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Property Litigation Attorney

Mercury Insurance
$110,084- $203,936/ year
Posted May 08
Full Time
RemoteWest Covina, California

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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 2024!

Bretoi, Lutz & Stele, House Counsel for Mercury Insurance is currently seeking a Property Litigation Attorney to join our team in Southern California!

As a Property Litigation Attorney, you will provide legal representation to the Company before courts, arbitration panels, umpires, referees, or administrative bodies relating to the defense of First Party Property/Homeowner Claims and/or Lawsuits.

This position is remote working from your primary residence in Southern California but does require office work, travel, and appearances as needed to adequately defend the Company.

Essential Job Functions:

Assistance to Claims on a variety of issues including but not limited to preparing legal opinions to Claims leaders regarding recommended claims handling as required by statute; pre-litigation assistance on disputed claims; and providing assistance and advice on appraisals.

Complete comprehensive review of new file assignment with initial evaluation letter to claims and service of initial discovery within 30 days receipt of assignment.

Summarizing discovery responses and other pertinent records within 30 days of office receipt.

Taking and defending depositions/examinations under oath (EUO) of parties, lay witnesses and expert witnesses and completion of deposition summary within 15 days of receipt.

Law and Motion: Legal research; preparation of motions, oppositions and replies to motions; court appearance at law and motion.

Trial preparation, trial, and post-trial motions: This includes but is not limited to preparation of standard pre-trial documents, motions in limine and oppositions thereto; all facets of a jury trial, trial motions and post-trial motions.

Mentoring less experienced attorneys and other miscellaneous tasks as may be necessary to adequately defend the Company.


• Requires a law degree and admission to the Bar in state(s) where practicing.


Preferred 5-10 years’ experience defending First Party Property/Homeowner claims/cases including EUO’s, Appraisals, lawsuits involving breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

 Knowledge and Skills:

Comprehensive knowledge of insurance, coverage, evidence, and civil procedure

Comprehensive knowledge of First Party Property Examinations Under Oath (EUO’s), and First Party Property Appraisal process

Comprehensive knowledge defending First Party Property/Homeowner litigation

Effective communication, writing, and analytical skills

Attorney must be able to work independently with minimum direction and good organizational skills necessary to manage a high volume of cases

Must meet established Company standards regarding personal driving history and current license status to be eligible for position. Requires considerable automotive travel, up to 20% of work time

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 anywhere in the United States for most positions
  • 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.