12985- Personal Injury Lawyer

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Posted: 10/13/2021 Industry: Attorney Job Number: 36345

Job Description


Personal Injury Lawyer

#12985

 

Location: REMOTE

Duration: 2 Months+

 

Job Summary
  • 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

 

Key Responsibilities
  • 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

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience
  • 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.

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