Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense (Richmond, VA)
Progressive Insurance  •  Richmond, Virginia  •  Posted: 10/2/2016


Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense (Richmond, VA)

Job Number: 139383

Join our collaborative team of dedicated individuals-and love what you do.

Why Progressive? We're an organization that celebrates and rewards hard work each and every day, with a goal of being a company people can trust and creating a work environment our people love.

Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense – Richmond, VA

Our Bodily Injury (BI) litigation group in Richmond continues to grow and as a Trial Attorney within our BI, you will be a member of our insurance defense litigation team, providing legal representation to Progressive insureds and/or to the Progressive Insurance Companies before courts and arbitration panels in all aspects of litigation. Handling your own cases from beginning to end, you will also prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs and be involved in negotiating settlements. You will work closely with our customers and claims team to ensure all appropriate defenses are leveraged to reach positive outcomes.

Please Note: While you will be located in our Richmond, VA office, your caseload will consist of both Richmond area and Newport News files.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school

  • Active license to practice law in Virginia

  • 4+ years of civil litigation experience preferred including insurance defense

  • Significant Circuit Court trial experience as first chair preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Listening, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to litigate and try cases

  • Capable of working independently and as a team member

  • Proficiency at conducting expert discovery

  • Ability to manage diary

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload

  • Can identify risk issues

  • Ability to work with clients and customers

  • Capable of negotiating on behalf of clients

  • Ability to review and assess medical records, depositions and other documents

  • Time management and organizational skills

  • Understands all applicable ethical duties

  • Ability to conduct research

  • Understands the insurance business

What Progressive Offers:

In this position, you would be joining a talented legal team in Progressive's House Counsel Group. We offer meaningful work, outstanding colleagues, a business casual work environment and support for your professional growth and development. We also offer:

  • Gainshare bonus program of up to 40% of base salary (Gainshare bonus paid to all eligible employees based on the company's profitability)

  • Ongoing training, tuition assistance and opportunities for career advancement

  • Award winning, supportive environment with Employee Resource Groups

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

  • 401(k) plan

  • Employee discounts

  • Child care subsidy

Apply Now
Apply now and find out what it's like to be valued for the talent and passion you invest in all that you do.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when applying with us:
* You'll be asked for information around your employment history and educational background
* After applying, you are able to monitor your status in the recruiting process on your profile
* A recruiter will contact you by email or phone if you are under consideration for a current position
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* Candidates must pass a comprehensive background check

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job: Legal

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Richmond

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

Job Title:
Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense (Richmond, VA)
Not Specified
Job Type:
Legal / Compliance
Richmond, Virginia