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Sr. Trial Attorney


Zurich is seeking a successful Defense Attorney to work out of our Staff Legal office in Metairie, Louisiana.


This Trial Attorney will be responsible for representing commercial insureds of a prestigious and financially stable commercial insurance carrier by defending and trying moderate to high exposure  General Liability, Commercial Auto and potentially some Workers Compensation cases.  They will be responsible for handling cases throughout the state of Louisiana.


If you are ready for a career move, consider working for a company with a global footprint that offers an excellent work/life balance, terrific benefits including an incentive plan, 401K match and a second 401K company contribution,  flexible work options and a great culture.


This is an exciting opportunity to work for a well-respected organization and represent its insureds in all phases of litigation while being part of a high-performing, team-oriented law office.  The ideal candidate will engage in the practice of law at all times in compliance with the ethical standards established by the national/local area of practice.  


The selected candidate will perform duties encompassing all aspects of insurance defense litigation, including initial investigations;  working directly with claims professionals providing legal analysis and advice;  preparing and filing legal pleadings and documents; performing legal research; preparing for and conducting pre-trial discovery; preparing for and handling jury trials  as well as trials before the workers compensation board and conducting post-trial activities where appropriate.  We look for demonstrated ability to perform case analysis and a track record of proven trial and negotiations skills.  To be successful, the Trial Attorney must be well organized with good analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, proactive approach to file handling and caseloads, and able to work independently as well as within a team environment.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctor and 7 or more years of experience in the General Liability Litigation area 
  • Member in good standing of the Louisiana State Bar
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe
  • Experience working with Lexis
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment 


Preferred Qualifications:  


  • Also a member in good standing of the Mississippi State Bar
  • Workers Compensation Defense  experience
  • Ability to budget costs and calculate exposure for clients
  • Understands the staff counsel function and role in overall business



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 - Metairie

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time


Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-KO1 

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

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