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Workers' Compensation Attorney II - Atlanta


Zurich is currently looking for a Workers’ Compensation Attorney II to work out of our staff legal office located in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Workers’ Compensation Attorney represents the Company´s insureds in all phases of litigation for matters of moderate technical complexity. Engages in the practice of law and the representation of Zurich insureds to protect their interests in litigation.


Additional responsibilities will include:


  • Achieve best outcomes for clients by demonstrating technical excellence in case handling, trial preparation and presentation for matters of moderate technical complexity

  • Drive positive results by correctly applying the law and legal trends, conducting legal analysis and research, preparing legal pleadings and documents, preparing for and managing pre-trial discovery, and participating in judicial or administrative hearings and trials

  • Document case files by accurately capturing and updating relevant information in compliance with best practices

  • Work to have a timely resolution to matters by collaborating with the claims adjuster, developing a case strategy and escalating issues as appropriate

  • Ensure customer service to clients by proactively communicating information; responding to inquiries; and following customer protocols

  • With oversight, determine and implement alternative dispute resolution techniques as appropriate, by using effective mediation and negotiation skills within authority limit

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, staying current with industry trends, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.

  • Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results and collaborating on matters as needed

  • Ensure legal compliance by following state and federal laws and regulations


Basic Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Litigation area

  • Member of the Bar in good standing in jurisdiction(s) in which practice is located

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe

  • Experience working with Lexis or Westlaw

  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment

  • Knowledge of the law and procedure


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective negotiation skills

  • Experience working in a team-based environment

  • Collaboration skills

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills



As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time. 


A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.


As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 


Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 


Location(s): AM - Atlanta

Schedule: Full Time

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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