The Hartford currently has a rare, in-house opportunity for a Senior Staff Attorney to litigate cases throughout West Virginia. This position can be based either in Charleston or remotely, with preference for remote attorneys located in or near the following areas: Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Fairmont, or Morgantown. This attorney will partner with Hartford insureds and claim centers to deliver the best possible result in pending litigation.
The Senior Staff Attorney will:
Independently and aggressively defend a full caseload of auto, general liability, products liability, and premises liability cases from inception through trial;
Analyze complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive, well-reasoned legal research, and independently develop and present defense strategies on behalf of clients;
Prepare complex pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motions, and briefs in support of defense strategies;
Provide effective and timely information, legal advice, and other services, in a technology driven environment, to clients and claims on legal and factual issues;
Communicate with the court, witnesses, opposing counsel, and co-counsel in a manner consistent with established office procedures;
Independently work and resolve litigation promptly, efficiently, and effectively;
Independently prepare and present witnesses and evidence at trials, judicial and administrative hearings, mediations, and arbitrations;
Research, draft, file, and argue appellate briefs in reviewing courts on behalf of clients; and
Attend continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain a high level of professional expertise.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
JD from accredited law school and license to practice in the state of West Virginia, an additional license in Virginia is a plus.
Experienced litigation attorney.
First chair jury trial experience strongly preferred.
Demonstrable verdict experience.
Strong legal research and writing skills.
A minimum of 7 years in the active practice of law, civil defense experience preferred.
Proficient with case management software, Aderant Total Office preferred
General jurisdictional knowledge of West Virginia judges, jury pools, and opposing counsel.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?
This position can be a work remote from home opportunity in or near Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Fairmont, or Morgantown, or it can be located in the Charleston, West Virginia Staff Legal Office.
In state travel required approximately 30% of the time.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression
NO AGENCIES PLEASE