Bodily Injury Defense Attorney (Internal Claims Counsel – Litigation)
CURE Auto Insurance – Princeton, NJ
Searching for a fulfilling legal career that also offers you the healthy work-life balance necessary to juggle the demands of today’s busy life? CURE Auto Insurance has a Bodily Injury Defense Attorney position open that affords you the ability to achieve just that, all with a flexible remote work schedule.
Why work for CURE?
- You’ll have an opportunity to work beside a first-rate team of subject matter experts in the fields of law, insurance and business operations!
- You will work for a company that provides a wellness culture, excellent benefits, and first-rate amenities at our beautiful corporate office in Princeton, NJ!
The Bodily Injury Defense Attorney is responsible for handling BI defense on behalf of CURE insureds. Handles matters of moderate to high complexity and/or financial consequence.
Essential Job Functions:
- Work with internal counsel in conjunction with claims to strategize, implement and manage litigation cases, including trial and expense control.
- Planning, taking, and defending depositions.
- Preparing and responding to pleadings and discovery.
- Evaluating and providing detailed analysis of assigned cases in accordance with CURE’s Staff Counsel policies and procedures.
- Collaborating with CURE’s insureds and Claims Department to establish, communicate and implement team litigation objectives and obtain prompt resolution of claims.
- Attending motion hearings, arbitration hearings, and all other pre-trial matters.
- Ability to prepare for and try cases.
- Ability to draft and argue post-trial motions and appeals.
- Negotiating high-level settlement agreements.
- JD required from an ABA-accredited law school.
- Admitted to practice, and in good standing, with NJ State Bar.
- PA and/or NY admission preferred; Michigan, a plus.
- At least 3 years auto bodily injury and negligence litigation experience required.
- Experience independently managing a caseload of bodily injury defense matters, working cases from beginning to end. Auto defense trial experience is a must.
- Excellent research, writing, and presentation communication skills.
- Ability to think critically, analyze complex information, and problem-solve with expedience.
- Highly collaborative working style with demonstrated commitments to meeting individual and team goals.
- Must be adaptable and computer savvy with an ability to navigate multiple systems.
Physical Actions/Environment: Working conditions are typical of an office environment with the added benefit of a hybrid work-from-home schedule. Required job duties consist of flexible attendance, ability to frequently move about when in the office to coordinate work with others; standing, sitting and typing for extended periods; and lifting and/or carrying up to 5 lbs. Must be able to manage time and deadlines when working remotely. Ability to frequently communicate with others in-person, on the phone/virtually, and in writing. Ability to read, understand, process and evaluate large amounts of technical information and make related, informed decisions. Ability to attend attorney appearances virtually throughout the day with possibility of travel (primarily non-overnight) to attend hearings, motions, and other legal proceedings (valid state-issued Driver’s License required), up to 50% of time.
All selected applicants will be required to complete the Predictive Index (PI) Assessment as part of CURE’s hiring process. Any applicant who requires a reasonable accommodation to complete the assessment may make a request to the HR Department (see EEO Statement).
Schedule: Full-time; typically performs a daytime schedule, some evening or weekend work may be required on occasion.
Location: Princeton, NJ
CURE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment is to hire the most qualified candidate, without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and NJ Law Against Discrimination, it is the policy of CURE to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact CURE Human Resources Department at 1-800-535-2873.