Counsel – Workers’ Compensation – Travelers Insurance

Employer: Travelers Insurance

Job Title: Counsel – Workers’ Compensation

ID: 805851

Type: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Salary: Commensurate


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.


Responsible for providing high quality and cost-effective insurance defense legal representation. Demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a workers’ compensation 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


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


  • 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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