• The Hanover Insurance Group
  • $84,525.00 -167,050.00/year*
  • Randolph Center , VT
  • Legal
  • Full-Time
  • 596 Davis Rd


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Hanover Insurance May 30, 2019 Richmond, VA Virginia
Trial Attorney - Workers Comp & Property Casualty
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Our claims department is seeking a Trial Attorney (Workers Comp & Property Casualty) to join our growing team in our Richmond, VA offices.
Independently investigates and manages cases in workers' compensation and Property Casualty from the inception of the lawsuit until conclusion through dismissal, settlement or trial. Works with adjuster and clients to resolve claims as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. This is a full-time, exempt role.
Responsibilities:
* Meets with clients and claims professionals to resolve cases in the most cost effective manner. Conducts pre-trials, mediations, arbitrations or any other legal activity required. May independently conduct trials. Advises claim professionals on the evaluations of legal files. Provides legal advice to clients and other claim professionals as needed. Negotiates settlements as directed. Attends round tables.
Requirements:
* Admitted to the bar and must be licensed to practice law in the state of VA. Prefer insurance defense litigation experience, however we are willing to train the right person. Must have Workers' Compensation defense experience. Must have a valid driver's license, an acceptable MVR and an ability to maintain confidentiality. Able to work in a team environment with other attorneys, adjusters, claims professionals and support staff. Computer literacy, including MS Word, Lexis/Westlaw, and daily management of e-mail and calendar. Advocacy: Solid knowledge and ability to assist, defend or plead for another on moderately complex cases. Negotiation Skills: Consistently influences claim outcomes through demonstration of effective negotiation techniques. Communication: Strong ability to deliberately and precisely exchange thoughts and opinions with one or more persons and to effectively translate legal language and ideas into layman's terms. Decision Making: Strong ability to arrive at a
determination in moderate to complex situations after careful consideration of facts and law in a timely manner. Organization Skills: Strong ability to categorize and prioritize work and information to effectively and efficiently maximize productivity. Investigative Skills: Proficiency in following up step by step on inquiry or observation and search and examine with care and accuracy. Consistently able to take evidence that may be used in reaching a legal conclusion. Legal Research: Proficiency in locating cases, treaties, codified laws and statutes aimed at the discovery and interpretation of law and to draw a reasonable and accurate conclusion or render an opinion there from. Courtroom Skills: Able to demonstrate appropriate courtroom behavior, attire and decorum and is knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that govern proceedings and conduct in courts of law or other legal forums and tribunals. Provides the highest professional service to clients and
claims professionals. Career Development: Takes proactive responsibility for their career development. Maintains the necessary skill levels. Trial Skills: Has the ability to effectively present evidence and arguments of law to a judge or jury for determination of the facts at issue. Business/Industry: Has an interest and solid knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends and information affecting The Hanover Insurance Group's businesses; Knowledgeable in the basic principles of property and casualty insurance. Agile and Adaptive: Recognizes unexpected challenges and is able to be resilient, shift and remain on course. Mentor and Teach: Willingness and ability to mentor and teach others. Physical demands & work environment: Ability to use a personal computer and other standard office equipment. Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods. Required to work on-site as needed. Ability to travel up to 20% annually. Ability to work
hours in excess of 40 hours per week. Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
EEO Statement:
\"The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.
Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.\"
As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation, as a candidate for employment, please inform The Hanover Talent Acquisition office.
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* Admitted to the bar and must be licensed to practice law in the state of VA. Prefer insurance defense litigation experience, however we are willing to train the right person. Must have Workers' Compensation defense experience. Must have a valid driver's license, an acceptable MVR and an ability to maintain confidentiality. Able to work in a team environment with other attorneys, adjusters, claims professionals and support staff. Computer literacy, including MS Word, Lexis/Westlaw, and daily management of e-mail and calendar. Advocacy: Solid knowledge and ability to assist, defend or plead for another on moderately complex cases. Negotiation Skills: Consistently influences claim outcomes through demonstration of effective negotiation techniques. Communication: Strong ability to deliberately and precisely exchange thoughts and opinions with one or more persons and to effectively translate legal language and ideas into layman's terms. Decision Making: Strong ability to arrive at a determination in moderate to complex situations after careful consideration of facts and law in a timely manner. Organization Skills: Strong ability to categorize and prioritize work and information to effectively and efficiently maximize productivity. Investigative Skills: Proficiency in following up step by step on inquiry or observation and search and examine with care and accuracy. Consistently able to take evidence that may be used in reaching a legal conclusion. Legal Research: Proficiency in locating cases, treaties, codified laws and statutes aimed at the discovery and interpretation of law and to draw a reasonable and accurate conclusion or render an opinion there from. Courtroom Skills: Able to demonstrate appropriate courtroom behavior, attire and decorum and is knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that govern proceedings and conduct in courts of law or other legal forums and tribunals. Provides the highest professional service to clients and claims professionals. Career Development: Takes proactive responsibility for their career development. Maintains the necessary skill levels. Trial Skills: Has the ability to effectively present evidence and arguments of law to a judge or jury for determination of the facts at issue. Business/Industry: Has an interest and solid knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends and information affecting The Hanover Insurance Group's businesses; Knowledgeable in the basic principles of property and casualty insurance. Agile and Adaptive: Recognizes unexpected challenges and is able to be resilient, shift and remain on course. Mentor and Teach: Willingness and ability to mentor and teach others. Physical demands & work environment: Ability to use a personal computer and other standard office equipment. Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods. Required to work on-site as needed. Ability to travel up to 20% annually. Ability to work hours in excess of 40 hours per week. Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Independently investigates and manages cases in workers' compensation and Property Casualty from the inception of the lawsuit until conclusion through dismissal, settlement or trial. Works with adjuster and clients to resolve claims as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. This is a full-time, exempt role.


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