Description:

As the Litigation Counsel, you will defend cases in Texas. To be successful in this position, you need to be a self-starter, highly organized, focused, detail-oriented, and willing to travel for single-day trips and occasionally overnight. This role requires you to have technical proficiency and experience defending bodily injury, personal injury, first-party property damage, wrongful death, insurance coverage, employment practices, and extra-contractual or bad faith litigation and subrogation from case inception through resolution. This position has no billable hour obligations, and can be filled on a full-time or part-time basis.

Our legal department guides and protects the company—and serves our members—by making informed business and legal decisions based on current data and relevant information. The legal department must be vigilant and dedicated to serving our goals and adhering to our brand values.

Responsibilities:
  • This position will defend litigation throughout Texas, and frequent travel, with occasional overnight stays, should be expected.
  • The primary function of An Insurance Company Litigation Counsel is to handle all assigned litigation and other legal matters for An Insurance Company and its policyholders.
  • Litigation work includes but is not limited to case analysis, preparation of motions, pleadings, discovery, conducting depositions, hearings, trials, appeals and communicating with the claims department.
  • The candidate must be able to competently present a controversy from inception through trial or appeal while maintaining the independent professional judgment required of a lawyer.
  • The position involves a busy, fast-paced, full practice with a mix of commercial property, coverage, and personal injury (including catastrophic injury and wrongful death) cases representing individuals as well as corporate and nonprofit entities.
  • Qualified candidates will be eligible to work remotely from home.
  • The Litigation Counsel must possess the requisite experience, skill, and judgment required to represent the interests of An Insurance Company and its policyholders with little or no direct supervision. The individual will demonstrate expertise with a variety of legal concepts, practices, and procedures while relying upon his or her experience and judgment to plan and accomplish job responsibilities and goals. A wide degree of creativity and focus is expected.

Required Qualifications:
  • Licensed or eligible to practice law in Texas.
  • Graduate from an accredited law school.
  • Five or more years of insurance defense litigation experience required.
  • Trial experience preferred.
  • Admitted to or eligible for admission to federal court.
  • Able to timely handle case load with little to no direct supervision.
  • Prior in-house experience a plus.