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Trial Attorney II Fairfield / New HavenCounty Will consider Sr Trial Attorney candidates based on

Company name
MAPFRE Insurance

Experience
6 yrs required

Location
Webster, MA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Apr 30,2019

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Are you looking for a position that offers advancement opportunities, great benefits and recognition for a job well done? Join MAPFRE Insurance!

MAPFRE Insurance is a forward thinking insurance company offering friendly service from over 2,000 professionals focused on taking care of you and your family. For decades, MAPFRE Insurance has been protecting families and their possessions with quality insurance coverage and a strong commitment to service excellence. 

Trial Attorney II (Fairfield/New Haven County)
Will consider Sr Trial Attorney candidates based on relevant experience.

Provides professional legal services, protects the best interest of clients on assigned cases, handles litigated cases and court appearances and assists in advising the Claims Department and Company in tort, contract and insurance law. Competent knowledge of the legal system and all basics of litigation required. Handles assigned cases to conclusion by bench or jury trial and have knowledge of insurance claim, tort and contract litigation.

  • Education: Masters Degree or equivalent, related experience.
  • Experience: 6 - 8 years - or Associates Degree equivalent plus 8 or more years.
  • Knowledge: General knowledge of industry practices, standards, and concepts within field of work. Applies them to perform work requiring analytical business skills.
  • Decision Making: Makes decisions related to a wide variety of situations within management limits. Interprets guidelines and procedures, applying judgment and discretion. Decisions influence portions of a project, client relationships and/or expenditures.
  • Supervision Received: Works independently under moderate to general supervision, receiving specific and detailed instructions on new types of work.
  • Leadership: May provide training and guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Problem Solving /Operations/Direct Work Involvement: Develops solutions to a variety of problems, typically of moderate scope and complexity. Refers to and interprets policies and practices for guidance.
  • Client Contacts: Contacts other departments and or external organizations or parties frequently. Contacts are primarily at or below upper management levels. Represents organization on specific projects. Communication may involve persuasion, and negotiation.

Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited Law School and admission to the Bar in jurisdiction(s) in which the office is located and practices is required.
6 to 10 years of relevant legal and litigation experience required. 
Prior insurance defense or tort litigation experience is required.
Experience with independently managing litigated cases from inception to conclusion is required. 

Must have advanced written and oral communication skills. Proficiency with computer software including current Windows Operation System, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook and Legal Case Management Programs.

Must be able to handle a significant case load with modest trial work, communicate effectively and persuasively with clients, courts, the Claim Department and outside professional legal personnel, competently represent the organization to members of the legal community and other associations, analyze problems and recommend viable solutions relating to the management of litigation and effectively negotiate/plead cases in litigation.

MAPFRE is committed to recognizing our employees as our most valuable resource. We know our employees are the foundation for our accomplishments. That’s why we offer so many opportunities to share in the success they help us achieve.  

To view complete job descriptions and apply, please visit our website.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company info

MAPFRE Insurance

Company Profile
For decades, MAPFRE Insurance has been protecting families and their possessions with quality insurance coverage and a strong commitment to service excellence. We are a leading insurance provider offering auto, home, and business insurance solutions to fit the specific needs of our customers.. MAPFRE Insurance is the 20th largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. Today, we are represented by a network of more than 4,500 independent agents and brokers throughout the United States. We are a financially sound business reporting more than $2.5 billion in direct premium writings in 2017.

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