Trial Attorney II
Nationwide Insurance - Wheeling, WV

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This position will eventually be located in Morgantown, WV. JOB SUMMARY: Provides legal representation for clients in matters of moderate risk. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in all courts and agencies.

Communicates with Claims and clients. Provides related legal advice and services. RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Managing Attorney JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Works on legal matters that are of moderate risk, representing clients in trials or hearings before courts or agencies, including appeals and arbitrations.

Might assist other attorneys on portions of larger matters. 2. Follows established NTD Best Practices Guidelines. 3.

Reviews and evaluates cases and lawsuits. Maintains billable hour requirement. 4. Works with client and claims to establish, communicates and implements Litigation Plan.

Keeps client and Claims fully informed. 5. Prepares and tries cases of moderate complexity, may involve multiple injuries, with minimal permanent injuries and minimal inflammatory factors. Exposure in all courts and agencies.

6. Recognizes, participates and promotes settlement opportunities. Negotiates as authorized; settlement value requires adjusters first level manager approval. 7.

Obtains meaningful discovery, takes depositions, and participates in motions practice as warranted. 8. Some contact with Claims management. 9.

Performs other related duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education: JD degree or equivalent. Designations: Currently licensed as an attorney in an appropriate U.S. jurisdiction.

Experience: Typically has in excess of three years of relevant civil litigation, trial experience and/or agency hearing representation experience. Knowledge: Has a moderate amount of experience in an area of legal expertise. Knowledge of applicable legal practices and procedures, substantive civil law, and insurance contracts. Adherence to Private Practice of Law Policy.

Skills/ Competencies: Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Ability to negotiate. Ability to process information efficiently and effectively. Excellent analytical and legal skills.

Resourceful, creative thinker. Computer savvy with a working knowledge of basic software and use of same. Good time management and organization skills. Has contact with Claims management and clients.

Decision making ability to set work priorities. Knowledge of legal research techniques. Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors. Staffing exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: VP, Trial Division and Human Resources JOB CONDITIONS: Overtime eligibility: Not Eligible (exempt) Working Conditions: Professional law office environment.

Frequent travel. Occasional overnight travel. Extended hours are often necessary to meet the demands of the profession. ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job.

Specific circumstances may allow or require some associates assigned to the job to performs a somewhat different combination of duties. Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit check and/or background which will be required as part of the selection process. Driving Record: A satisfactory driving record is required due to the out of office travel. Complete this application and apply to Job ID7761 when redirected.

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