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Zurich NA Workers Compensation Defense Attorney in Irvine, California

Workers Compensation Defense Attorney


Zurich is seeking a successful Workers Compensation Defense Attorney for our Irvine, CA Staff Legal office.

This Attorney will be responsible for representing the Company in all phases of Workers Compensation litigation, practicing law in compliance with ethical standards as established by state law by preparing and defending Workers Compensation cases from a challenging and varied caseload.

Responsibilities will include working directly with claims professionals providing legal analysis and advice, preparing and filing legal pleadings and documents, performing legal research, preparing for and conducting pre-trial discovery, preparing for and handling final hearings before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, and conducting post-trial activities where appropriate. Under limited direction, the attorney will work within broad limits and authority on highly complex assignments requiring specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth in area of expertise and qualified candidates will possess at least five (5) years of experience and knowledge of Workers Compensation procedure and practice.

Basic Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor with 5 or more years of experience in Workers Compensation defense litigation


  • Member in good standing of California State Bar

  • 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

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective negotiation skills

  • Experience working in a team-based environment

  • Ability to work independently as needed

  • Collaboration skills

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office and Adobe

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.

EOE disability/vets

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Primary Location: United States-California-Irvine

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 11/04/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200005US

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.