Attorney Jobs Houston, US, For more than 160 years, The Hanover has been committed to delivering on our promises and being there when it matters the most. We live our values every day, demonstrating we CARE through our values, ESG initiatives, and IDE journey. Our staff counsel office is seeking a Sr. Trial Attorney to join our growing team in TX. This position can be done remotely.
As a member of our Texas Staff Counsel group, this attorney will be primarily responsible for handling the defense of claims made against companies in General Liability and Miscellaneous Professional Liability matters. This attorney will be responsible for responding to demand letters, state and federal agency charges, and lawsuits that have been filed against Hanover’s insureds.
This attorney will also be responsible for the investigation and management of assigned cases from the inception of the lawsuit until conclusion through dismissal, settlement, or trial, and working with adjusters and insureds to resolve claims as expeditiously and efficiently as possible.
This position is a remote/work-from-home role, supported by the Dallas or Houston office. This is a full-time, exempt role.
- Handles a caseload that includes general liability cases (such as personal injury and property damage claims) and miscellaneous professional liability matters (including but not limited to the defense of lawyers, home inspectors, real estate agents, property managers, etc.).
- Independently conducts depositions, pre-trial discovery, mediations, arbitrations, trials, or any other legal activity required to resolve cases.
- Daily communications with claim professionals and clients concerning the evaluations of legal files.
- Provides legal advice to insureds and claim professionals as needed.
- Negotiates settlements as directed.
- Attends round tables.
- Must be licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts in Texas.
- Must have a minimum of 7 years of experience in defense litigation.
- Jury trial experience preferred.
- Must have a strong knowledge of current procedural and substantive law, as well as federal, state, and administrative agency rules.
- Must demonstrate an ability to analyze issues, pro-actively develop effective strategies on pending cases, communicate regularly with claims professionals, document communications, and resolve cases as efficiently and effectively as possible.
- Must have solid experience in preparing responsive pleadings, handling appearances, motion practice, and valuation of claims, settlements, and trials.
- Must be willing to work independently with minimal direction, handle matters efficiently, and be willing to travel as necessary for court hearings, depositions, site inspections, client meetings, and other in-person events.
It’s not just a job, it’s a career, and we are here to support you every step of the way. We want you to be successful and fulfilled. Through on-the-job experiences, personalized coaching, and our robust learning and development programs, we encourage you – at every level – to grow and develop.
We offer comprehensive benefits to help you be healthy, build financial security, and balance work and home life. At The Hanover, you’ll enjoy what you do and have the support you need to succeed.
- Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
- 401K with a company match
- Tuition reimbursement
- Company paid holidays
- Flexible work arrangements
- Cultural Awareness Day in support of IDE
- On-site medical/wellness center (Worcester only)
- Click here for the full list of Benefits
Hanover has enacted policies and protocols throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to promote employee health and safety. To that end, all employees are expected to provide true and accurate information regarding their vaccine status, and when requested, employees are expected to provide proof of such status.
Hanover recognizes employee privacy concerns and only provides vaccine status information on a need-to-know basis. The Hanover complies with all federal, state, and local laws, and with respect to such laws related to COVID-19 health and safety, it is typical for there to be a distinction in compliance obligations between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
Therefore, various Hanover policies and requirements are connected to vaccine status, including but not limited to, the company’s Facial Coverings and Social Distancing policy. Employees declining to provide information related to their vaccine status will be considered unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated for the purposes of The Hanover’s COVID-19 health and safety policies and protocols.
Please be advised that while Hanover does not expect to institute a vaccine mandate at this time, Hanover encourages employees to get vaccinated and boosted, and provides paid time off to both obtain and recover from the vaccine(s) and booster(s).
The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.
Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.”
As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities who wish to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform essential job functions.