2018-04-04

Senior Trial Attorney - Workers Compensation
Job Opportunity at bizjobz LLC

Posted on Apr 4

http://www.bizjobz.com    855-BIZ-JOBZ (249-5629)

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4156813

The Company:

Our client is one the country’s largest insurers of vehicles, homes and small businesses and provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  It serves more than 10 million households and more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

The Position:  Senior Trial Attorney – Worker’s Compensation

Job Summary:

This position offers a lot of work flexibility (remote access, etc.), company laptop and phone, car or car allowance, full benefits, and no billable hours.

Responsibilities:
  • The competent, ethical, and diligent representation of clients in all cases assigned by supervisor.
  • Cases can involve all areas of tort practice.
  • Handling matters of great complexity and/or exposure.
  • Assists in cases of all complexities and/or exposures.
  • Assists Managing Attorney or Supervising Attorney in the performance of delegated managerial and administrative duties.  
Essential Job Functions: 
  • Supervises assigned personnel.
  • Provides job related guidance, supervision and training to other Attorneys.
  • Performs managerial and administrative tasks, and special assignments, as requested by supervisor.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of the work being done for clients and of any and all problems encountered.
  • Consults with and renders opinions to members of the Claims Department regarding insurance policy questions and questions concerning the legal aspects of the handling of personal injury claims.
  • Supervises cases as assigned and handles cases with unique legal or procedural issues and/or involving severe to catastrophic injuries and/or damages including preparation of pleadings, motions, discovery, and briefs, attendance at hearings, conferences, interviews and trials or arbitrations, and performance of any other tasks or duties necessary for the proper representation of clients.
  • Functionally supervises attorneys who have been requested to assist the Senior Trial Attorney in the handling of particular cases.
  • Maintains and updates computerized litigation support systems for assigned caseloads.
  • Performs other functions as assigned.
 Education Requirements:
  • Four-year college degree, law school degree, and member in good standing of the California State Bar.
Experience Requirements:
  • Must be a US Citizen or possess a Green Card
  • At least three years as an Attorney including civil jury trial experience or equivalent dispositive ADR experience or comparable outside experience.
  • Must be capable of handling cases of moderate to great exposure and/or complexity with minimum supervision.  
Special Skill Requirement:  
  • Public speaking, ability to function and handle high case loads in adversarial or confrontational situations, driving.
Screening Question:
  • Does the candidate have at least 10 years of workers' compensation experience (could be all as an Attorney or as a combination as an Attorney - at least 3 years - and other roles in worker's compensation)?
Ideal Candidate:
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of workers' compensation experience and comfort handling large/complex files, good computer skills, highly organized, and a great team attitude.
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