Sr. Trial Attorney - Glendale, CA
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The Litigation Services Attorney job family is responsible for managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation / Disputes work and related issues/matters
Represents insured and the Company in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits, subrogation, and Allstate Financial cases. Prepares for and conducts hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and depositions. Prepares and argues pre and post-trial motions. Assists colleagues in the resolution of calendar conflicts. Provides counsel to business clients on day to day issues. Provides project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams. Monitors and reviews new laws, regulations, and case law; identifies and summarizes relevant issues; collaborates with other areas of L&R department; proactively provides advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business; monitors counsel
Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy
Contacts clients to discuss their case and answer any questions
Review all documentary evidence
Prepares witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses
Conducts depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents
Prepares and conducts court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)
Conducts settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.)
Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions and summary documents
Draft post-trial motions
Prepare for and participate in appeals
Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate
o Skills/abilities/experiences in the following areas: legal knowledge, business knowledge, issue management, analytical skills, influencing others (inside and outside the company), coaching and development, self development, and productivity
o Possesses a juris doctorate and a license to practice law in California
o 7+ years related experience typical
o Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed
o Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
o Demonstrates ethics and integrity
Management & Supervisory Skills
o Budget management skills
o Strong project management skills and law firm/vendor management experience
o Able to interact with all levels of personnel
o Utilizes subject matter expertise to coach and guide less experienced team members
Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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