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Zurich NA Workers’ Compensation and Liability Defense Trial Attorney in Overland Park, Kansas

Workers’ Compensation and Liability Defense Trial Attorney

Description

Zurich is seeking a Workers’ Compensation and Liability Defense Trial Attorney to work out of our Overland Park, KS 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, casual dress every day, flexible work options and a great culture.

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. They will also be handling a small number of Liability cases. Responsibilities will include representation before the Workers Compensation Courts/Commission. The attorney will work 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 trials before the workers’ compensation board, and conducting post-trial activities where appropriate.

This Attorney will also be asked to participate in the defense of Zurich insureds in State Court proceedings. The attorney will assist in preparing a lesser volume of low to moderate exposure Commercial Auto and Premises Liability cases in state courts. This may include 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 attending some hearings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Workers’ Compensation defense Litigation area

AND

  • Member in good standing of the Kansas and Missouri State Bars

  • 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/organizational skills

  • Effective negotiation skills

  • Experience working in a team-based environment

  • Collaboration skills

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

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

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Primary Location: United States-Kansas-Overland Park

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 03/19/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 2000021W

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.

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