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Attorney III

Company: Mercury Insurance Group
Location: Sherman Oaks
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Under general direction, provides legal representation to insureds and the Company before courts, arbitration panels or administrative bodies relating to the defense of critical or complex personal injury lawsuits. Prepares necessary legal documentation, obtains and prepares pertinent defense information, and advises clients and claims personnel on more complex and high exposure legal issues.

Able to perform legal assignments that are varied and require extensive research and analysis of applicable precedents.Expertise to manage cases by planning and initiating effective investigations and discoveries and to evaluate the potential exposure for settlement, arbitration and trial in terms of liability and damages. This position is distinguished by handling large exposure cases that represent potential exposure of over a hundred thousand dollars at times. Strong communication, persuasion and negotiation skills to represent client and Company interests in litigation situations. Reviews file contents including pleadings, correspondence, medical records, photographs, police reports. Responding to legal discovery and representing insureds at court hearings and trial. Communicates with claims, insureds and opposing counsel.

This position will defend cases throughout Southern California assigned by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU). Approximately 75% or more of the assigned cases will be designated SIU files. The balance of the files will be Attorney II-III cases.

Requires a law degree and admission to the Bar in the state(s) where practicing. Preferred 10-15 years insurance defense experience. Caseload of at least 55 insurance defense files during previous 5 years. Preferred 10-15 insurance defense personal injury jury trials 5 of which involved exposure of over $100,000.00.

Keywords: Mercury Insurance Group, Los Angeles , Attorney III, Other , Sherman Oaks, California

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