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Counsel - Workers Compensation Defense Attorney The candidate will be responsible for providing high quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team. Responsible for independent, aggressive case handling with a resolution management focus. Litigate cases to verdict, demonstrating superior use of trial skills and techniques. Ability to independently handle a full to moderate caseload with moderate level of severity and complexity from case inception through trial/resolution required. Work under the guidance of Senior Counsel in litigating complex and high exposure files. Conduct legal research as necessitated and supervises research projects delegated to Associate Counsel and paralegals. Independently draft pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents. Attend court events and other appointments independently. Learn and understand claim customers expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals. Handle and actively seek opportunities to become involved in special projects and on committees. Provide recommendations and case analysis to business partners on appropriate file handling strategy. Integrate legal support staff into case handling process. Builds and maintains superior internal and external client relationships. Complete all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties. Effectively makes use of technology and automation in the practice of law. Adhere to all standards of excellence in file management. Travel as required to meet business needs. Ability to mentor and train less experienced counsel and legal support staff. Provide advice and training to claim partners and clients. Graduation from an accredited law school required. Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required. 1+ year of litigation practice or equivalent legal experience required. Insurance litigation work exposure preferred. Bilingual preferred.
Job ID: 12308BR
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