An insurance attorney is a lawyer who handles legal matters related to insurance laws and insurance regulations. Insurance law involves issues and disputes arising from the sale, use, and payment of insurance policies, including insurance bad faith and insurance fraud. There are two main types of insurance attorneys: Insurance coverage attorneys and insurance defense attorneys. Insurance coverage attorneys focus on insurance contracts and evaluate what is covered under a given insurance policy and up to what amount. Insurance defense attorneys focus on the defense of insurance companies when there is a dispute about how much the insurance company is being asked to pay under a particular policy.
Here are a few sample insurance attorney job descriptions:
Seeking an Insurance Coverage Associate with 1 - 3 years experience, with insurance coverage experience. Legal project management experience is helpful. Must have a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.
Insurance Services Associate
The candidate should have 3+ years of litigation experience and demonstrated insurance coverage experience. Should have a commitment to exceptional insurance client service and federal court experience. Ability to draft complicated opinions, motions and legal memoranda in a clear and concise manner is needed. Minnesota Bar license is required. Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school.
Insurance Litigation Associate
The candidate should have 3-7 years of general liability and/or medical malpractice experience or judicial clerkship required. Admission to NJ and PA Bar are required. Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.
Insurance Coverage/Personal Injury Associate
The candidate will serve all phases of litigation including case management, motion practice, discovery, mediations, arbitrations, and trials. Will serve in non-litigated insurance-coverage work including research, writing opinion letters, and advising insurers on their obligations with respect to claims and claim-handling. Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar. Should have 3+ years of experience practicing in the areas of insurance coverage and personal injury defense.
Insurance Coverage Associate
The candidate should be currently licensed in Colorado with 5-7 years of litigation experience. Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school.
The candidate should have portables to join Wilmington, DE office. Some of the practice areas that will be considered include Premises Liability, Products Liability, Mass and Toxic Tort, Workers’ Compensation, Professional Malpractice, and General Casualty. Must have a “can do” attitude, high ethical standards, and trial experience. JD degree and Delaware Bar License is needed. Trial experience is required.
Insurance Coverage Associate
The candidate should have California State Bar License, active and in good standing. Must have 0-2 years’ experience in litigation. Must have strong and persuasive written, oral and presentation skills. Excellent research skills is required.
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