Counsel – Workers’ Compensation

Company: Travelers

Location: Walnut Creek, California

Job ID: 807050

Duration: Full Time / Permanent

Counsel – Workers’ Compensation

Travelers is hiring for Counsel – Workers’ Compensation


Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities.

That’s Travelers.  Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees.  You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.     SUMMARY:

Responsible for providing high quality and cost-effective legal representation.  Demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team.  Responsible for independent, aggressive case handling with a resolution management focus.


• Litigates cases to verdict, demonstrating superior use of trial skills and techniques • Ability to independently handle a full to moderate caseload with moderate level of severity and complexity from case inception through trial/resolution • Works under the guidance of Senior Counsel in litigating complex and high exposure files • Conducts legal research as necessitated and supervises research projects delegated to Associate Counsel and paralegals • Independently drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents • Attends court events and other appointments independently • Learns and understands claim customers expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals • Handles and actively seeks opportunities to become involved in special projects and on committees • Provides recommendations and case analysis to business partners on appropriate file handling strategy • Integrates legal support staff into case handling process • Builds and maintains superior internal and external client relationships • Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties • Effectively makes use of technology and automation in the practice of law • Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management • Travels as required to meet business needs • Ability to mentor and train less experienced counsel and legal support staff • Provide advice and training to claim partners and clients


•  Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record


• 2-7 years or equivalent legal experience • Insurance litigation work exposure desirable • Demonstrated track record of trial skills and techniques


• Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required • Active license to practice law

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:   • Articulate presentation skills using technology • Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position

COMPUTER SKILLS:   • Ability to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Products, Voice Recognition Technology, and other law office management programs.


• Independent ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision • Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work • Works collaboratively with team members and others • Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with increased litigation complexity • Demonstrates superior legal acumen • Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development • Continued development of technical skills with a goal of handling the highest complexity/exposure MCU cases • Personal integrity and adherence to a high degree of professionalism and ethical competency • Strong research skills • Strong negotiation skills • Multi-tasking tolerance and success • Decision making and problem solving abilities • Sense of urgency/responsiveness    Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.


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