Under general supervision, DEFENDS lawsuits against GEICO insureds and represents GEICO in subrogation, Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM), and PIP lawsuits filed in courts of limited jurisdiction and, in the discretion of the Managing Attorney, in courts of unlimited jurisdiction. Must be licensed in the State of Arizona and in good standing.
RESEARCHES laws and PREPARES legal briefs, opinions, and memoranda.
RENDERS opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the Claims Department.
PREPARES and HANDLES pleadings, motions, and discovery, to include depositions/examinations before trial and examinations under oath.
DEFENDS by trial, arbitration, or mediation all matters assigned, as applicable.
ADHERES to the GEICO Code of Conduct, company policies and operating principles.
MEETS attendance standard of the business location, to perform necessary job functions and to facilitate interaction with subordinates and management.
Salary negotiable and depends upon experience.
MEETS the requirements specified below.
Must be able to travel as required, including but not limited, to attend trials, hearings, depositions, management meetings and conferences
Must be able to, with or without accommodation, perform the essential functions which include, but are not limited to seeing, hearing, typing, speaking, bending, reaching, lifting and standing for extended amounts of time
Must be able to access and utilize multiple pieces of office equipment that may require simultaneous use
Must be able to speak in a clear, empathic and professional manner by telephone and email
Must be able to document files in a clear, concise, professional written manner, to be understood by customers, clients, co-workers and other employees of the organization
Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting and multi-tasking skills
Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information
Must have the following education and experience:
License in good standing to practice law in applicable jurisdictions
Minimum of 1 year of personal injury litigation experience or 3 plus years’ litigation experience
Additional Salary Information: Salary depends upon experience