Senior Trial Counsel – Travelers

Senior Trial Counsel

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.


Provides the highest quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates exceptional knowledge and expertise in all phases of litigation and trial, and by providing superior service to the insured client and claim partner as part of a legal team. Responsible for aggressive handling of high exposure cases and complex litigation matters.


Actively tries cases to jury verdict demonstrating exceptional use of trial skills in litigating cases Independently handles complex litigation and large exposure cases from case inception through trial/resolution Demonstrates exceptional legal research and writing skills Drafts substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other legal documents

Proactively identifies and communicates exposure and risk in a timely manner to insured clients and claim partners

Builds and fosters internal and external client relationships with a customer centric focus

Takes a leadership role in working collaboratively with claim and business partners to achieve results and identify/resolve issues

Provides leadership through mentoring other attorneys and legal support staff

Provides internal and external training, seminars and legal updates to insured clients and claim partners Provides in-depth, substantive analysis and quality reporting to insured clients and claim partners in a timely manner

Initiates special projects and identifies other opportunities to support office goals/business needs

Fully and effectively utilize available technology and automation

Adheres to all standards of excellence in file organization and management

Timely completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, case closings, and other reporting Travels as required to meet business needs


Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record


Minimum of 7 years of litigation practice or equivalent legal experience

Senior Associate/Partner level of experience

Proven 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


Exceptional and articulate presentation skills

Strong and persuasive oral advocacy and writing skills

Ability to clearly and effectively 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.


Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of the highest quality legal work

Demonstrates exceptional legal acumen

Demonstrates strong technical knowledge in the practice area(s) and the ability to comprehend, assimilate and communicate complex information

Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the law, bench, bar, local jurisdictional practices and the litigation process Proven track record of case results favorable to outside counsel

Exhibits exceptional lawyering and trial advocacy skills

Demonstrates strong leadership through mentoring and influencing skills

Demonstrates high level of awareness and dedication to business initiatives and goals

Possesses in-depth business and company knowledge

Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development

Exhibits the highest level of professionalism and ethical conduct Critical and strategic thinker

Sound decision-maker and problem solver

Exceptional negotiation skills

Ability to multi-task with tolerance and success

Demonstrates a sense of urgency and responsiveness in all legal tasks

Demonstrates the highest level of commitment to customer service

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

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