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Liability Trial Attorney - Houston

at Zurich

Posted: 2/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 190000S3
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal, law

Job Description

Zurich is seeking a successful Liability Defense Attorney to work out of their home in the Houston Texas area.


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 hearing 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. 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Litigation area
  • Member of the Texas State 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 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Jury trial experience; some first chair
  • 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 negotiation skills.
  • Ability to budget costs and evaluate and calculate exposure for clients.
  • Understands the staff counsel function and role in overall business

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. 

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world. 

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.   
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