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Staff Attorney The candidate will handle and manage litigation files from inception through trial, with a caseload of under 25 files. Prepare pleadings, discovery, motions, demands and responses. Draft reports and provide file analysis. Handle litigation and other legal assignments in accordance with guidelines established for Staff Counsel for firm. Conduct weekly roundtables with all attorneys to discuss negotiation, deposition and trial strategy and preparation. Provide individual mentoring and training for junior attorneys in trial preparation and strategy. Provide guidance and direction on a daily basis to attorneys and claims professionals as to legal or other issues that arise in the handling of their files. Responsible for sitting as second or first chair in trial with junior attorneys. Review new file assignments and assign to staff attorneys based, generally, on case complexity, venue and case counts. Must be member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Should have 6 years of civil litigation experience, preferably insurance defense litigation, including jury trial experience. Strong research and writing skills and excellent work ethic are required. Bilingual (Spanish/English) are preferred. Substantial experience in civil litigation, preferably insurance defense litigation, including jury trial experience is needed. Comprehensive legal knowledge which promotes standards of professional practice and strong knowledge of the litigation environment in Texas is must.
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