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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.


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.


  • 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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