Nationwide Trial Attorney in Garden City, New York

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Provides legal representation for clients in matters of low complexity and/or risk in limited jurisdiction courts or agencies, with regular supervision. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in limited jurisdiction courts and agencies. Communicates with clients and has contact with claims based on file representation. Provides related legal advice and services.

Job Description

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Managing Trial Attorney

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under general direction, works on legal matters that are of low complexity and/or risk, representing clients in trials or hearings before limited jurisdiction courts or agencies. Often assists more experienced attorneys on portions of larger matters. May also work on cases designed to develop legal skills.

  • Reviews and evaluates cases and lawsuits; follows established NTD Best Practices guidelines. Learning and developing knowledge of insurance contracts, coverage issues, state and local practices and rules.

  • Gathers relevant information from appropriate resources; evaluates reliability of case, witnesses and information. works with client and claims to establish, communicate and implement Litigation Plan. Keeps client and claims professional fully informed. Has limited contact with Claims management.

  • Prepares and tries cases of limited complexity, simple and non-permanent injuries, with rare inflammatory factors. Limited exposure in limited jurisdiction courts and agencies.

  • Recognizes, participates and promotes settlement opportunities. Negotiates as authorized; settlement value is within adjuster's authority.

  • Obtains meaningful discovery, make take depositions, and participates in motions practice as warranted.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: JD Degree from an accredited law school.

License/Certification/Designation: Currently licensed as an attorney in an appropriate U.S. jurisdiction. Maintains an active license in the state in which the position is located.

Experience: Typically one to three years of relevant civil litigation experience, or is newly admitted to practice.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of applicable legal practices and procedures, and substantive civil law. Adherence to Private Practice of Law Policy.

Skills/Competencies: Solid written and verbal communications skills for interacting with other attorneys, clients and claims. Developing negotiation skills. Ability to process information efficiently and effectively. Excellent analytical and legal skills. Resourceful creative thinker. Computer savvy with working knowledge of basic software and use of same. Good time management and organization skills. Decision-making ability to set work priorities. Demonstrated legal research techniques.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not Eligible)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Frequent travel. Occasional overnight travel. Extended hours are often necessary to meet the demands of the profession.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit check and/or background which will be requires as part of the selection process.

Evaluation Activity:

Additional Job Description

The Trial Attorney I position is open in the Manhattan Trial Division office of Nationwide Insurance.

Job ID: 50222