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The Trial Attorney II position is available in the Nationwide Insurance Trial Division Office in Overland Park, KS. The selected candidate will manage a caseload of commercial and personal insurance defense files for our customers in Kansas and Missouri. Bar licensing in both states is required.  Interested candidates should apply to Job ID # 47847 on our website    


JOB SUMMARY: Provides legal representation for clients in matters of higher-risk. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in all courts and agencies. Communicates with Claims and clients. Provides related legal advice and services Fosters and develops relationships with Claims. Might assist in mentoring other trial attorneys and paralegals.


1. Leads or works directly on high risk and/or complicated legal matters, representing clients in trials or hearings before courts or agencies, including appeals and arbitrations.

2. May handle cases at an appellate level and/or in Federal Court.

3. Reviews and evaluates cases and lawsuits. Maintains billable hour requirement (1800 hours per year).

4. Prepares and tries cases of high complexity and exposure in all courts and agencies, including cases involving toxic substances, extensive injuries, permanent injuries and/or ongoing treatment. Cases may involve inflammatory factors (DUI, death of a child, egregious behavior).

5. Works with client and claims to establish, communicate and implement Litigation Plan. Keeps client and Claims fully informed.

6. Obtains meaningful discovery, takes depositions, and participates in motions practice as warranted.

7. Recognizes, participates and promotes settlement opportunities. Negotiates as authorized; settlement value requires adjuster's second level manager approval.



Education: JD degree or equivalent.


Designations: Currently licensed as an attorney in KS and MO.


Experience: Typically has in excess of eight years of relevant civil litigation, trial experience and/or agency hearing representation experience.


Knowledge: Has significant expertise in a specialized area of law. Engages in complex legal practices and procedures. Adherence to Private Practice of Law Policy.


Skills/ Competencies: Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Significant negotiation skills. Ability to process information efficiently and effectively. Excellent analytical and legal skills. Resourceful, creative thinker. Computer savvy with a working knowledge of basic software and use of same. Good time management and organization skills.  Decision making ability to set work priorities and make recommendations. Ability to initiate, organize and coordinate complex projects and cases. 

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