Job Details

Senior Attorney - Torts

Company name

Chicago Transit Authority

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Salary

USD 75276

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Feb 09,2018

Posted on

Jan 05,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Litigation >> Litigation - Personal Injury
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Senior Attorney - Torts The candidate, under general supervision, performs a broad variety of legal duties in support of the Authority's General Counsel. Works on the defense of personal injury lawsuits filed against the Authority, from minor to catastrophic injuries and subrogation and property damage defense and performs all litigation for assigned caseload. Plans, directs, and participates in litigation involving personal injury cases and other matters on behalf of the Authority. Handles own caseload of personal injury cases and other matters. Initiates, researches, prepares, and presents opinions, briefs, arguments, and pleadings in litigation and arbitrations. Makes frequent appearances before courts, jury, and bench trials. Obtains and defends depositions, and prepares witnesses for trial. Gathers research, drafts pleadings and motions, and completes and submits any forms, memoranda, briefs, and settlement agreements on behalf of the Authority's General Counsel. Works with more senior attorneys in second chair capacity on large personal injury litigation. Serves an integral role in these assignments, typically examining witnesses, arguing motions, and drafting memoranda, briefs, and settlement agreements. Conducts research for the purpose of advising client departments. May provide advice and counsel directly to client departments. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the legal field. Manages work of paralegals and other support staff assigned to his/her projects. Verifies work for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with legal standards and practices. Hires, trains, develops, monitors, and evaluates performance of staff. Reviews and recommends personnel actions for approval. Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited school of law and licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Must have 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney, of which 1 year of experience was spent specializing in personal injury, subrogation, or property damage, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Should have detailed knowledge of: applicable federal and state laws; principles and methods in drafting legal documents; and the methods and practices of legal research and investigation, judicial procedure, and the rules of evidence.

Additional info

Job #: IRC11542

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Chicago Transit Authority
567 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661

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