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Senior Staff Attorney, Insurance Defense - Florida - Lake Mary - Colonial Center Pkwy

Sr Staff Attorney - LM07DE

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As an in-house Senior Staff Attorney for The Hartford, you will join a collaborative, team-oriented contemporary work environment that includes a strong focus on work-life balance and personal growth. Our Senior Staff Attorney is a fully remote position that may litigate cases throughout the State of Florida, with a primary focus in Central and South Florida.

The selected individual will be required to work closely with our claim centers and insureds to deliver the best possible result in pending litigation. Our ideal candidate will be part of a unique team responsible for providing top quality representation of The Hartford and its insureds for litigated matters involving Auto and General Liability (product & premises) files. These cases will be handled from inception through trial resolution. The Senior Staff Attorney will handle the following key responsibilities:

  • Analyze complex legal factual issues while conducting extensive and well-reasoned legal research

  • Independently develop and aggressively present defense strategies on behalf of clients for auto and general liability cases from inception through trial

  • Prepare pleadings, written discovery, motions, and briefs in support of defense strategies

  • Provide effective and timely information, legal advice, and other services

  • Communicate with the court, witnesses, opposing counsel, and co-counsel with professional diplomacy and discretion

  • Participate in claims file reviews

  • Independently conduct trials, depositions, arbitration, and mediations

  • Attend continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain a high level of professional expertise

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school and a license to practice in the State of Florida is required

  • Minimum of 7 years of legal practice with demonstrable verdict experience within insurance defense

  • First chair jury trial experience is preferred, but not required

  • Legal research and motion practice expertise

  • Positive-minded and collaborative team-player attitude

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Solid MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook); Lexis Nexis experience is a plus!

  • Self-directed aptitude with excellent organizational and prioritization skills

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?

  • This is a remote work position, and the selected candidate will work from his/her home in the Central or South Florida geography.

  • This position requires 10-15% of travel within the state of Florida for court and file-related appearances.

  • For full-time, occasional, part-time or remote positions: (1) high speed broadband internet service is required, we do not recommend or support DSL, wireless, Wifi, Hotspots, Fiber without a modem and Satellite; (2) Internet provider supplied modem/router/gateway is hardwired to the Hartford issued computer with an ethernet cable; and (3) minimum upload/download speeds of 5Mbps/30Mbps will be required. To confirm whether your Internet system has sufficient speeds, please visit http://www.speedtest.net from your personal computer.

Compensation

The listed annualized base pay range is primarily based on analysis of similar positions in the external market. Actual base pay could vary and may be above or below the listed range based on factors including but not limited to performance, proficiency and demonstration of competencies required for the role. The base pay is just one component of The Hartford’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term or annual bonuses, long-term incentives, and on-the-spot recognition. The annualized base pay range for this role is:

$120,320 - $180,480

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Job Profile

Regions

North America

Countries

United States

Skills

Communication Defense strategies Legal research Legal writing Litigation MS Office

Tasks
  • Attend legal seminars
  • Communicate with stakeholders
  • Conduct trials and depositions
  • Develop defense strategies
  • Legal research
  • Prepare legal documents
Experience

7 years

Education

Juris Doctorate degree

Restrictions

10-15% travel within Florida required

Timezones

America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9