Zurich NA Liability Trial Attorney - Northern California in Fresno, California
Liability Trial Attorney - Northern California
Zurich is looking for a Liability Trial Attorney to work out of one of our Staff Legal offices in Northern California. This Trial Attorney will be responsible for representing the commercial insureds of a prestigious and financially stable commercial insurance carrier by preparing and trying moderate to high complexity premises, products and general liability and commercial auto and general negligence cases.
At Zurich North America Claims we acknowledge that work life-balance and flexibility are a priority when it comes to choosing your next career move. Designed with our employees' needs in mind, the ZNA Claims hybrid work model emphasizes flexibility, allowing claims employees to conduct individual work in their preferred location, while facilitating in-person connections and collaborative activities when meaningful and valuable. While the model provides a high level of flexibility and autonomy, occasional circumstances requiring in-office attendance should be expected. The candidate selected for this opportunity should be able to report into Zurich’s Rancho Cordova, San Francisco or Fresno California Staff Legal Office.
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.
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.
Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Litigation areaAND
Member of the California State Bar in good standing
Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe
Experience working with Lexis or Westlaw
Knowledge of the law and procedure
Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment
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
Compensation for roles at Zurich varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Zurich provides in good faith a reasonable range of compensation for roles. For additional information about our Total Rewards, click here (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/benefits) . Other rewards may include short term incentive bonuses and merit increases. Candidates with salary expectations outside of the range are encouraged to apply, and will be considered based on experience, skill, and education. The salary provided is a nationwide market range and has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled. The starting salary range for this position is $85,900 - $167,375.00.
As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ).
A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?
Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet
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Location(s): AM - Rancho Cordova, AM - Fresno, AM - San Francisco
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No
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