Under limited direction of managing attorney, performs duties of legal counsel in the defense and representation of the Company in a variety of courts of law, and other related appearances.
The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Handles complex cases under the state administrative process (trial level), as well as state courts.
Defends workers' compensation cases.
Takes depositions, analyzes testimony, prepares and files related reports.
Represents the Company in appearances at hearings and conferences; prepares and files related reports.
Researches and prepares complex pleadings for cases under the state administrative process (trial level).
Provides advice, training, and recommendations on case handling strategies and tactics to representatives of the Claims department.
Performs legal research at all levels, from advising clients through the appellate procedures.
May assist in training Trial Attorney I.
Apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Responds positively to direction and feedback on performance.
Work productively and harmoniously with others on a consistent basis.
Consistently maintain professional and appropriate demeanor.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Skills and Experience Requirements
Law school graduate and member in good standing of the State Bar.
(4) years experience as a Trial Attorney for legal defense of workers' compensation claims required.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, in an articulate, persuasive, precise and professional manner.
Ability to lift legal files, including documents and exhibits, up to a weight of 30 pounds.
Must be willing and able to travel extensively using all means of public transportation, as well as capable of prolonged automobile driving, in excess of three hours a day, to widely dispersed venues.
Valid Driver License in good standing.
Zenith Insurance Company