Senior Trial Attorney

Full-time 6 views
Company Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Location Lehigh Valley, PA, United States



Min 8 yrs required


Apr 22, 2022

Aug 05, 2022

Jan 21, 2022


Senior Trial Attorney
Responsibilities: Handle all matters in accordance with Nationwide Trial Division (NTD) standard methodology guidelines, as well as claims and client expectations. Minimal managerial oversight and guidance from the Managing Trial Attorney and NTD Leadership in all aspects of core duties and job responsibilities. Adept at effectively utilizing technology and collaboratively working with support staff to ensure efficient case management and efficiency. Provides factually, legally and analytically sound opinions consistently on case valuations that are promptly updated and timely communicated to the client and claims. Independently establishes and maintains strong professional relationships with key associates within the Office of the Chief Legal Officer and claims partners at the senior director level and below, as well as with colleagues within the legal and insurance industries within those jurisdictions and communities in which he/she practices. Utilizes relationships to build and improve NTD’s reputation and expand case referral opportunities within the enterprise. Communicates in a highly effective manner, consistently and proactively identifying, understanding and meeting client, claims and internal NTD communication expectations (both written and verbal), as well as those commonly expected within the jurisdictions and communities in which he/she practices. Serves as a mentor for junior attorneys and NTD staff providing guidance and training, as well as serving as role model in terms of engagement, coaching and feedback, efficiency, attitude and collaboration.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Maintains an active license in the state in which the position is located. Should have 8 years of relevant civil litigation experience in property and casualty insurance defense or subrogation. Significant litigation experience in property and casualty insurance defense or subrogation. Engages in complex legal practices and procedures throughout all courts and agencies in the assigned jurisdiction. Highly effective and professional written and verbal communication skills. Highly collaborative, capable to work with staff and other attorneys on-site and remotely, as well as serving as a role model and mentor to other associates within the office. Significant negotiation skills. Ability to process information efficiently and effectively. Excellent analytical and legal skills. Resourceful, creative problem solver. Computer savvy with a solid understanding of basic software and use of same. Capable of adapting to changes in the law and changes to technology in the law and court systems (e.g. electronic filings, etc.) Strong time management and organization skills. Decision-making ability to set work priorities and make recommendations. Ability to initiate, prioritize and coordinate complex projects and cases. Leadership skills used indirect and/or indirect influencing such as motivating, problem-solving, business strengthening and development with colleagues, clients and claims partners. Stays in sync with the private practice of law policy and the ethical rules of the state where the position is located. Must also acknowledge and follow all corporate and NTD policies and procedures. Demonstrates consistent awareness of changes to the law, technology, local rules and other procedural requirements, or other aspects of the legal and insurance industries likely to impact liability and recovery litigation strategies in the jurisdictions in which he/she practices. Possesses and consistently performs with the subject matter expertise and trial advocacy skills required and specified for all NTD concentrations held. Demonstrates the ability and willingness to develop and learn additional or new NTD concentrations as may be required based on NTD business needs and as specified by NTD Leadership.

Additional info

Job ID: 75228.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
1 Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215

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