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Attorney I

Posted Mar 08
Full Time
HybridRichardson, Texas

GEICO is looking to hire an Attorney I to defend lawsuits against GEICO insureds and represents GEICO in subrogation, Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM), and PIP lawsuits filed in Texas courts.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Researching laws and preparing legal briefs, opinions, and memoranda

  • Rendering opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the Claims Department

  • Preparing and handling pleadings, motions, and discovery, to include depositions/examinations before trial and examinations under oath, and defending by trial or dispositive hearing, all matters assigned, as applicable

  • Defends by trial, arbitration, or mediation all matters assigned, as applicable

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of insurance defense or personal injury litigation experience or 2 years of litigation experience in related field REQUIRED

  • Juris Doctor degree REQUIRED

  • Admission to the Texas Bar REQUIRED

  • Must be licensed in good standing to practice law in Texas and meet and maintain licensing requirements including mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements where applicable

  • Must be able to travel as required, including but not limited, to attend trials, hearings, depositions, management meetings and conferences

  • Must be able to document files in a clear, concise, professional written manner, to be understood by customers, clients, co-workers and other employees of the organization

  • Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting and multi-tasking skills

  • Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Civil litigation experience

  • Insurance defense-related litigation experience

  • Must be able to communicate in a professional manner in person, via telephone and written correspondence/email

Location – Hybrid Eligible: This position requires 2-3 days working in office and attending in-person court hearings.

At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Benefits:

As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location.  Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.

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