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Years of Experience
ProfileSenior Associate Attorney
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctor Degree or graduate of accredited law school. Must be member of the State Bar of Michigan. Trial experience at District and/or Circuit Court level to include five personal injury and/or insurance related cases tried to verdict, two of which must be jury trials and two as first-chair attorney is required. Personal injury legal experience of 2 years or more is needed.
Knowledge of: Civil law, judicial procedures and rules of evidence. Principles, methods, materials and practices of legal research. Discovery methods and techniques. Mediation rules, procedures and summaries. Michigan No Fault law, including current, significant case law. Tort liability law, including applicable theories of recovery and the appropriate defenses to those theories. Insurance Law, including familiarity with Uniform Trade Practices Law & Principles of bad faith actions. Principles of insurance contract construction and interpretation. Michigan Court Rules and motion practice. Standard Jury instructions and drafting non-standard jury instructions where appropriate. Professional ethics relating to relationship of house counsel to insured.
Ability to: Communicate effectively with other attorneys, court officers, the general public and others in a work environment. Analyze, organize, and present facts, evidence and related materials effectively in both written and oral forms.Utilize office computer software including claims litigation management systems.
The Auto Club Group.
150 W. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48226