Senior Litigation Attorney - General Liability

7 days left

CNA Insurance
Plantation, Florida
Not Specified
Feb 22, 2024
Apr 21, 2024

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CNA Staff Counsel is looking for an independent, organized and self-motivated Senior Trial Attorney. The successful applicant will have prior insurance defense experience handling personal and commercial lines of work. Prior work experience could include a combination of the follow: bodily injury (auto and UM); subrogation; commercial premises liability (slip/fall, negligent security); or commercial auto. Trial experience is preferred. The attorney should be proficient with case management software, Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), Adobe Acrobat and should be able to work in a paperless environment. Attorneys will work the case from start to finish (pre-suit through trial.) Timely reporting to clients and claims customers is a must.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:

  • Ability to work independently as lead counsel, and/or as part of a team, demonstrating efficiency, proactive case management, work ethic, and work product quality to accurately and effectively handle all matters in accordance with CNA Staff Counsel standards, guidelines, as well as claims and client expectations.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle highly complex or specialized insurance matters from pre-suit through trial driving for superior results. Develops and executes upon the litigation strategy, and prepares/directs the preparation of all necessary materials i.e., briefs, motions, discovery, depositions, experts, etc. Advises whether a case should be tried or settled and actively drives case to resolution with an appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Handles high complexity or exposure bench and jury trials as first chair in both state and federal court, as necessary. Tries all aspects of cases including court appearances, trial preparation, motions, discovery and negotiations. May provide trial coaching/oversight/assistance to other attorneys.
  • Collaborates and communicates regularly and concisely with clients, claim professionals, leadership and support staff others to ensure appropriate level of understanding and documentation to ensure exists for efficient and effective case management.
  • Conducts legal research and analysis of facts and information to provide counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues.
  • Prepares opinions or position papers on various legal issues and interpretation of legal issues/provisions.
  • May supervise, train, or mentor other attorneys and paralegals. Trains department staff on appropriate procedures (e.g., claims, etc.).
  • Collaboratively works with clients, claim professionals, underwriting, risk control and other 3rd parties while resolving legal issues.
  • Works independently in resolving legal cases with minimal supervision.
  • Responds to government regulatory agencies as needed.

May perform additional duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationship

Typically Director or above

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Senior level advanced knowledge of the law as well as legal theories, principles, practices and procedures of litigation management within an insurance organization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve desired results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Strong negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external business partners.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, and to work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and senior level skill in managing ambiguous situations and issues.
  • Proven ability to take a proactive long-term view of business goals and objectives in order to achieve strategic business results.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software i.e. Adobe, Lexis, West Law, TeamConnect or other case management software.
  • Value driven to provide superior solutions to internal and/or external clients.
  • Acts with a sense of urgency to advance priorities of the Client/organization.
  • Helps self and others to excel through collaboration and building strong relationships.
  • Thinks creatively and uses diverse ideas to solve problems.
  • Raises expectations of self and others by continuously learning and broadening industry and technical skills.

Education & Experience

  • Juris Doctor degree.
  • Maintains an active license in the state in which the position is located.
  • Typically requires a minimum of ten years of civil litigation experience in Florida handling property and casualty insurance defense.



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