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Risk Management Liability Legal Coordinator

Location: Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa
Job ID: 29212BR
Department: Risk Management
Working Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Jun 10, 2024

$62 - 93k
Full Time - Regular


*Hybrid work environment: many of Publix’s corporate offices offer work from home up to two days a week

In Risk Management, the Liability Legal Coordinator is responsible for a variety of areas, including monitoring and responding to discovery in General Liability and Fleet lawsuits filed against Publix. Further, the Legal Coordinator will assist in measuring and managing legal services provided by our outside counsel, ensuring Publix receives high quality legal services while always seeking to reduce legal spend when possible. Additional projects and development will be available to the coordinator on an ad hoc basis. The coordinator may also initiate property damage subrogation claims and attend small claims court hearings on behalf of Publix. General Liability is comprised of approximately 80 associates working in the Customer Claims Unit (CCU) and the Represented Claims Unit (RCU). The Liability Legal Coordinator works closely with and reports to the Liability Attorney.

Additional responsibilities include:

• receiving, opening, recording, and processing electronic mail daily
• communicating and building relationships with numerous other departments within Publix to assist with obtaining information necessary to defend Publix in Liability lawsuits
• participating on miscellaneous claims/legal projects

Required Qualifications

• high school diploma or its equivalent
• at least two (2) years of experience as a litigation paralegal with a corporation, government agency, or law firm, or two years’ experience with general liability claims in a law office, government agency, insurance claims office or corporate risk management department. Relative experience could also include personal injury, liability, insurance defense, or premises liability paralegal experience.

  • Knowledge of:
    • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word)
    • Various state court systems in which Publix operates (FL, GA, AL, SC, NC, VA, TN)
    • Timetables and procedures from process of service to bench trials
    • The workings of attorney’s offices as well as various states entities
  • Skills:
    • Analytical and problem solving
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
      • Negotiation and mediation skills
      • Interpersonal skills
    • Ability to:
      • show discretion and integrity
      • multi-task
      • make quick and appropriate decisions
      • work a variable work schedule including some travel with overnight stay

Preferred Qualifications

• bachelor’s degree in any discipline
• five (5) or more years of experience as litigation paralegal in a law practice specializing in premises and fleet liability litigations with experience in issues of civil discovery, corporate and insurance litigation, legal billing, negligence, vehicle and premises liability claims, subrogation and court procedures
• Paralegal Certification
• knowledge of the Publix’s policies and procedures including but not be limited to retail operations, warehouse and fleet operations, real estate, loss prevention, and accounting
• computer skills including Microsoft Office & Excel
• knowledge of SAP

“personal injury paralegal” “liability paralegal” Insurance defense paralegal” “premises liability paralegal”


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

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