Attorney III

Mercury InsuranceIrvine, CaliforniaFull TimeOn Site

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Join an amazing team that is consistently recognized for our achievements and culture, including our most recent Forbes award of being one of America's Best Midsize Employers for 2023!

Bretoi, Lutz & Stele, House Counsel for Mercury Insurance is currently seeking an Attorney III to join our team in the Orange County Area.

**This position requires in person litigation appearances in Orange County and surrounding area.**


Job Overview:

As an Attorney III at Mercury, you will provide legal representation to Mercury and/or their insured in the defense of complex personal injury lawsuits with exposures in excess of $100,000. Case management begins from the initial stages of filing responsive pleadings through discovery and ultimately trial. Your case management responsibility includes developing and implementing strategies for all stages of litigation while collaborating with our claims partners and clients. Your team, consisting of a support attorney, secretary, paralegal, support specialist, will assist you in preparing necessary legal documentation, conducting depositions, investigating/researching, and evaluating cases for settlement, arbitration, and trial. 



Strong communication and negotiation skills to represent client and Company interests in litigation.

Able to effectively direct legal support staff in daily operations to ensure accurate and timely completion of assigned work.

Able to work independently with minimum direction and good organizational skills needed to manage a reasonable caseload.

Requires a law degree and admission to the Bar in the state(s) where practicing. Must also reside in the State and Geographic Region where assigned files are venued.

Preferred 10-15 years insurance defense experience with significant jury trial experience.


Why choose a career at Mercury?

At Mercury, we have been guided by our purpose to help people reduce risk and overcome unexpected events for more than 60 years. We are one team with a common goal to help others. Everyone needs insurance and we can’t imagine a world without it.

Our team will encourage you to grow, make time to have fun, and work together to make great things happen. We embrace the strengths and values of each team member. We believe in having diverse perspectives where everyone is included, to serve customers from all walks of life.

We care about our people, and we mean it. We reward our talented professionals with a competitive salary, bonus potential, and a variety of benefits to help our team members reach their health, retirement, and professional goals.

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We offer many great benefits, including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Company vehicle
  • Flexibility to work from home
  • Paid time off (vacation time, sick time, 9 paid Company holidays, volunteer hours)
  • Incentive bonus programs (potential for holiday bonus, referral bonus, and performance-based bonus)
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance
  • 401 (k) retirement savings plan with company match
  • Engaging work environment
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Education assistance
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Company recognition program
  • Health and wellbeing resources, including free mental wellbeing therapy/coaching sessions, child and eldercare resources, and more


Mercury Insurance is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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