Senior Trial Attorney, BI

Garden City, NY
Full Time
Practice Areas: Litigation Job #: 2021-1994 Exp.: 10+ Years
Plymouth Rock Assurance Company of New York seeks a full time Senior Trial Attorney with a minimum of ten years of experience with an insurance defense background to take over a full pending BI case load. The attorney would be responsible for representing civil defendants in all sixty two counties in New York State with primary venues being the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk in Long Island. The position would require the Attorney to analyze lawsuits, prepare pleadings, conduct depositions and attend arbitrations, conferences, motions, and trials. The candidate must be organized, a team player and able to handle a high volume of court appearances, virtual or/and in person while handling a large caseload.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Analyze complex lawsuits referred from Claims and prepares necessary answers and responsive pleadings.
  • Interface and develop a rapport with our clients, claim customers and our office team.
  • Conducts depositions and attend court conferences, arbitrations, motions and trials.
  • Participates as trial and/or appellate attorney in matters of significant exposure and complexity.
  • Possesses excellent knowledge of rules of evidence and civil procedure.
  • Possesses excellent knowledge of all aspects of Automobile Litigation, UM/SUM and Premise Liability Insurance Law.
  • Provides legal research, advice and direction to Claims on cases of significant exposure and complexity.
  • Work independently in making decisions in file handling, communicating those decisions appropriately and keeping the Legal Management Team apprised.
  • Adept at working in a paperless environment, video conferencing skilled and proficient in computer legal case management systems.

  • Possesses a minimum of ten years of relevant litigation and trial experience encompassing liability and damages verdicts.
  • Fully licensed to practice law in New York State and admitted to Federal Court in the Eastern and Southern Districts.
  • Must be able to handle a large caseload of High Indemnity matters including reporting requirements, roundtables and a moderate to significant amount of trial work.
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of motor vehicle, premises, trucking cases, UM/SUM and subrogation claims.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Willingness to work within the established system while also looking to improve processes and procedures and able to be flexible in all work assignments.
  • Proficiency with computer software including current Windows Operating System, MS Word, MS Teams, MS Outlook and ability to adapt to new programs.
  • Legal Case Management Program experience a plus, LexisNexis/TM.

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