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Staff Trial Attorney

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2019-2138
:
1
:
US-CA-Rocklin
:
1/16/2020
:
Legal
:
50%
No
 
 

Overview:

UFG Insurance is seeking an experienced Trial Attorney who welcomes the opportunity to practice law in a dynamic environment free of any obligation to build a book or business or manage billable hours.  Earn a competitive income with benefits with the independence of managing your own docket of cases venued throughout the State of California. If you have substantial civil jury trial experience in bodily injury and/or property damage litigation in California courts, and seek a challenging, engaging legal career, our Staff Attorney opportunity may be right for you.

Responsibilities:
  • Expertly litigate claims defending UFG insureds:  Prepare pleadings, initiate and respond to discovery, prepare cases for mediations and trials (both State and Federal), perform legal research and legal writings.
  • Perform successfully persuasive negotiationsWork directly with insureds, claimants, counsel mediators and courts in settling losses.
  • Strategy EvaluationReview and discuss settlement values, defense tactics and strategies with adjusters. Provide adjusters regularly with written status reports to keep them advised.
  • Collaboration: Working with clients, claims professionals, underwriting, risk control and other third parties in an effort to resolve legal issues presented.
  • Research and EducationKeep apprised of changes in law and court procedures. Comply with MCLE requirements.
  • Travel Required: Travel up to 50% of the time throughout the State of California.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Experience:

  • Must have:
    • A minimum of 7 years’ experience practicing law that must include substantial civil jury trial experience in bodily injury and property damage litigation in California courts
    • Clean DMV driving record
  • Preferred to have:
    • Experience in paperless file environment, Westlaw research, and Microsoft Office.

Education Requirements:

  • Must have a law degree from an accredited college or university and licensed to practice in California

 

Attributes We Seek: 

  • Able to effectively influence others through master negotiation techniques
  • Demonstrate strong analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, and planning skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills
  • Raises expectations of self and others by continuously learning and broadening industry and technical skills
  • The ability to consider alternate ways to achieve resolution of matters that may otherwise appear to be unresolvable
  • Promote a positive image and develop productive professional relationships
  • Demonstrate an open-minded, team-oriented, and collaborative work style through exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Have a flexible mindset and thrive in a dynamic environment


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