Under general supervision, provides legal representation to insureds and the Company before courts, arbitration panels or administrative bodies relating to the defense of personal injury lawsuits. Prepares necessary legal documentation, obtains and prepares pertinent defense information, and advises clients and claims personnel on complex legal issues.
Able to perform legal assignments that are varied and require extensive research and analysis of applicable precedents. Able to perform legal assignments that are varied and require extensive research and analysis of applicable precedents. Expertise to manage cases by planning and initiating effective investigations and discoveries and to evaluate the potential exposure for settlement, arbitration and trial in terms of liability and damages. Strong communication, persuasion and negotiation skills to represent client and Company interests in litigation situations. Able to effectively direct legal support staff in daily operations to ensure accurate and timely completion of assigned work. Able to work independently with minimum direction and good organizational skills needed to manage high volume of cases.
Requires a law degree and admission to the Bar in the state(s) where practicing. Minimum of 3-5 years insurance defense experience; Caseload of at least 55 insurance defense files during previous 3 years. Preferred 7-10 insurance defense personal injury jury trials. Preferred top 20% in 12 month closing average during previous 2 years. Annual review exceeding expectations or above during previous 2 years