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Insurance Defense Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

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Company name

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General
Insurance Defense

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Date Last Verified

Aug 28,2017

Posted on

Jul 27,2017

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Senior Trial Attorney Responsibilities : The candidate will be responsible for handling all aspects of personal injury defense, no-fault and homeowners matters from inception through trial/resolution. Handle depositions, court appearances, draft pleadings, motions, discovery and conduct trials. Handle multiple projects effectively and manage a large caseload. Submit comprehensive verbal and written reports to respective claims partners. Provide accurate assessments of liability and damages, make recommendations and prepare and execute litigation strategies. Handle all aspects of litigation from inception through trial/resolution. Take and defend depositions. Court appearances/motions. Conduct trials, handle arbitrations and mediations. Legal research and drafting of motions/briefs. Handle large caseload. Written and verbal reporting. Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements : The candidate should have a JD degree from an accredited law school. NJ bar admission. Record of taking New Jersey personal injury trials to verdict (liability and damages) Bergen, Essex, Passaic and Hudson Counties preferred. 8+ years’ experience in insurance defense including motor vehicle accident, premises liability, No-Fault, UM/UIM, Subrogation and property damage cases. In depth knowledge of New Jersey tort law including casualty, No-Fault, property, and premises. Thorough understanding of medical conditions/ability to understand and analyze medical records. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a track record of building relationships and effective partnerships. Self-directed, creative and strategic thinker who is collaborative, decisive and uses sound judgment with an eye on efficiences. Exhibits high degree of professionalism with ability to adhere to deadlines. Proficient in motion practice and litigation advocacy. Superior oral and written communications skills. Must also be detail-oriented, with good organizational skills and the capability to identify and analyze legal issues.

Additional info

Requisition #: 69326

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife
1 MetLife Plaza
27-01 Queens Plaza North , Area 5F
New York City, NY 11101