Trial Attorney, Staff Counsel

Wawanesa InsuranceFull TimeRemote

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90001 Orange County, CA, US, 92859 Long Beach, CA, US, 90806 San Diego, CA, US, 92108

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

Job ID: 6764 

We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you will work from home (remote); however, you must live near the work site/territory and able to travel by ground as much as necessary.

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is one of Canada’s largest mutual insurers, with over $4 billion in annual revenue and assets of $12 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Canada. Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million members in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy. Learn more at

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

Wawanesa is looking for a Trial Attorney, Staff Counsel to defend Wawanesa customers in moderate complexity and/or risk bodily injury and property damage liability lawsuits. This position will work remote within Southern California. 


California Compensation: 

  • The pay range for this position is $115,466 - $192,444 annually, depending on experience.
  • This position is considered exempt for purposes of wage-hour law. 


Job Responsibilities

  • With minimal supervision, completes all tasks necessary to prepare moderate complexity and/or risk bodily injury and property damage liability lawsuits against Wawanesa insureds for mediation, pre-trial, trial and post-trial resolution.
  • Prepares and handles pleadings, motions, discovery, depositions and any other tasks or duties necessary for the proper representation of Wawanesa insureds.
  • Recognizes, promotes, and effectively negotiates settlement opportunities, including all aspects of liability and damages.
  • Reviews and evaluates assigned cases in accordance with Wawanesa’s Staff Counsel procedures. Works with Wawanesa’s insured and Claims Department to establish, communicate and implement team litigation objectives and obtain prompt resolution of claims.
  • Highly communicative and manages the relationship with Claims and insureds.



  • Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing of the California Bar.
  • More than 5 years of insurance defense litigation experience and demonstrated sufficient case handling in cases of moderate severity, complexity and/or risk.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc. This role will be expected to work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and WestLaw.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional manner in person, via telephone and written correspondence/email.
  • Strong organization, priority-settling and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong legal research skills.
  • Position requires the ability to lift up to 5 lbs on a daily basis.
  • Position requires the ability to travel up to 15% of the time.

Wawanesa General Insurance Company is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to a diverse workforce. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation to assist in the application process. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling the Human Resources department at 858-874-5404 or emailing Human Resources at

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

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