Sr. Liability Trial Attorney III

Zurich Insurance   •  

Maitland, FL

Industry: Finance & Insurance

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 74 days ago

This job is no longer available.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a well-respected Company and represent its insureds in all phases of litigation, while being part of a high-performing law office. The ideal candidate will be able to engage in the practice of law, at all times in compliance with the ethical standards as established by the national/local area of practice.

The Trial Attorney will perform duties encompassing all aspects of insurance defense, including initial investigation and legal analysis and advice, preparing and filing legal pleadings and documents, performing legal research, preparing for and conducting pre-trial discovery, preparing for and aggressively handling hearing and trials, and conducting post-trial activities where appropriate. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated case analysis ability and a track record of proven trial settlement skills and the ability to work independently and without substantial supervision.

With moderate direction, the Staff Legal Attorney represents the Company´s insureds in all phases of litigation for matters of moderate technical complexity. Engages in the practice of law and the representation of Zurich insureds to protect their interests in litigation.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Achieving best outcomes for clients by demonstrating technical excellence in case handling, trial preparation and presentation for matters of moderate technical complexity
  • Driving positive results by correctly applying the law and legal trends, conducting legal analysis and research, preparing legal pleadings and documents, preparing for and managing pre-trial discovery, and participating in judicial or administrative hearings and trials
  • Documenting case files by accurately capturing and updating relevant information in compliance with best practices
  • Working to have a timely resolution to matters by collaborating with the claims adjuster, developing a case strategy and escalating issues as appropriate
  • Ensuring customer service to clients by proactively communicating information; responding to inquiries; and following customer protocols
  • With oversight, determining and implementing alternative dispute resolution techniques as appropriate, by using effective mediation and negotiation skills within authority limit
  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, staying current with industry trends, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies
  • Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and collaborating on matters as needed
  • Ensuring legal compliance by following state and federal laws and regulations
  • May serve as a technical resource by providing guidance and mentoring lower level attorneys or legal support staff on use of tools and resources and legal strategies
  • Protecting Zurich’s reputation by keeping claims information confidential

Basic Qualifications:


• Juris Doctor and 7 or more years of experience in the Litigation area
AND

• Member in good standing of the Florida state Bar

• Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe
• Experience working with Lexis or Westlaw
• Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Experience working in a team-based environment
  • Collaboration skills
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

Requistion ID 19000334