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Litigation Attorney (Walnut Creek, CA) - Remote

Remote (Walnut Creek, CA)

CSAA Insurance Group (CSAA IG), a AAA insurer, is one of the top personal lines property and casualty insurance groups in the U.S. Our employees proudly live our core beliefs and fulfill our enduring purpose to help members prevent, prepare for and recover from life's uncertainties, and we're proud of the culture we create together. As we commit to progress over perfection, we recognize that every day is an opportunity to be innovative and adaptable. At CSAA IG, we hire good people for a brighter tomorrow. We are actively hiring for a Litigation Attorney (Walnut Creek) – Remote. Join us and support CSAA IG in achieving our goals!

Your Role: Providing legal advice, counsel, and representation for insureds and/or CSAA IG before courts or arbitration panels and advises company employees in their handling of claim matters. Preparing legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs, etc. As legal counsel you will appear and advocate on behalf of CSAA IG and its member insureds.

Your work:

  • Applies independent analysis and judgment to prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs, etc. with close coordination and input from claims specialists.

  • Appears and advocates on behalf of CSAA IG and its member insureds.

  • Conducts all phases of personal injury litigation including jury trials, motions, and arbitration hearings.

  • Works on a variety of moderately complex assigned legal projects including matters not in litigation.

  • May provide coaching and mentoring to Attorney I and may serve as a SME for CSAA and the Claims organization.

  • Identifies issues with major implications, high liability exposure, special circumstances and/or departure from guidelines. Refers to higher level staff for review and possible assignment of additional resources.

  • Monitors and analyzes existing and emerging laws and regulations affecting insurance and tort litigation.

Required Experience, Education and Skills

  • Advanced degree in related area that requires law degree and passing of bar exam

  • Certification(s) and/or licensure(s) in functional area and Licensed in California

  • Skilled in personal injury litigation including liability assessment, causation, damages, coverage, personal injury damages and causation and the tri-partite relationship

  • Knowledge of general liability insurance coverage and CSAA IG policies

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in an organized and timely manner

  • Proficient computer skills, including MS office and online research tools

  • Ability to advocate creatively, persuasively and effectively

  • The ability to think and act independently in a client’s best interest

  • Knowledge and understanding of legal ethics

What would make us excited about you?

  • 5+ years of experience in insurance defense practice with some courtroom and first or second chair trial experience

  • Shows respect for differences through excellent communication skills with people from an array of backgrounds.

  • Actively shapes our company culture (e.g., participating in employee resource groups, volunteering, etc.)

  • Lives into cultural norms (e.g., willing to have cameras when it matters: helping onboard new team members, building relationships, etc.)

  • Travels as needed for role, including divisional / team meetings and other in-person meetings

  • Fulfills business needs, which may include investing extra time, helping other teams, etc

CSAA IG Careers

At CSAA IG, we’re proudly devoted to protecting our customers, our employees, our communities, and the world at large. We are on a climate journey to continue to do better for our people, our business, and our planet. Taking bold action and leading by example. We are citizens for a changing world, and we continually change to meet it.

Join us if you…

  • BELIEVE in a mission focused on building a community of service, rooted in inclusion and belonging.

  • COMMIT to being there for our customers and employees.

  • CREATE a sense of purpose that serves the greater good through innovation.

Recognition: We offer a total compensation package, performance bonus, 401(k) with a company match, and so much more! Read more about what we offer and what it is like to be a part of our dynamic team at https://careers.csaa-insurance.aaa.com/us/en/benefits

In most cases, you will have the opportunity to choose your preferred working location from the following options when you join CSAA IG: remote, hybrid, or in-person. Submit your application to be considered. We communicate via email, so check your inbox and/or your spam folder to ensure you don’t miss important updates from us. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected].

As part of our values, we are committed to supporting inclusion and diversity at CSAA IG. We actively celebrate colleagues’ different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us.

We are always recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse mix of colleagues who are representative of the U.S. workforce. The diversity of our team fosters a broad range of ideas and enables us to design and deliver a wide array of products to meet customers’ evolving needs.

CSAA Insurance Group is an equal opportunity employer.

The full salary range for this position is $156,000-$173,000. This role also includes an opportunity for a company-wide annual discretionary bonus, through our Annual Incentive Plan (AIP), of up to 10% of eligible pay.

If you apply and are selected to continue in the recruiting process, we will schedule a preliminary call with you to discuss the role and will disclose during that call the available salary/hourly rate range based on your location. Factors used to determine the actual salary offered may include location, experience, or education.

Must have authorization to work indefinitely in the US.

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