Job Details

Trial Attorney

Company name

USAA

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Sep 25,2019

Posted on

Jun 12,2019

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
Litigation >> Litigation - Personal Injury
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Trial Attorney
The candidate provides legal services of a moderate to complex nature to clients. Handles moderate to moderately complex levels of lawsuits through trial, arbitration or appeal. Handles moderate level insurance defense cases through trial, arbitration or appeal for clients on cases assigned by Claims Litigation Operations personnel. Provides legal advice and strategy on assigned cases. May also provide advice and handle pre-litigation matters. Prepares legal pleadings, motions, statements, memoranda, trial briefs and other legal documents on assigned cases. Provides legal advice and representation to clients, and clients and appears in court as required. Attends mediations or conduct direct settlement negotiations with plaintiffs' attorneys regarding cases in suit. Provides in house training for P&C claims personnel and claims litigation personnel regarding changes in litigation and/or appropriate processes and procedures. Acquires and applies appropriate knowledge of relevant legal/litigation discipline. May assist with complex litigation cases. Evaluates case specific legal issues and directs appropriate resources and responses. Provides guidance to team members and claims department related to file or claim related legal issues. Serves as a mentor to team members and administrative support. Handles defense of personal injury matters from inception through trial. Performs online legal research and advanced knowledge of relevant legal data resources.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Must have 4+ years of experience practicing law handling personal injury or civil litigation or trial cases. Should be licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction(s) served. Familiarity with court systems in geographic area being served is needed. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools essential. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Must preferably have 7+ years of experience practicing law in New York State handling personal injury and property damage matters. Substantial First chair jury trial experience in personal injury matters essential. Insurance Defense experience is essential.

Additional info

Job ID R0033680.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
USAA
9800 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX 78288

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