Zurich NA Staff Legal Trial Attorney (GL) in Chicago, Illinois

Staff Legal Trial Attorney (GL)


Job Summary

Zurich is currently searching for an experienced Trial Attorney to work in our Staff Legal Office in Chicago, IL. This high performing law office offers legal expertise in state and federal courts, with extensive moderate to complex matters.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a stable and well respected organization and represent its insureds in all phases of litigation within General Liability. The ideal candidate will be engaging in the practice of law, at all times in compliance with the ethical standards as established by the national/local area of practice.

This Trial Attorney will perform duties in all aspects of insurance defense encompassing the following:

  • Initial investigation and legal analysis and advice

  • Preparing and filing legal pleadings and documents

  • Performing legal research, preparing for and conducting discovery

  • Preparing for and aggressively handling hearings and trials, if necessary

  • Conducting post-trial activities where appropriate

This role is viewed as valuable resource within Staff Legal and will be recognized as a technical consultant and advisor both within and outside the company where assistance in providing technical guidance to lower level attorneys and claims will be paramount. The ability to work independently and without substantial supervision is necessary.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree

  • Active member of the Illinois State Bar

  • 5 or more years of insurance defense litigation experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

  • Prior experience working in a team-based environment

  • Strong Collaboration skills

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a changing environment

  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office and Adobe

  • Experience working with Lexus or Westlaw

  • Effective communication skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Fundamental knowledge of the insurance industry, claims, and the insurance defense litigation legal environment.

  • A functional and extensive knowledge of the law and procedure

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze cases with a track record of proven success

Additional Information

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 10/16/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 18000892

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.