We are currently seeking a Trial Attorney for our New York Staff Counsel office. Provides legal services of a moderate to complex nature to clients. Handles moderate to moderately complex levels of lawsuits through trial, arbitration or appeal.
Handles moderate level insurance defense cases through trial, arbitration or appeal for clients on cases assigned by Claims Litigation Operations personnel.
Provides legal advice and strategy on assigned cases.
May also provide advice and handle pre-litigation matters.
Prepares legal pleadings, motions, statements, memoranda, trial briefs and other legal documents on assigned cases.
Provides legal advice and representation to clients, and clients and appears in court as required.
Will attend mediations or conduct direct settlement negotiations with plaintiffs' attorneys regarding cases in suit.
Provides in house training for P&C claims personnel and claims litigation personnel regarding changes in litigation and/or appropriate processes and procedures.
Acquires and applies appropriate knowledge of relevant legal/litigation discipline.
May assist with complex litigation cases.
Evaluates case specific legal issues and directs appropriate resources and responses.
Provides guidance to team members and claims department related to file or claim related legal issues.
Serve as a mentor to team members and administrative support.
The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.
At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits package in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.
Relocation assistance is notavailable for this position.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required.
4 or more years of experience practicing law handling personal injury or civil litigation or trial cases.
Licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction(s) served.
Familiarity with court systems in geographic area being served.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools.
Ability to perform online legal research and Advanced knowledge of relevant legal data resources.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
7+ years of experience practicing law in New York State handling personal injury and property damage matters
Substantial First chair jury trial experience in personal injury matters
Ability to handle defense of personal injury matters from inception through trial
Ability to perform online legal research and advanced knowledge of relevant legal data resources