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Staff Attorney The candidate manages all stages of commercial insurance and workers' compensation litigation. This includes representing company and its policyholders in all aspects of the civil and administrative litigation process from initial responsive pleadings through discovery, mediation and other negotiations, administrative hearings, administrative review, and any necessary appeals to the Utah Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. The staff attorney also provides significant support and legal guidance to the claims staff and other internal customers. Finally, the staff attorney helps carry out many other functions of the legal department, including business support, document and policy review, committee participation, strategic advice and analysis to internal and external business partners, and legislative involvement.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and an active member in good standing with the Utah State Bar. Should have 3 years of experience in the field of commercial insurance litigation (trial experience strongly preferred). A thorough understanding of auto, property, and liability insurance policies is needed. A rudimentary understanding of workers' compensation rules and laws is required. Must have knowledge of Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, tort liability, and techniques of legal research. Should have superior organizational and interpersonal skills. Must have literacy in claims, underwriting, and other insurance principles, Should have superb courtroom skills. Must have proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Acrobat.
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