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Provides legal services of a simple and moderate nature to clients. Handles simple to moderately complex levels of lawsuits through trial, arbitration or appeal. May handle some more complex litigation upon assignment.
We are currently seeking talented Senior Trial Attorney for our San Antonio, TX facility.
Handles more complex insurance defense cases through trial, arbitration or appeal for clients on cases assigned by Claims Litigation Operations personnel. Provides legal advice and strategy on assigned cases. May also provide advice and handle more complex pre-litigation matters Prepares legal pleadings, motions, statements, memoranda, trial briefs and other legal documents on assigned cases. Provides legal advice and representation to clients, and appears in court as required. May attend mediations or conduct direct settlement negotiations with plaintiffs' attorneys regarding cases in suit Provides in house training for P&C claims personnel and claims litigation personnel regarding changes in litigation and/or appropriate processes and procedures Acquires and applies expert knowledge of relevant legal/litigation discipline. May assist with high profile and highly complex litigation cases Evaluates case specific legal issues and directs appropriate resources and responses Provides guidance to team members and claims department related to file or claim related legal issues. Serves as a mentor to team members May participate in programs and projects as assigned Minimum Requirements
JD from an accredited law school 8+ years of experience practicing law handling personal injury or civil litigation or trial cases Licensed to practice law in the state of Texas Familiarity with court systems in geographic area being served *Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*
When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not able to change your responses.
Must remain in good standing with the SBOT One or more of the following are a plus: Board Certified in Civil or Personal Injury Trial, Membership/Eligibility for ABOTA, or NITA Trial Advocate Certified The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.
At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits package in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.
USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
For Internal Candidates:
Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager’s approval prior to posting.
Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 7/6/17 by 11:59 pm CST time.