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Senior Trial Attorney - Staff Counsel

Company: American Family Insurance
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Provide legal representation that handle moderately complex litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of professional responsibility. Litigation includes all aspects of civil litigation, including trials and proceedings in all forums, whether at the local, state or federal level, mediation, arbitration, workers' compensation, and administrative proceedings, and any necessary appellate work. Provide legal advice to assist the disposition of claims in a fair manner consistent with relevant statutes and within the guidelines of the company. You will report to a senior legal manager. Join our team at American Family!Position Compensation Range:$109,000.00 - $186,000.00Pay Rate Type:Salary Compensation may vary based on the job level and your geographic work location. Primary Accountabilities

  • You will handle litigation involving either the corporation or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of professional responsibility.
  • Analyze file as litigation progresses. Evaluate cases and seek settlement.
  • Conduct discovery (e.g. written interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and depositions).
  • Conduct motion practice.
  • Draft all necessary pleadings, papers and briefs to advance litigation. Conduct necessary research to support drafting activities.
  • Advocate client position in all forums (state and federal court, alternative dispute resolution, administrative tribunals and regulatory hearings) and circumstances.
  • Stay current on state statutes and court decisions and analyze how statutes and court decisions affect the interpretation and enforceability of the policy provisions. ---May have or develop areas of specialty practice (e.g. special property, workers compensation, environmental law, commercial coverage).Specialized Knowledge & Skills Requirements
    • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions.
    • Demonstrated experience preparing civil pleadings, motions and discovery and deposing witnesses.
    • Demonstrated litigation experience.
    • Solid knowledge of rules of Professional Responsibility for the jurisdiction in which they practice.
    • Solid knowledge of tort, contract, and insurance law.Licenses
      • Admission to the California State Bar or eligibility for admission to the bar and obtaining admission within a year of hiring.
      • Juris DoctorTravel Requirements
        • Up to 50%.Physical Requirements
          • Work that involves sitting/standing.Working Conditions
            • Not Applicable.Additional Information
              • Offer to selected candidate will be made contingent on the results of applicable background checks.
              • Offer to selected candidate is contingent on signing a non-disclosure agreement for proprietary information, trade secrets, and inventions.
              • Our policy restricts consideration of applicants needing employment sponsorship (visa) to specialty occupations. Sponsorship will not be considered for this position.
              • Open to remote throughout the state of California.We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements listed above. Skills can be used in many different ways, and your life and professional experience may be relevant beyond what a list of requirements will capture. We encourage those who are passionate about what we do to apply! We provide benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. You will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution, a pension plan, an annual incentive, 9 paid holidays and a paid time off program (23 days accrued annually for full-time employees). In addition, our student loan repayment program and paid-family leave are available to support our employees and their families. Interns and contingent workers are not eligible for American Family Insurance Group benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination, non-harassment and equal opportunity. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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