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Senior Staff Attorney-Tort Insurance Defense
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Senior Staff Attorney-Tort Insurance Defense Duties: 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 case. 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 colleagues and/or claims partners. Participate in claims file reviews. Attend continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain high level of professional expertise.

Qualifications: JD Degree from accredited law school and license to practice in the state of Illinois. 5+ years of legal practice experience handling tort defense cases. First-chair jury trial experience. Positive minded and collaborative team-player attitude. Strong legal research and writing skills. Solid MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook). Self-directed with excellent organizational and prioritization skills. Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly leverage new software as required. A company car will be provided and a valid drivers license is required.
 
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