Job Details

Senior Trial Attorney, Staff Counsel

Company name

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Feb 18, 2020

Valid Through

Jun 02, 2020

Posted on

Nov 25, 2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Somerville, NJ, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Trial Attorney, Staff Counsel
Duties: As a member of Staff Counsel group, will be primarily responsible for handling the defense of claims made against professionals ranging from realtors, property managers, home inspectors, mortgage field services vendors, interior designers, and others. Will be responsible for responding to demand letters, state and federal agency charges, and lawsuits which have been filed against insureds. Will also be responsible for investigation and management of assigned cases from the inception of the lawsuit until conclusion through dismissal, settlement, or trial, and working with adjusters and insureds to resolve claims as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. May also be called upon to assist with general liability matters as needed, and thus, experience in this area is preferred. Independently conducts trials, depositions, pre-trial discovery, mediations, arbitrations or any other legal activity required to resolve cases. Daily communications with claim professionals concerning the evaluations of legal files. Provides legal advice to insureds and claim professionals as needed. Negotiates settlements as directed. Attends round tables.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Must be licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts in New Jersey. Pennsylvania license would be considered a plus. Must have 5+ years’ experience in miscellaneous professional liability litigation matters but may consider an otherwise qualified candidate with lesser experience. Jury trial experience preferred. Must have a strong knowledge of current procedural and substantive law, as well as federal, state, and administrative agency rules. Must demonstrate an ability to analyze issues, pro-actively develop effective strategies on pending cases, communicate regularly with claims professionals, document communications, and resolve cases as efficiently and effectively as possible. Must have solid experience in preparing responsive pleadings, handling appearances, motion practice, and valuation of claims, settlement and trials. Must be willing to work independently with minimal direction, handle claims efficiently, and be willing to travel as necessary. Solid knowledge and ability to defend complex cases. Consistently influences claim outcomes through demonstration of effective negotiation techniques. Strong ability to deliberately and precisely exchange thoughts and opinions with one or more persons and to effectively translate legal language and ideas into layman’s terms. Strong ability to arrive at a determination in complex situations after careful consideration of facts and law without procrastination. Strong ability to categorize and prioritize work and information to effectively and efficiently maximize productivity. Proficiency in following up step by step on inquiry or observation and search and examine with care and accuracy. Consistently able to take evidence that may be used in reaching a legal conclusion. Proficiency in locating and interpreting cases, codified laws and statutes. Ability to communicate reasonable and accurate conclusions and render opinion supported by current law. Able to demonstrate appropriate courtroom behavior, attire and decorum and is knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that govern proceedings and conduct in courts of law or other legal forums and tribunals. Provides the highest professional service to clients and claims professionals. Takes proactive responsibility for their career development. Maintains the necessary skill levels. Ability to effectively present evidence and arguments of law to a judge or jury. An interest and solid knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends and information affecting The Group’s businesses; Knowledgeable in the basic principles of property and casualty insurance.

Additional info

Req #12674

Company info

Julie Shipman
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
440 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01653
Phone: 508-855-2722

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