Job Details

Trial Attorney

Company name

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Feb 08,2019

Posted on

Jan 07,2019

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Glendale, CA, United States


Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
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About Us

Nationwide is a leader in the insurance and financial services industry. We are a Fortune 100 company with a mission to keep our members, their loved ones, and their belongings protected.

We commit to every employee and community we serve by emphasizing employee development and charity partnerships. That’s how we win Gallup’s Great Workplace Award year after year and why we’ve been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.

In addition, we are proud recipients of top workplace awards in the following categories

• 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity – Fortune; Forbes; National Business Inclusion Consortium

• Top Company for Women: Catalyst Award; Fortune; Professional Women’s Magazine

• LGBTQ: Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Equality Index: HRC (14 years)

• Veterans: Pro Patria & Above and Beyond Awards: Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR)

• Fortune World’s Most Admired Company

• Fortune Top Companies for Millennials

Your Team

Nationwide Trial Division strives to provide superior legal services that exceed our client’s expectations of quality and value and to be considered the best insurance defense litigation firm in each community where we practice

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Managing Trial Attorney or Assistant Trial Attorney.

About You

So, you think you’ve got what it takes to make the cut? All Trial Attorneys should be:

● Provide high quality, high integrity legal representation in personal injury, defense litigation

● Able to prioritize tasks and take ownership of decisions

● Exercising independent professional judgement while empathizing with clients

● Tech Savviness to develop trial matters using technology in the courtroom

● Influential communication with ability to have effective critical conversations

● Excellent writing, analytical skills, an out-of-the-box, resourceful solution finder

● A go-getter who is committed to ensuring clients have a resource to lean on when they need it most

● Possesses a proven ability to develop substantive evaluation and analysis of factual / legal issues through risk assessment and impact reporting

● Committed to adherence with Nationwide Trial Division Best Practice and Processes

● Dedicated to creating effortless customer experiences

● Excited about working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

● Enthusiastic about helping others, including team members

You should also have:

● Typically, 10+ years or more of commercial insurance defense litigation, trial experience, and / or agency hearing representation experience

● JD Degree from an accredited law school

● Licensed as an attorney in appropriate US jurisdiction

● Demonstrated ability to market skills to strengthen relations with clients and claims partners

● Deep expertise in complex matters of insurance defense law

● Adherence to Private Practice of Law policy

● Ability to prioritize tasks and take ownership of decisions

Job Summary

A typical day in the life of a Trial Attorney:

• Managing a case load of complex legal issues for Nationwide clients

• Proactive in case strategy and reports

• Initiate and maintain substantive, constant and professional communications with internal and external customers

• Contributes and provides subject matter expertise on significant, high-risk, and complex legal matters

• Represents members in trials or hearings before courts or agencies, including appeals and arbitrations

• Evaluates cases in accordance with Nationwide Trial Division best practices

• Collaborate, direct and oversee the activities of support staff to accomplish goals

• Recognize and promote settlement opportunities

• Shares relevant information with members and Nationwide Claims department to ensure they are fully informed

• Obtain meaningful discovery through deposition of parties and experts

• Participate in motions practice as warranted

• Completing other litigation and file handling tasks as needed

Compensation & Benefits

You receive a competitive starting salary with opportunities to increase salary based on performance. Other benefits include:

● A 401k match and company-funded pension plan

● Medical, dental, and vision insurance (part of our Wellness Program)

● Up to $5250 in tuition reimbursement per year after your first year

● Flexible scheduling and/or workspaces

● Excellent opportunities for growth and promotion

● Network of diverse employee resource groups

● Enjoying time with your family/pets/yourself (we understand) and offer paid time off and paid holidays

Credit Check

Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit check and / or background will be required as part of the selection process.

Job Conditions

Legal office environment. Frequent travel with occasional overnight travel. Extended hours are often necessary to meet the demands of the profession.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Nationwide embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Company info

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Company Profile

Why Nationwide? Nationwide is a company of great people doing great things. We care deeply about doing what’s right, and we work hard to make an impact for everyone: our associates, our members, our partners and our communities. We’re in the business of protecting people and the things they care about most. We trustingly advise our members, offering comprehensive solutions like home, auto, life, pet and business insurance, as well as retirement savings tools and identity theft protection. And we know the work we do matters. How do we accomplish it all? By hiring and retaining people who are as driven and caring as you. From offering a competitive benefits package to raising our minimum wage to $15, our commitment to our associates is clear. When you work at Nationwide, you know that the difference is GREAT.

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