Description:

A Car Insurance & Home Insurance Company seeks a full time senior trial attorney with a minimum five to seven years of experience with an insurance defense background to take over a Bodily Injury case load. The attorney will be responsible for representing civil defendants in all sixty two counties in New York State with primary venues being the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties in Long Island. The position will require the Attorney to analyze lawsuits, prepare pleadings, conduct depositions and attend arbitrations, conferences, motions, and trials. The candidate must be organized, a team player and able to handle a high volume of court appearances, virtual or/and in person while handling a large caseload.

Responsibilities include:
  • Analyze complex lawsuits referred from Claims and prepares necessary answers and responsive pleadings.
  • Interface and develop a rapport with our clients, claim customers and our office team.
  • Conduct depositions and attend court conferences, arbitrations, motions and trials.
  • Participate as trial attorney in matters, some of significant exposure and complexity.
  • Possess knowledge of rules of evidence and civil procedure.
  • Provide legal research, advice and direction to Claims.
  • Work independently in making decisions in file handling, communicating those decisions appropriately and keeping the Legal Management Team apprised.
  • Adept at working in a paperless environment, video conferencing skilled and proficient in computer legal case management systems.
  • Competent at conducting legal research though Westlaw.

Qualifications:
  • Possess minimum five years to seven years of relevant litigation and trial experience, preferably encompassing liability and damages verdicts.
  • Subrogation experience a plus.
  • Fully licensed to practice law in New York State and admitted or willing to become admitted to Federal Court in the Eastern and Southern Districts.
  • Must be able to handle a large caseload of matters including reporting requirements, roundtables and a moderate to significant amount of trial work.
  • Possess excellent knowledge of the rules of evidence and civil procedure.
  • Has a good understanding of all aspects of Automobile Insurance Law, such as coverage questions, UM and UIM Coverage, No-Fault, & Subrogation and some Premise Liability Insurance Law.
  • Ability to work in a paperless environment, including how to use NYSCEF, e-courts, e-track and e-law.