GEICO seeks an Attorney I for its Staff Counsel Office in Atlanta, GA. Under general supervision, the successful candidate will defend lawsuits against GEICO insureds and represent GEICO in subrogation, UM/UIM, and PIP suits filed in courts of limited jurisdiction and, in the discretion of the Managing Attorney, in courts of unlimited jurisdiction. A minimum of 2 years experience in personal injury litigation or 4 years litigation experience in Georgia is preferred.
Researches laws and prepares legal briefs, opinions, and memoranda.
Renders opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the Claims Department.
Prepares and handles pleadings, motions, and discovery, to include depositions/examinations before trial and examinations under oath.
Defends by trial, arbitration, or mediation all matters assigned, as applicable.
Adheres to the GEICO Code of Conduct, company policies and operating principles.
Meets attendance standard of the business location, to perform necessary job functions and to facilitate interaction with subordinates and management.
Meets the requirements specified below.
License in good standing to practice law in Georgia.
Position requires a minimum of 2 years experience in personal injury litigation or 4 years litigation experience. Georgia experience is preferred.
Travels as required, including but not limited, to attend trials, hearings, depositions, management meetings and conferences.
Must be able with or without accommodation, to perform the essential functions which include, but are not limited to, thinking (concentrating, focusing, assimilating information), reading, writing, listening, speaking, sitting, bending, reaching, lifting, and standing for extended periods.
Must be able to use a keyboard and mouse.
Must be able to multi-task.
Must be able to access and utilize multiple pieces of office equipment that may require simultaneous use.
Must be able to communicate in a professional manner in person, via telephone and/or email.