The Hartford Senior Staff Attorney, Insurance Defense in Houston, Texas
You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place.
WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS POSITION?
As a Senior Staff Attorney for The Hartford you will join a collaborative environment where you will have direct contact with our Claims Professionals while working from home! If you join our team, you will find that we foster personal growth and are all driven to provide excellent customer service to our Claims Partners and insureds. If you have a passion for the law, enjoy collaborating with peers, Claims Partners, and insureds, this tort defense attorney position is for you! Our in-house, remote work opportunity is well-suited for an experienced attorney who is dedicated to the practice of law and committed to excellent customer service! We are looking for a colleague with a strong background in civil litigation defending general liability cases, including premises liability, and products liability, motor vehicle liability, and experience in addressing risk transfer issues. The Attorney will work remotely, and make appearances in Harris, Jefferson, Orange, Brazoria, Montgomery, Galveston, and other Houston area counties. The Senior Staff Attorney will handle the following key responsibilities:
Analyze complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive and develop well-reasoned legal research
Independently create and present defense strategies on behalf of clients
Prepare complex pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motions and briefs in support of defense strategies with autonomy
Partner with our Claims Partners to achieve the best results for our Hartford insured
Provide effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients on legal and factual issues
Communicate with the court, witnesses, opposing counsel and co-counsel with professional diplomacy and discretion
Facilitate prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases
Independently prepare and present witnesses and evidence at trials, hearings, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolutions
Research, draft, file and argue substantive motions on behalf of clients
Provide in-house training to junior associates and/or claims partners
Attend continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain high level of professional expertise.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Minimum of 7 years of legal practice experience handling tort defense cases
JD from accredited law school and license to practice in the state of Texas
First-chair jury trial experience is required
Positive-minded and collaborative team-player attitude
Strong legal research and writing skills
Solid MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
Lexis Nexis experience a plus
Self-directed with excellent organizational and prioritization skills
Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly leverage new software as required
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME? This position is a remote work position. The selected candidate will travel for appearances within Harris County and other Houston area counties once in-person hearings resume. We offer flexible work arrangements and enjoy a business casual work environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age
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