Charise Morgan-Joseph

E-mail: charise.morganjoseph@zurichna.com

Education:J.D., Mercer University School of Law, Macon, GA 2008
B.A., Florida International University, Miami, FL 2004
Legal ExperienceLaw Office of Hugh Behan (Ft. Lauderdale SLO)
10/2018-present
Staff Trial Attorney

Represent and protect the interest of the Company’s insured in all phases of litigation in general liability matters ranging from auto accidents, premise liability and property damage cases.

The Joseph Firm, P.A. - Miami, FL
2017-2018
Civil Trial Attorney

Litigated employment and contract disputes, defense of creditor/debtor claims, code ordinance violations, personal injury and civil rights claims against individual, corporation, and government entities. Created litigation strategies; successfully negotiated favorable settlements in several complex civil cases

Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau – West Palm Beach, FL
2015-2017
Litigation Associate

Litigated appeals, trials, evidentiary hearings, complex administrative hearings, code ordinance hearings, and case management conferences related to all aspects of real estate law under federal and state statutes. Drafted complex briefs and memorandums in federal and state courts, and conducted mediations and depositions. Resolved city and county tax liens, and code enforcement claims in cases where the city is listed as defendant

Choice Legal Group - Fort Lauderdale, FL
2013-2015
Litigation Attorney

Litigated complex trials, evidentiary hearings, and case management conferences related to all aspects of real estate law under federal and state statutes. Propounded and responded to civil discovery, and prepared witnesses for trial and depositions by developing litigation strategy based on relevant case law precedent

Georgia Department of Labor – Atlanta, GA
2008-2011
Administrative Law Judge

Conducted administrative hearings and status conferences on wrongful terminations and prior denial of unemployment insurance benefits, issuing formal legal decisions to adjudicate claims. Managed caseload in accordance with state directives for quality, production, and timeliness.
Licensure:Licensed to practice in Florida (2013) and Georgia (2008)
Bar Memberships and Professional Associations:Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow, Class VI (2018 -2019)
Caribbean Bar Association, President / Federal Bar Liaison (2018 -2019)
Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) Miami-Dade Chapter, Leadership Committee
Broward County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
Jury Trial Experience:More than 300 bench trials and 2 jury trials


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