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Senior Staff Attorney, Remote

Company: The Hartford
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:

You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place.

The Hartford currently has an in-house remote work opportunity for a Workers Compensation Senior Staff Attorney. This individual shall handle matters throughout Nebraska and Iowa. Our selected candidate will ideally be located within one of the following areas: Omaha, Council Bluffs or Des Moines. As a Staff Attorney for The Hartford you will join a collaborative learning environment where you will have direct contact with our Claims Professionals all while working from home! If you join our team, you will find that we foster personal growth and are all driven to provide excellent customer service to our Claims Partners and insureds. If you have a passion for the law, enjoy collaborating with peers, Claims Partners and insureds, this Workers Compensation Litigation Attorney position is for you! Our in-house, remote work opportunity is well-suited for an experienced Attorney who is dedicated to the practice of law and committed to excellent customer service!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Analyze complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive, well-reasoned legal research, independently develop and present defense strategies on behalf of clients
• Prepare complex pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motions and briefs in support of defense strategies with autonomy
• Provide effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients and claims on legal and factual issues.
• Communicate with the court, witnesses, opposing counsel and co-counsel in a manner consistent with established office procedures
• Provide prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases
• Independently prepare and present witnesses and evidence at trials, hearings, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolutions.
• Research, draft, file and argue appellate briefs in reviewing courts on behalf of clients
• Attend continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain high level of professional expertise

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • JD from accredited law school and license to practice in the states of Nebraska and Iowa

  • Minimum of 7 years of legal practice experience handling both Nebraska and Iowa Workers Compensation cases

  • Civil trial experience strongly preferred

  • Positive minded and collaborative team-player attitude

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills

  • Strong MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook) Lexis Nexis experience is a plus!

  • Self-directed with excellent organizational and prioritization skills

  • Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly leverage new software as required

NOTE* The location of this remote position is somewhat flexible within the eastern Nebraska / western Iowa region.

Internet Connectivity Requirement/Remote Positions:

For 100% remote positions, we require that (1) you have high speed broadband cable internet service with minimum upload/download speeds of 3Mbps/30Mbps and (2) your Internet provider supplied modem/router/gateway be hardwired to the Hartford issued router and/or computer (recruiting coordinators: see additional details below). To confirm whether your Internet system has sufficient speeds, please visit http://www.speedtest.net from your personal computer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

Sr Staff Attorney - LM07DE

Keywords: The Hartford, Omaha , Senior Staff Attorney, Remote, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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