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Litigation Trial Attorney

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Timonium, MD

Posted on

Sep 19,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Litigation Trial Attorney The candidate provides full or specialized legal services to the general liability claim department, and specialty departments as needed. Handles commercial litigation matters including construction site accidents, premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle and other general liability matters. Work assignments consist of major legal tasks involving problems of recognized complexity and facts that are in question for which considerable legal judgment, experience and independent reasoning are required. Handles matter with extra contractual damages. Handles insurance defense or coverage matters from pleadings through trial. Manages litigation preparation driving for superior results. Develops the litigation strategy, and prepares/directs the preparation of all necessary materials i.e., briefs, motions, discovery, depositions, experts, etc. Advises whether a case should be tried or settled and actively drives case to resolution with an appropriate sense of urgency. Handles bench and jury trials as first chair in both state and federal court as necessary. Tries all aspects of cases including court appearances, trial preparation, motions, discovery and negotiations. Communicates regularly and concisely with clients, claim professionals, leadership and others to ensure appropriate level of understanding and documentation exists for effective case management. Conducts legal research and analysis of facts and information to provide counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues. Prepares opinions or position papers on various legal issues and interpretation of legal issues/provisions. Counsels client/management/claim professionals to avoid legally unsound decisions or plans and when changes in the law occur. May train, or mentor other attorneys and paralegals. Trains department staff on appropriate procedures (e.g., claims, etc). Collaboratively works with clients, claim professionals, underwriting, risk control and other third parties while resolving legal issues. Works independently in resolving legal cases with oversight supervision. Responds to government regulatory agencies as needed.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree with JD degree, and admission to the Bar of Maryland. Must have 5+ years of legal experience in claims and/or law firm with a progressively increasing level of responsibility. Requires trial and/or litigation experience. May require specific technical/functional area legal experience. Advanced knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and procedures of litigation management within an insurance organization essential. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software ie TeamConnect or other case management software needed.

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