Managing Attorney, Insurance Defense - Bodily Injury (Meriden, CT)

Feb 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Join our collaborative team of dedicated individuals-and love what you do.

Why Progressive? We're an organization that celebrates and rewards hard work each and every day, with a goal of being a company people can trust and creating a work environment our people love.

Managing Attorney - Insurance Defense (Meriden, CT)

Our Bodily Injury (BI) House Counsel litigation team in Connecticut is seeking a talented people leader. As our Managing Attorney, you will have the advantage of working in a leadership role, supervising attorneys, providing legal representation to our Progressive insureds and/or to the Progressive Insurance Companies. Your team of attorneys will be handling cases from beginning to end.

In this role, you will also take on responsibilities such as making employment decisions, handling performance management, monitoring the department budget, making compensation decisions, handling your own small case load and developing employees.

Required Education and/or Experience:

* Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school

* Active license to practice law in Connecticut

* 5 years of legal experience

Preferred Skills/Experience:

* Prior leadership/management experience

* 10 years of insurance defense and auto insurance defense

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed to Be Successful:

* Strong leadership qualities

* Significant legal experience with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of applicable laws and rules of evidence, civil procedure, trial practice and tort

* Thorough understanding and working knowledge of medical and other technical information

* Ability to recognize and understand the legal issues in personal injury and insurance coverage litigation

* Effectiveness as a team member and independently

* Demonstrated collaborative skills with claims/clients/customers

* Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and diary maintenance

* Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize

* Good work ethic with an understanding of all applicable ethical duties

* Computer proficiency with the ability and willingness to learn new or updated computer software and programs

* Ability and willingness to learn and follow existing and new processes and procedures

* Good research skills

Perks & Benefits:

As a $20 billion company, Progressive offers the confidence and stability that comes with working for a growing, always evolving organization. As an employee, you will be joining a talented legal team in Progressive's House Counsel Group. We offer meaningful work, outstanding colleagues, a business casual work environment and support for your professional growth and development. We also offer:

* Gainshare bonus program of up to 40% of base salary (Gainshare bonus paid to all eligible employees based on the company's profitability)

* Ongoing training, tuition assistance and opportunities for career advancement

* Award winning, supportive environment with Employee Resource Groups

* Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

* 401(k) plan

* Employee discounts

* Child care subsidy

Equal Opportunity Employer SDL2017

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