Attorney III - Houston, TX

Mercury Insurance Group - Houston, TX (30+ days ago)3.6


About us: Mercury General(NYSE-MCY) is the leading independent broker and agency writer of automobile insurance in California and has been one of the fastest growing automobile insurers in the nation. It is ranked as the fourth largest private passenger automobile insurer in California, with total assets over $4 billion.

Attorney III for our in-house council, the offices of RAFFALOW, BRETOI & ADAMS,Corporate Law Department for Mercury Insurance Group.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide legal representation to insureds and the Company before courts, arbitration panels or administrative bodies relating to the defense of critical or complex personal injury lawsuits
  • Prepare necessary legal documentation
  • Obtain and prepare pertinent defense information
  • Advise clients and claims personnel on more complex and high exposure legal issues
  • Review file contents including pleadings, correspondence, medical records, photographs, police reports
  • Respond to legal discovery and representing insureds at court hearings and trial
  • Communicate with claims, insureds and opposing couns

This position is distinguished by handling large exposure cases that represent potential

exposure of over a hundred thousand dollars at times

Education:

  • Requires a law degree and admission to the Bar in the state(s) where practicing
  • Preferred 10-15 years insurance defense experience

Experience:

  • Able to perform legal assignments that are varied and require extensive research and analysis of applicable precedents
  • Expertise to manage cases by planning and initiating effective investigations and discoveries and to evaluate the potential exposure for settlement, arbitration and trial in terms of liability and damages
  • Strong communication, persuasion and negotiation skills to represent client and Company interests in litigation situation
  • Handled a caseload of at least 55 insurance defense files during previous 5 years
  • Preferred 10-15 insurance defense personal injury jury trials 5 of which involved exposure of over $100,000.00

Position is located in our Houston, Texas legal office

Mercury Insurance Specialties:

Auto Insurance, Legal, Home Insurance, and Business Auto Insurance

Mercury Insurance: A Company You Can Trust

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to save money on their insurance?

Mercury Insurance Group is a multiple-line insurance organization offering personal automobile, homeowners, renters and business insurance. With nearly 5,000 employees nationwide, Mercury prides itself on maintaining a comfortable work environment. The company makes a "sizeable" investment in each employee, and our employees receive a generous benefits package.

Since its formation in 1961, Mercury has concentrated on building and improving the foundation on which long-term shareholder value is created. First and foremost is the careful underwriting, strict cost control and efficient claims management which support affordable, competitive automobile insurance rates. Highly motivated managers and employees working with Mercury's independent brokers and agents make the Mercury system work.

are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

https://www.mercuryinsurance.com/about/careers-jobs/overview-benefits.html

Overview of Benefits
Choosing a career at Mercury Insurance has a number of great advantages including:

· Competitive salaries, annual incentive | bonus programs
· Full medical, dental, life, & vision care coverage
· Extensive underwriting/claims training
· Employee stock ownership plan
· 401(k) retirement savings plan
· Pleasant work environment
· Promotional opportunities
· Profit-sharing plan
· Great people

· Company Car

· Casual dress days

· Education assistance

· Business casual attire
· Auto insurance discount
· Credit union membership
· Employee assistance program
· Health club and wellness benefits
· Child & dependent care spending account
· Paid vacation (10 days, 1st year), sick days, & 9 paid holidays

Looking for a fully-loaded career? Success is in your hands at Mercury Insurance Group, where you will be given the support, extensive training and a promote-from-within environment that lets you be the best in your field.

From our affordable, comprehensive policies to our community-focused service approach, we are experts at helping people achieve their personal and professional goals. Take control of your career with California's leading independent agency writer of private passenger automobile insurance.
We reward our talented professionals with a competitive salary with bonus potential and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, life and vision coverage and matching 401(k).

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • insurance defense: 5 years (Required)
  • Legal Terminology: 10 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Doctorate (Required)

License:

  • JD (Preferred)