Senior Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense (Meriden, CT)

Oct 18, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Join our collaborative team of dedicated individuals-and love what you do.

Why Progressive? We're an organization that celebrates and rewards hard work each and every day, with a goal of being a company people can trust and creating a work environment our people love.

Senior Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense - Meriden

As a Senior Attorney within our Bodily Injury unit, you will be a member of our insurance defense litigation team, providing legal representation to Progressive insureds and/or to the Progressive Insurance Companies before courts and arbitration panels in all aspects of litigation. Handling your own cases from beginning to end, you will also prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs and be involved in negotiating settlements. You will work closely with our customers and claims team to ensure all appropriate defenses are leveraged to reach positive outcomes.

Required Education and/or Experience:

* Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school

* Active license to practice law in Connecticut

* 5years of civil litigation experience preferred including insurance defense

* Extensive litigation experience with significant jury trial experience and proficiency

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

* Ability to litigate and try complex and high exposure cases

* Proficiency at conducting high level/expert discovery

* Capable of managing diary

* Proven leadership skills and qualities

* Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills

* Ability to organize and prioritize workload

* Ability to identify risk issues

* Capable of working with clients and customers

* Ability to take lead on all necessary negotiations on behalf of clients

* Able to review and assess complex medical records, depositions and other documents

* Time management and organizational skills

* Understanding of all applicable ethical duties

* Ability to conduct research

What Progressive Offers:

In this position, you would be joining a talented legal team in Progressive's House Counsel Group. We offer meaningful work, outstanding colleagues, a business casual work environment and support for your professional growth and development. We also offer:

* Gainshare bonus program of up to 40% of base salary (Gainshare bonus paid to all eligible employees based on the company's profitability)

* Ongoing training, tuition assistance and opportunities for career advancement

* Award winning, supportive environment with Employee Resource Groups

* Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

* 401(k) plan

* Employee discounts

* Child care subsidy

Apply Now

Apply now and find out what it's like to be valued for the talent and passion you invest in all that you do.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when applying with us:

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**After applying, you are able to monitor your status in the recruiting process on your profile

**A recruiter will contact you by email or phone if you are under consideration for a current position

**Some positions require candidates to meet company requirements on our online assessment test

**Candidates must pass a comprehensive background check

Equal Opportunity Employer

**Job:** **Legal*

**Title:** *Senior Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense (Meriden, CT)*

**Location:** *Connecticut-Meriden*

**Requisition ID:** *137749* 125c3e89f1a3450d86d38a8f63c36ab1