Liability Attorney

Zurich North America

Liability Trial Attorney


Zurich is looking for a Liability Trial Attorney to work out of our Philadelphia PA office handling General Liability and Commercial Auto cases. Ready for a career move?  Consider working for a company with a global footprint that offers an excellent work/life balance, career growth, terrific benefits including a dollar for dollar 401K Match and a second 401K contribution, flexible work options and a great culture.

This Trial Attorney will be responsible for representing the commercial insureds of a prestigious and financially stable commercial insurance carrier, by preparing and trying Commercial Auto and General Liability cases from a challenging and varied caseload.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a well-respected organization and represent its insureds in all phases of litigation, while being part of a high-performing, team oriented law office.  The ideal candidate will be able to engage in the practice of law, at all times in compliance with the ethical standards as established by the national/local area of practice.

The selected candidate will perform duties encompassing all aspects of insurance defense, including initial investigation and legal analysis and advice, preparing and filing legal pleadings and documents, performing legal research, preparing for and conducting pre-trial discovery, preparing for and aggressively handling hearings and trials, and conducting post-trial activities where appropriate.  We look for demonstrated case analysis ability and a track record of proven trial and negotiation skills, along with the ability to work independently and without substantial supervision.  The successful candidate must have strong computer skills and be able to handle remote team based work which requires them to use video conferencing, task assignments and other computer based systems.

Basic Qualifications:

Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Litigation area
AND Member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar in good standing
Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe
Experience working with Lexis or Westlaw
Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment
Knowledge of the law and procedure
Trial Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with insurance industry claims and general commercial litigation.
Must be well organized with good analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, proactive approach to file handling and caseloads, and able to work independently as well as within a team environment.
Demonstrates effective negotiating skills.
Ability to budget costs and calculate exposure for clients.
Understands the staff counsel function and role in overall business.
Experience with working in a paperless environment.
Experience in a remote working environment

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