We are currently seeking talented Senior Trial Attorney for our Philadelphia/New Jersey market.
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.
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 meditations 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.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required.
8 or more years of experience practicing law handling personal injury or civil litigation or trial cases.
Licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction(s) served.
Familiarity with court systems in geographic area being served.
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools.
Ability to perform online legal research and subject-matter-expert knowledge of relevant legal data resources.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
*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 be able to change your responses.
First chair jury trial experience in personal injury matters
Ability to handle defense of personal injury matters from inception through trial
Ability to work remotely in a paperless environment
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 packages 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.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.