Districts of Arkansas; US Tax Court; 215 Insurance License, State of Florida
A r e a s o f Expertise
Litigation Strategy • Jury Trials • Risk Management • Due Diligence • Case Management • Client Relationship • Team Training & Development • Legal Research • Documentation Preparation • Communication Skills • Insurance Law • Maritime Law P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E
TIMOTHY W. ROSS, PA – Miami, FL July, 2016- present General attorney services
PACIN LEVINE P.A., Miami, FL June,2016 –
Filed/managed 50+ bodily injury and personal injury protection cases. Mentored four lawyers. MCINTOSH SAWRAN & CARTAYA Miami, FL 2014 – 2015
Represented numerous clients with a focus on insurance law. Mentored two attorneys/staff in litigation process.
Provided representation in $6.2M personal injury case resulting in a defense verdict. Independent Insurance Broker IDEAL CONCEPTS, Miami, FL 2014 – Present Provided 100 clients with Life, Health, and Annuities products ( $500K total premium volume). WINDHAVEN INSURANCE COMPANY 2014 - 2015
Led management of in-house counsel operations (20 attorneys, 1,000+ auto insurance cases, $100M in claims).
Partnered with 10 external consultants in Six Sigma evaluation of under-performing legal department: identified and resolved 10 “stucks,” reducing time for case resolution from two years to six months. T I M R O S S
( 3 0 5 ) 7 2 5 - 1023 l o t w r @ y a h o o . c o m LAW OFFICES OF TIMOTHY W. HARRINGTON Miami, FL 2012 – 2013 Senior Trial Attorney, In-house Counsel, GEICO Insurance TIMOTHY W. ROSS & ASSOCIATES, Miami, FL 2007 – 2011 Managing and Senior Trial Attorney (2010 – 2011) In-house Counsel, Farmers Insurance (2009 – 2010) ; In-house Counsel, Bristol West Insurance Group (merged into Farmers) (2007 – 2009) As lead counsel for three office locations (22 attorneys), oversaw case evaluation, management and negotiation, litigation strategies, and resolution (settlement, mediation, arbitration and trial).
Managed/prepared 4,000+ cases, securing resolution at or below evaluations of claims adjustors.
Won two of three cases tried (saved approximately $250K in attorney’s fees for Farmers)
Played instrumental role in redesign of Personal Injury Protection law, influencing lobbyists to implement change limiting reimbursement to $2,500 instead of $10,000 if plaintiffs do not seek treatment within 14 days.
Re-opened and streamlined communications between In-House Legal Operation and Claims at Bristol West when communication was at a virtual standstill. LUIS E. ORDONEZ & ASSOCIATES Miami, FL 2003 – 2006 Claims Litigation Counsel, In-house Counsel, State Farm Insurance, Senior Trial Attorney Provided legal due diligence and advisory regarding insurance cases and claims
Won 40+ of 50 jury trials, earning internal “Trial Animal” Award for four consecutive years. KAYE, ROSE & MALTZMAN, LLP Miami, FL 2003 – 2005 Partner
Oversaw legal team and staff of 20 and provided general insurance defense for cruise lines and insurance companies.
Secured defense verdict in $12M Maintenance and Cure case on behalf of cruise line. P r e v i o u s Experience:
Ross & Burger, P.A., Culverhouse Law Firm
Selected by Florida Supreme Court to prosecute four judges for ethical misconduct: resulted in three removals from office and one suspension.
E D U C A T I O N
University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor Coral Gables, FL University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts, Economics Ann Arbor, MI