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Senior Staff Attorney, Workers Compensation

Company: The Hartford
Location: Brea
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place.Come join an exciting and inclusive work environment where your work matters and we put the customer at the center of all we do. The Staff/ Sr. Staff Attorney is an in-house position that will handle a designated caseload of Workers' Compensation cases appearances before the California Workers' Compensation Boards in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, Van Nuys, and Oxnard.This position will be part of collaborative learning environment with onsite appearances in partnership with our Senior Attorney Staff. The team is committed to personal growth as we strive to provide excellent customer service to our insureds. As part of our commitment to continuous learning, we are proud to offer an Attorney School and act as a CLE provider throughout the year! If you have a passion for the law and enjoy collaborating with within a matrixed business environment where you will have direct interaction with Claims Partners and insureds, we want to speak with you!RESPONSBIBILITIES:* Analyze complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive and develop well-reasoned legal research

* Independently create and present defense strategies on behalf of clients

* Prepare complex pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motions and briefs in support of defense strategies with autonomy

* Partner with our Claims Partners to achieve the best results for our Hartford insured

* Provide effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients on legal and factual issues

* Communicate with the court, witnesses, opposing counsel and co-counsel with professional diplomacy and discretion

* Facilitate prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases

* Independently prepare and present witnesses and evidence at trials, judicial/administrative hearings, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolutions

* Research, draft, file and argue appellate briefs in reviewing courts on behalf of clients

* Provide in-house training to junior associates and/or claims partners.

* Participate in claims file reviews.

* Attend continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain high level of professional expertise.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?Note- This position may be filled as a Staff Attorney or a Senior Staff Attorney commensurate with a candidate's experience.Qualified Staff Attorney candidates will possess the following requirements:* Minimum of 3 years of legal practice experience handling complex Workers' Compensation cases

* JD from accredited law school and license to practice in the state of California

* Trial experience is preferred

* Positive minded and collaborative team-player attitude

* Strong legal research and writing skills

* Solid MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)

* Lexis Nexis experience is a plus!

* Self-directed with excellent organizational and prioritization skills

* Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly leverage new software as required

Qualified Senior Staff Attorney candidates will possess the following requirements:* Minimum of 7 years of legal practice experience handling complex/life pension Workers' Compensation cases

* JD from accredited law school and license to practice in the state of California

* Trial experience is preferred

* Positive minded and collaborative team-player attitude

* Excellent legal research and writing skills

* Strong MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)

* Lexis Nexis experience is a plus!

* Self-directed with excellent organizational and prioritization skills

* Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly leverage new software as required

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?This position is a remote work opportunity however, our selected candidate will travel 1-4 days per week (pending future court openings) within the following geography: Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Van Nuys and Oxnard, California. We offer flexible work arrangements and enjoy a business casual work environment.Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/AgeSr Staff Attorney - LM07DE

Keywords: The Hartford, Fullerton , Senior Staff Attorney, Workers Compensation, Legal , Brea, California

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