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*This is a hybrid position reporting to our Detroit office 2 days a week.
Senior Associate Attorney -AAA- The Auto Club Group
What you will do:
Use specialized knowledge to handle complex litigation and appeals of Circuit Court cases of unlimited exposure in which the insured or the Company is a defendant. Develops and applies skills to control all aspects of litigation, including trial preparation, discovery, negotiation, presentation and appeals from District to Circuit Court.
Reviews and analyzes files, insurance policies, all allegations and pertinent medical and technical data. Consults with medical and accident reconstruction specialists regarding injuries and disabilities. Prepares responses to civil complaints, files and answers any appropriate motions when questions of law or liability are in dispute. Determines feasibility of including third-party defendants in pending suits. Selects legal investigators and arranges for service of subpoenas and summonses. Files additional motions as facts of case and proper timing warrant. Conducts discovery depositions; formulates interrogatories. Conducts examinations under oath. Analyzes information obtained through discovery and determines whether settlement is appropriate within his/her authority according to the Company guidelines.
Prepares case for trial, examining facts and developing trial strategy for construction of a strong defense. Participates in jury selection. Prepares and submits pre-trial statements; attends pre-trial hearings before judge. Conducts defense of case, including delivery of opening statement, examination and cross-examination of witnesses, makes and argues motions, confers with judges and attorneys, delivers closing argument; prepares trial brief which includes insured's defense, applicable law, and jury instructions, when appropriate. Prepares mediation summaries and appears before Mediation Tribunal to advocate defendant's case. Evaluates award and makes decision as to whether to accept or go to trial within his/her authority.
Prepares uninsured motorist cases for arbitration hearings. Researches all pertinent documents and data; presents cases before arbitration tribunals.
Keeps client advised of status of case in accordance with office guidelines and client satisfaction goals and consults with third-party clients regarding litigation against them, particularly as to its effect on their personal assets. Advises insured and refers to independent counsel to protect insured's assets in event of an "over-limits" judgment as required. Coordinates trial or settlement activity with co-counsel, as necessary, to protect interest of insured. Applies cost/benefit considerations to all litigation activity in conjunction with evaluation with supervisor. Negotiates reasonable and equitable pre-trial settlements on behalf of Company and insured, when and where possible.
Recommends to Appeals Committee whether judgments should be appealed based upon facts of cases and chances of recovery. Prepares memorandums and presents cases to Appeals Committee or Executive Committee. Consults with Senior Trial Attorneys, as necessary. Advises lower-level Attorneys on complex cases and possible appeals.
Participates in Claims Legal Council Program on a regular basis. Renders legal advice and opinions as requested by branch claim personnel regarding coverage, liability and damages. Advises payment of claims as appropriate.
With our powerful brand and the mentoring we offer, you will find your position as a Senior Associate Attorney can lead to a rewarding career at our growing organization.
How you will benefit:
Our Auto Club Group Senior Associate Attorney will earn a competitive salary of $86,000 - $130,000 with a potential of earning bonuses
Excellent and comprehensive benefits packages are just another reason to work for the Auto Club Group. Benefits include:
We're looking for candidates who:
Required Qualifications (these are the minimum requirements to qualify)
Education (include minimum education and any licensing/certifications):
Juris Doctor Degree or graduate of accredited law school
Member of the State Bar of Michigan
Trial experience at District and/or Circuit Court level to include three personal injury and/or insurance related trials, one as first-chair attorney, and one with jury, and personal injury legal experience of five years or more
Trial experience at District and/or Circuit Court level to include five personal injury and/or insurance related trials, one as first-chair attorney, and one with jury, and two years of personal injury legal experience.
Knowledge and Skills:
Civil law, judicial procedures and rules of evidence
Principles, methods, materials and practices of legal research
Discovery methods and techniques
Mediation rules, procedures... For full info follow application link.
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