12985- Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyer
Duration: 2 Months+
- 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 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. Maintains contact at a minimum of 90 days.
- Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90 day contact, strategy conferences, etc.)
- 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 settlements/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.)
- Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions in limine and summary documents
- Draft post-trial motions
- Prepare for and participate in appeals
- Provide legal opinions to claims clients
- Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate
- Manages projects
- Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing of California State Bar
- Up to seven years Insurance Defense, subrogation and/or Personal Injury litigation experience.
- Trial and/or Arbitration experience is preferred, with flexibility to work across several disciplines that may include SU, PIP, UM and Subrogation.
- No Fault and/or SIU experience is a plus.
- Computer skills required: experience with Microsoft Office, Lexis and the internet.
- Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrate assistants, supervised by an attorney Lead Counsel.
- Must be able to handle a large caseload
- Excellent verbal. written and interpersonal skills are key to working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc. Will work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.
- Ability to travel
- Periodically lifting in excess of 20 pounds throughout the day, depending on court matters being handled.
- Attorneys are required to cover court matters for each other: attorneys have laptops.
- Bending to pick up the computer bag which sometimes is more than 20 pounds, entering and exiting a vehicle, maneuvering files and computer at security checkpoints.
- Turning and twisting at work
- May travel at least 40-50 miles depending on the activities being covered, court, doctors depositions, discover depositions, and case evaluations, etc.
- Sitting for prolonged periods of time en route to court, In court or at court proceedings, depositions, etc.
- Walking and rolling brief case with files from vehicle to the legal proceeding and/or deposition and facilitations,
- Trial preparation could require lifting in excess 20 lbs. because of exhibits, materials, records from plaintiff, etc. These materials are printed for some proceedings.