Description:

A US Based Investment and Insurance Company currently has an in-house opportunity for a Senior Staff Attorney to litigate cases throughout Southern California. This position is an ideal fit for an experienced Attorney with significant trial and litigation experience in Construction Site accidents, Premise Liability, Products Liability and Commercial and Personal Automobile accidents. The Senior Staff Attorney will strive to deliver the best possible result in pending litigation. In this position the attorney reports to the Staff Legal Managing Attorney or Assistant Managing Attorney.

The ideal candidate is an experienced Attorney with considerable trial experience and demonstrates the ability to independently handle cases from inception through trial.

Responsbilities:
  • Handle complex and high exposure litigation
  • Analyze intricate substantive and procedural legal and factual issues, conduct extensive, well-reasoned legal research, independently develop and present defense strategies on behalf of clients
  • Prepare complex pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motions and briefs in support of defense strategies without supervision because of level of experience and expertise
  • Provide effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients and claims customers on legal and factual issues in a technology driven environment
  • Communicate with the court, witnesses, opposing counsel and co-counsel in a manner consistent with established office procedures
  • Provide for the prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases
  • Independently prepare and present witnesses and evidence at trials, judicial and administrative hearings and alternative dispute resolutions
  • Research, draft, file and argue appellate briefs in reviewing courts on behalf of clients • Provide opinions to Managing Attorney, Assistant Managing Attorney, staff, clients and claims customers

Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from accredited law school and license to practice in California and local federal courts
  • Knowledge of California courts with available transportation
  • Member in good standing of applicable Bar Association
  • Minimum of 10 years of legal experience
  • Documented first chair jury trial/appellate expertise
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize duties and time are a must
  • Strong communication, computer and technological skills and the ability to quickly leverage new software as required
  • Demonstrated expertise and familiarity in the handling of claim cases and litigation