Under moderate supervision, provides legal representation to insureds and the Company before courts, arbitration panels or administrative bodies relating to the defense of personal injury lawsuits. Prepares necessary legal documentation, obtains and prepares pertinent defense information, and advises clients and claims personnel on general legal issues.
Worker characteristics are normally acquired through completion of a graduate law degree from an accredited program, fulfillment of state Bar requirements as well as at least 2 years defense or personal injury experience.
Requires a law degree and admission to the Bar in the state(s) where practicing.
Requires working knowledge of insurance and tort law.
Able to perform legal assignments that are varied and require research and analysis of applicable precedents.
Ability to manage cases by planning and initiating effective investigations and discoveries and to evaluate the potential exposure for settlement, arbitration and trail in terms of liability and damages.
Effective communication, persuasion and negotiation skills to represent client and Company interests in litigation situations.
Able to effectively direct legal support staff in daily operations to ensure accurate and timely completion of assigned work.
Able to work independently with minimum direction and good organizational skills needed to manage high volume of cases.
Requires considerable automobile travel, up to 20% of work time.
Must meet established Company standards regarding personal driving history and current license status to be eligible for position.
Knowledge of no fault and bodily injury is strongly preferred.
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