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Legal - Trial Attorney III
Ref No.: 18-03497
Location: Fresno, California
A Fortune 100 leader in the insurance industry is seeking a seasoned Trial Attorney to join their team! Must have at least 8 years' experience with Civil Litigation, Trial experience and Insurance Defense.

Provides legal representation for clients in matters of higher-risk. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in all courts and agencies. Communicates with Claims and clients. Provides related legal advice and services Fosters and develops relationships with Claims. Might assist in mentoring other trial attorneys and paralegals.

1. Leads or works directly on high risk and/or complicated legal matters, representing clients in trials or hearings before courts or agencies, including appeals and arbitrations.
2. May be specialized in one or more areas of law or lines of business. May handle cases at an appellate level and/or in Federal Court.
3. Reviews and evaluates cases and lawsuits. Maintains billable hour requirement.
4. Prepares and tries cases of high complexity and exposure in all courts and agencies, including cases involving toxic substances, extensive injuries, permanent injuries and/or ongoing treatment. Cases may involve inflammatory factors (DUI, death of a child, egregious behavior).
5. Works with client and claims to establish, communicates and implements Litigation Plan. Keeps client and Claims fully informed.
6. Obtains meaningful discovery, takes depositions, and participates in motions practice as warranted.
7. Recognizes, participates and promotes settlement opportunities. Negotiates as authorized; settlement value requires adjuster¿s second level manager approval.
8. Demonstrated proficiency interpreting Insurance contracts and coverage issues.
9. Follows established NTD Best Practices Guidelines; may conduct training for Claims.
10. Fosters and develops relationship with Claims; has contact with Claims management.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Currently licensed as an attorney in an appropriate U.S. jurisdiction.

Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit check and/or background which will be required as part of the selection process.Driving Record: A satisfactory driving record is required due to the out of office travel.