Sr. Trial Attorney
East Hanover, NJ
The legal team works closely with other departments throughout the company, but is also very focused on internal teamwork and professional development opportunities. Our Sr. Trial Attorney provides legal representation to insureds of the Company in defense of litigated claims. Provides advice to the claims department of the Company and represents the Company in certain litigated matters. All job duties and responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
This is an in office based position, working 1 day a week from home, handling cases predominantly in New Jersey.
Dictates/prepares pleadings, motions, briefs, letters, memoranda, reports, articles, etc. using the Company’s legal case management software, dictation and voice recognition equipment.
Engages in various forms of paper discovery practice and conducts depositions and other pre-trial examinations.
Communicates with, meets and regularly updates the client and claims personnel regarding the status of pending matters. Communicates with opposing counsel, the courts and others as needed.. Communication media include telephone, US mail, e-mail, Blackberry service, etc.
Researches issues using Westlaw, Lexis and other computer/web based data sources, as well as using legal treatises, law reporters and other library materials.
Provides support services to claims, underwriting and other adjunct departments in the form of legal opinions, recommendations and digests of recent developments in decisional and statutory law.
Controls and directs clerical activity, in accordance with office protocol, necessary to support function of position.
Reports to managing attorney concerning status of matters and provides other information as requested. May supervise other attorneys in the office and may also provide managerial assistance, such as assignment of new files.
Tries cases to conclusion before judges, juries and other triers of fact.
Travels to depositions, court appearances, claims and client meetings, and other events as necessary. Car travel represents approximately 20% of employee’s time.
Engages in other activity as directed by the managing attorney.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Explorer or similar required. Typing skill required. Legal case management software experience preferred.
Excellent customer service, writing and oral communication skills required.
Must have valid state-issued driver’s license in good standing.
Juris Doctor from ABA accredited law school required. Member in good standing of the Bar of the jurisdiction required.
At least 15 years legal experience in the jurisdiction required. Trial of at least 15 matters to conclusion before trier of fact preferred.
Send resumes to Travis.Washington@selective.com
posted on May 10, 2019