Trial Attorney

Job Description

  

Are you a trial attorney? 
 
Do you want to practice law without having to keep track of your billable hours and without having to find clients?  If so, our law office might be the right place for you.  Benefits include a company car or car stipend, health insurance, and a generous 401K plan (with 6% match plus 4% automatic contribution).
 
Our law office makes a positive difference by resolving hundreds of legal disputes between people each year.  Our law office handles a wide variety of civil actions, including personal injury (e.g. auto, trip and fall, dog bite) with injuries ranging from soft tissue to wrongful death, and tenants suing for breach of contract, wrongful eviction, habitability, and toxic exposure.
 
Our AV-rated insurance defense law office is located in the heart of the Bay Area.  We're looking for an attorney with at least 5 years of civil law experience and 1st chair jury trial experience.  Preferably the attorney will have landlord-tenant experience or a demonstrated growth mindset to learn new areas of law. Four-year college degree, law school degree, and membership in good standing of the California State Bar also are required.
 
Our attorneys take charge of their own cases and like to win jury trials.  We offer competitive attorneys a unique opportunity to practice law with no billable hours or rainmaking required.  Our law office was founded nearly a century ago, yet we continue to practice law efficiently and effectively by utilizing modern technology in a mostly paperless environment.
 
Hartsuyker, Stratman & Williams-Abrego are staff counsel for Farmers Insurance Exchange & affiliates. 

 

We are Farmers! 

  
Essential Job Functions  
  • Handles cases with unique legal or procedural issues involving moderate to severe injuries and/or damages, including preparation of pleadings, motions, discovery, and briefs, attendance at hearings, conferences, interviews, trials or arbitrations, and performance of any other tasks or duties necessary for the proper representation of clients.
  • May also assist other attorneys in such cases as assigned.
  • Functionally supervises attorneys who have been requested to assist the Trial Attorney in the handling of particular cases.
  • Consults with and renders opinions to members of the Claims Departments regarding insurance policy questions and questions concerning the legal aspects of the handling of personal injury claims.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of the work being done for clients and of any and all problems encountered.
  • Maintains and updates computerized litigation support systems for assigned caseloads.
  • Performs other functions as assigned. 
  
Physical Actions 
  
Besides sedentary work, job duties require some or all of the following physical activities: Carrying and lifting up to 25 pounds, hearing, seeing, standing and walking (including up and down stairs and steps). 
  
Physical Environment 
  
Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment, with some exposure to uncontrollable outside environmental conditions and travel via automobile and/or commercial transportation. 
  
Education Requirements 
  
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree required. Law school degree, and member in good standing of the State Bar in the state in which position is located. 
  
Experience Requirements 
  
At least three years as an Attorney including civil jury trial experience or equivalent dispositive ADR experience or comparable outside experience. Must be capable of handling cases of moderate to great exposure and/or complexity with minimum supervision. 
  
Special Skill Requirement 
  
Public speaking, ability to function and handle high case loads in adversarial or confrontational situations, driving. 
  
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 06/27/2019