Sr Trial Attorney - Indiana Staff Counsel (Indianapolis) We are
an Indiana based staff counsel office looking for an
experienced attorney to handle complex insurance defense cases. The
attorney, with the assistance of a talented support staff, will be
responsible for the defense of the case from start to resolution.
The position requires exceptional client communication skills,
documented trial skills as well as the ability to report and
respond to the carrier with insight and timeliness. In return, the
position offers a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity
to use your litigation skills.
Directs and undertakes discovery practice including depositions,
expert selection and all other pre-trial preparations.
Communicates with, meets and regularly updates the client and
claims personnel regarding the status of pending matters.
Communicates with opposing counsel, the courts and others as
Researches and briefs issues using Lexis and other
computer/web based data sources, law reporters and other law
Develops litigation strategy for all assigned cases.
Provides analysis to claims in the form of legal opinions,
recommendations and digests of recent developments in decisional
and statutory law.
Controls and directs clerical activity, in accordance with
office protocol, necessary to support function of position.
Reports to managing attorney concerning status of matters and
provides other information as requested.
Tries cases to conclusion before judges, juries and other triers
of fact including ADR.
Travels to depositions, court appearances, claims and client
meetings, and other events as necessary. Travel represents
approximately 20% of employee’s time.
Engages in other activity as directed by the managing attorney
including limited management responsibilities if appropriate.
Job Q ualifications
At least 10-15 years legal experience in the jurisdiction
Jury Trial experience preferred.
Juris Doctor from ABA accredited law school required. Member in
good standing of the Bar of the jurisdiction required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, or similar required.
Typing skill required. Legal case management software experience
Excellent customer service, writing and oral communication
Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Selective
maintains a drug-free workplace.