Description:

An American Auto Insurance Company is looking to hire an Attorney II to defend lawsuits filed in Virginia courts and other first party insurance defense. The position is with An American Auto Insurance Company Staff Counsel located in Virginia Beach, VA.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Researching laws and preparing legal briefs, opinions, and memoranda
  • Rendering opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the Claims Department
  • Preparing and handling pleadings, motions, and discovery, to include depositions/examinations before trial and examinations under oath, and defending by trial or dispositive hearing, all matters assigned, as applicable

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5-7+ years of experience in related field REQUIRED
  • Juris Doctor degree REQUIRED
  • Admission to the Virginia Bar REQUIRED
  • Must be licensed in good standing to practice law in Virginia and meet and maintain licensing requirements including mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements where applicable
  • Must be able to travel as required, including but not limited, to attend trials, hearings, depositions, management meetings and conferences
  • Must be able to document files in a clear, concise, professional written manner, to be understood by customers, clients, co-workers and other employees of the organization
  • Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting and multi-tasking skills
  • Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Civil litigation experience
  • Insurance defense-related litigation experience
  • Must be able to communicate in a professional manner in person, via telephone and written correspondence/email