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Zurich NA Workers Compensation Defense Attorney in Pasadena, California

Workers Compensation Defense Attorney


Zurich is currently looking for a Workers Compensation Defense Attorney to work out of our North American Staff Legal office in Pasadena, California.

The Workers Compensation Trial Attorney, with moderate direction, engages in the practice of law and the protection of Zurich’s insureds and their interest in litigation.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Achieving best outcomes for clients by demonstrating technical excellence in case handling, trial preparation and presentation for matters of moderate technical complexity

  • Driving positive results by correctly applying the law and legal trends, conducting legal analysis and research, preparing legal pleadings and documents, preparing for and managing pre-trial discovery, and participating in judicial or administrative hearings and trials

  • Documenting case files by accurately capturing and updating relevant information in compliance with best practices

  • Working to have a timely resolution to matters by collaborating with the claims adjuster, developing a case strategy and escalating issues as appropriate

  • Ensuring customer service to clients by proactively communicating information; responding to inquiries; and following customer protocols

  • With oversight, determining and implementing alternative dispute resolution techniques as appropriate, by using effective mediation and negotiation skills within authority limit

  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, staying current with industry trends, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies

  • Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and collaborating on matters as needed

  • Ensuring legal compliance by following state and federal laws and regulations

  • Serving as a technical resource by providing guidance and mentoring lower level attorneys or legal support staff on use of tools and resources and legal strategies

  • Protecting Zurich’s reputation by keeping claims information confidential

Basic Qualifications:

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


  • Member in good standing of the California State Bar

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe

  • Experience working with Lexis Nexis

  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment

  • Knowledge of the law and procedure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Workers Compensation defense

  • Effective communication 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-California-Pasadena

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 09/04/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1900065J

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.