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Staff Legal Trial Attorney

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Pasadena, CA, United States

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Posted on
May 13,2019


Zurich is currently looking for a Staff Legal Trial Attorney to work out of our North American offices in Pasadena, California.

The Staff Legal Trial Attorney represents the Company´s insured's in all phases of litigation for matters of moderate to high technical complexity including: premise liability, product liability, motor vehicle negligence, property damage, and personal injury. This role also engages in the practice of law and the representation of Zurich insured's in litigation to protect their interests in litigation.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Achieving best outcomes for clients by demonstrating a high level of technical excellence in case handling, trial preparation and presentation for matters of moderate to high complexity
  • Driving positive outcomes by correctly applying the law and legal trends, conducting legal analysis and research, preparing legal pleadings and documents, preparing for and managing pre-trial discovery, and participating in judicial or administrative hearings and trials
  • Documenting case files by accurately capturing and updating relevant information in compliance with best practices
  • Working to have a timely resolution to matters by collaborating with the claims adjuster, developing a case strategy and escalating issues as appropriate
  • Ensuring customer service to clients by proactively communicating information; responding to inquiries; and following customer protocols
  • Determining and implementing alternative dispute resolution techniques as appropriate, by using effective mediation and negotiation skills within authority limit
  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, staying current with industry trends, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies
  • Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and collaborating on matters as needed
  • Serving as a technical resource by providing guidance and/or mentoring lower level attorneys on legal strategies and use of tools and resources
  • Ensuring legal compliance by following state and federal laws and regulations
  • Protecting Zurich’s reputation by keeping claims information confidential

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and 7 or more years of experience in the Defense  Litigation area
  • Member of the Bar in good standing in jurisdiction(s) in CA
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe
  • Experience working with Lexis
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience working in a team-based environment
  • Strong collaboration skills

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE Disability / Vets

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Primary Location United States-California-Pasadena 

Schedule Full-time 

Travel Yes, 15 % of the Time 

Relocation Available No 

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