Mayfield, OH, USA
Employee - Full Time
Feb 28, 2018

Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense

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.

Trial Attorney, Insurance Defense – Suffolk County

As a Trial 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.  

Please Note:  This is primarily a work from home position, as you will be handling cases chiefly in the Suffolk County Courts, with perhaps some matters in Nassau County as well.  You will be managed remotely, but will be needed in the office periodically.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school
  • Active license to practice law in New York  
  • 5+ years of civil litigation experience preferred including insurance defense 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed to Be Successful:

  • Listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to litigate and try cases
  • Capable of working independently and as a team member
  • Proficiency at conducting expert discovery
  • Ability to manage diary
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload
  • Can identify risk issues
  • Ability to work with clients and customers
  • Capable of negotiating on behalf of clients
  • Ability to review and assess medical records, depositions and other documents
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Understands all applicable ethical duties
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Understands the insurance business

Perks & Benefits:

  • 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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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