Senior Trial Attorney

Location
Anaheim, California
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Mar 15, 2018
Closes
May 14, 2018
Ref
692BR#GIJ--OneBeacon.2
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified
We currently have an opportunity available for a Senior Trial Attorney to join our OneBeacon Staff Counsel office within our Anaheim, CA office location. This position independently provides legal representation and defense counsel for insureds before courts, arbitration panels, or other bodies. The Senior Trial Attorney advises OneBeacon Claim employees in their handling of litigated claim matters. This role is responsible for completion of caseload and trial work of moderate complexity, whether by settlement, trial or appeal.

Responsibilities:

  1. Handles a workload of defense files representing OneBeacons insureds in property and casualty matters. Responsible for maintenance and completion of caseload and trial work of moderate complexity, whether by settlement, trial or appeal.
  2. Conducts all appropriate legal action to best protect the interests of the client(s) on all assigned cases. Prepares appeals and performs necessary research on motions.
  3. Broad authority to negotiate settlements with plaintiffs attorneys.
  4. Provides frequent communication and measurement of corporate and local goals.
  5. Coaches and mentor junior members of the team in preparation for trials involving property and casualty claims.
  6. Interfaces and provides counsel to other OneBeacon Claims staff as cases develop through trial or resolution.
  7. Reviews and reports all large cases to managing attorney, prepares timely reports as required and schedules/attends conferences with other Claims staff to review pending litigation.
  8. Actively provides strategic and tactical input to management on budgetary and office operations. Provides consultation as to the proper resolution of defense files litigated on behalf of insureds.
  9. Maintains a strong professional knowledge of legal environments and applies this information effectively.
Requirements:
  • Must have the ability to diagnose, analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Must have proven critical thinking, decision making, problem-solving, communication, negotiation, and teamwork skills.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
Education and Experience:
  • Substantial experience with discovery depositions, mediations and first chair trial experience.
  • JD required.
  • Current license to practice law in local jurisdiction(s).

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