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UFG Insurance is seeking an experienced Trial Attorney who welcomes the opportunity to practice law in a dynamic environment free of any obligation to build a book or business or manage billable hours. Earn a competitive income with benefits with the independence of managing your own docket of cases venued throughout the State of California. If you have substantial civil jury trial experience in bodily injury and/or property damage litigation in California courts, and seek a challenging, engaging legal career, our Staff Attorney opportunity may be right for you.
Expertly litigate claims defending UFG insureds: Prepare pleadings, initiate and respond to discovery, prepare cases for mediations and trials (both State and Federal), perform legal research and legal writings.
Perform successfully persuasive negotiations: Work directly with insureds, claimants, counsel mediators and courts in settling losses.
Strategy Evaluation: Review and discuss settlement values, defense tactics and strategies with adjusters. Provide adjusters regularly with written status reports to keep them advised.
Collaboration: Working with clients, claims professionals, underwriting, risk control and other third parties in an effort to resolve legal issues presented.
Research and Education: Keep apprised of changes in law and court procedures. Comply with MCLE requirements.
Travel Required: Travel up to 50% of the time throughout the State of California
Perform other duties as assigned.
A minimum of 7 years’ experience practicing law that must include substantial civil jury trial experience in bodily injury and property damage litigation in California courts
Clean DMV driving record
Preferred to have:
Experience in paperless file environment, Westlaw research, and Microsoft Office.
Must have a law degree from an accredited college or university and licensed to practice in California
Attributes We Seek:
Able to effectively influence others through master negotiation techniques
Demonstrate strong analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, and planning skills
Excellent written & verbal communication and presentation skills
Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills
Raises expectations of self and others by continuously learning and broadening industry and technical skills
The ability to consider alternate ways to achieve resolution of matters that may otherwise appear to be unresolvable
Promote a positive image and develop productive professional relationships
Demonstrate an open-minded, team-oriented, and collaborative work style through exceptional interpersonal skills
Have a flexible mindset and thrive in a dynamic environment
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
UFG Insurance has a policy to provide equal opportunity for all. We continue to take positive action to recruit, hire, train, transfer and promote persons in all job categories based on the individual’s ability to perform the job and without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or genetics.
Internal Number: 2019-2138 (10)
About UFG Insurance
Company Introduction: UFG Insurance (aka United Fire & Casualty) recognizes that our company’s success would be limited if not for the efforts of our dedicated and experienced employees who strive to make a difference in the lives of our agents, policyholders and in our communities every day. UFG is licensed in 43 states, represented by more than 1,300 independent agencies, employ over 1,100 professionals throughout our offices nationwide, and are proud to have been consecutively named on Forbes’ list of “America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” and named one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” by Business Insurance. If you want to be part of an organization that is committed to being the best place to work and provide best-in-class service while achieving its profit and growth initiatives, then look at what UFG has to offer. Your new and rewarding career may be closer than you think. Discover who you can be at UFG!West Coast Regional Division of UFG: The West Coast Regional Office (WCRO) of UFG offers commercial lines of insurance to businesses and individuals through a network of independent agencies covering the West Coast region which includes California,... Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and Washington. The West Coast Regions primary location is in Rocklin California. We offer our employees competitive wages and benefits including health insurance, 401(k), a pension plan, PTO, HSA, Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurances, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Educational Assistance, and more. We are committed to our promise of exceptional service and insurance protection for businesses. It is our vision to be the company of choice for insurance professionals and independent agents. For additional information regarding United Fire Group, we invite you to visit: www.UnitedFireGroup.com.