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Senior Litigation Attorney - General Liability



Job Description:

Our client is a leading insurance company in the Santa Ana, California, area. They are seeking a Senior Litigation Attorney focusing on general liability. While this role is not a heavy trial role, this person will see one to four cases go to trial annually, so first chair experience is required.

Our client offers a generous compensation package, and their environment emphasizes work-life balance with a true 40-hour work week. This role is located in their Santa Ana office, but they are flexible when it comes to working from home occasionally.



  • Handle highly complex or specialized insurance defense matters from pleadings through trial, driving for superior results.
    • Manage litigation preparation, including development of litigation strategy and preparation/direction of the preparation of all necessary materials (e.g., briefs, motions, discovery, depositions, experts).
    • Advise whether cases should be tried or settled.
    • Actively drive cases to resolution with an appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Handle high-complexity or high-exposure bench and jury trials as first chair in both state and federal court as necessary.
    • Try all aspects of cases, including court appearances, trial preparation, motions, discovery and negotiations.
    • Provide trial coaching, oversight and assistance to other attorneys as needed.
  • Communicate regularly and concisely with clients, claim professionals, leadership and others to ensure appropriate level of understanding and existence of documentation for effective case management.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis of facts and information to provide counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues.
  • Prepare opinions or position papers on various legal issues; provide interpretation of legal issues/provisions.
  • Counsel clients, management and claim professionals to avoid legally unsound decisions or plans; provide guidance when changes in the law occur.
  • Supervise, train, or mentor other attorneys and paralegals as necessary. Train department staff on appropriate procedures (e.g., claims, etc).



  • Sole file handling responsibility for cases that resolved for at least $250,000
  • First chair for at least 5 general liability trials
  • Juris Doctor



  • Full benefits



Sarah Radford

+1 (312) 884-0432

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