Plymouth Rock Assurance Company of New York seeks a full time attorney with three to five years of experience with an insurance defense background. The Attorney would be responsible for representing civil defendants in all sixty two counties in New York State with primary venues being the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties in Long Island. The position would require the Attorney to analyze lawsuits, prepare pleadings, conduct depositions and attend arbitrations, conferences, motions, and trials. The candidate must be organized, a team player and able to handle a high volume of court appearances, virtual or/and in person while handling a large caseload.
Analyze lawsuits referred from Claims and prepares necessary answers and responsive pleadings.
Interface and develop a rapport with our clients, claim customers and our office team.
Conduct depositions and attend court conferences, arbitrations, motions and trials.
Participate as trial attorney in matters, some of significant exposure and complexity.
Possess knowledge of rules of evidence and civil procedure.
Have understanding of all aspects of Automobile Litigation (commercial and personal lines),UM/SUM, subrogation, property damage.
Provide legal research, advice and direction to Claims.
Work independently in making decisions in file handling, communicating those decisions appropriately and keeping the Legal Management Team apprised.
Adept at working in a paperless environment, video conferencing skilled and proficient in computer legal case management systems.
Possess three to five years of relevant litigation and trial experience, preferably encompassing liability and damages verdicts.
Fully licensed to practice law in New York State and admitted or willing to become admitted to Federal Court in the Eastern and Southern Districts.
Must be able to handle a large caseload of matters including reporting requirements, roundtables and trial experience commensurate with experience.
Have knowledge of motor vehicle, UM/SUM, property damage and subrogation claims.
Excellent written and Oral Communication Skills.
Willingness to work within the established system while also looking to improve processes and procedures and able to be flexible in all work assignments.
Proficiency with computer software including current Windows Operating System, MS Word, MS Teams, MS Outlook and ability to adapt to new programs.
Legal Case Management Program experience a plus, LexisNexis/TM.
About the Company
The Plymouth Rock Company and its affiliated group of companies write and manage over $1.6 billion in personal and commercial auto and homeowner's insurance throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, where we have built an unparalleled reputation for service. We continuously invest in technology, our employees thrive in our empowering environment, and our customers are among the most loyal in the industry. The Plymouth Rock group of companies employs more than 2,000 people and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation holds an A.M. Best rating of "A-/Excellent".