Posted Apr 18

Trial Attorney

Oakland, CA Full Time

Are you a trial attorney? AV-rated insurance defense firm located in the heart of the Bay Area seeks to hire an attorney with at least 6 years of experience, first chair jury trial experience, a good academic record and the desire to handle your own cases and win jury trials. Benefits include a company car, health insurance, a 401K plan (with 6% match). Hartsuyker, Stratman & Williams-Abrego are staff counsel for Farmers Insurance Exchange & affiliates. Four-year college degree, law school degree, and membership in good standing of the California State Bar are required.

We offer competitive attorneys a unique opportunity to practice law in a fast-paced, performance-driven environment with no rainmaking required. Apply today to join over 500 attorneys at Farmers in a rewarding trial-focused culture. Carpe Diem!

Essential Job Functions

Handles cases with unique legal or procedural issues involving moderate to severe injuries and/or damages, including preparation of pleadings, motions, discovery, and briefs, attendance at hearings, conferences, interviews, trials or arbitrations, and performance of any other tasks or duties necessary for the proper representation of clients.

May also assist other attorneys in such cases as assigned.

Functionally supervises attorneys who have been requested to assist the Trial Attorney in the handling of particular cases.

Consults with and renders opinions to members of the Claims Departments regarding insurance policy questions and questions concerning the legal aspects of the handling of personal injury claims.

Keeps supervisor informed of the work being done for clients and of any and all problems encountered.

Maintains and updates computerized litigation support systems for assigned caseloads.

Performs other functions as assigned.

Physical Actions

Besides sedentary work, job duties require some or all of the following physical activities: Carrying and lifting up to 25 pounds, hearing, seeing, standing and walking (including up and down stairs and steps).

Physical Environment

Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment, with some exposure to uncontrollable outside environmental conditions and travel via automobile and/or commercial transportation.

Education Requirements

Four-year college degree, law school degree, and member in good standing of the State Bar in the state in which position is located.

Experience Requirements

At least three years as an Attorney including civil jury trial experience or equivalent dispositive ADR experience or comparable outside experience. At least six years of experience preferred. Must be capable of handling cases of moderate to great exposure and/or complexity with minimum supervision.

Special Skill Requirement

Public speaking, ability to function and handle high case loads in adversarial or confrontational situations, driving.

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

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