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USAA Trial Attorney BI/UM in Austin, Texas

Why USAA?

Let’s do something that really matters.

At USAA, we have an important mission: facilitating the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. Not all our employees served in our nation’s military, but we all share in the mission to give back to those who did. We’re working as one to build a great experience and make a real impact for our members.

We believe in our core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and service. They’re what guides everything we do – from how we treat our members to how we treat each other. Come be a part of what makes us so special!

The Opportunity

We are seeking a dedicated Trial Attorney (BI/UM) in the Austin, Texas area that will report into our San Antonio, Texas staff counsel law office.

In this position, you will provide legal representation to USAA members, insured clients, and USAA entities in all phases of civil litigation and legal proceedings pertaining to Property and Casualty covered losses.

This position will offer a flexible work environment where most of your time will be working from your home office. You are expected to travel to attend trial, hearings, depositions, or other case related proceedings as needed. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

What you'll do:

  • Independently manage caseload of simple to moderately complex Property and Casualty insurance defense cases through arbitration, trial, and possible appeal for clients on cases assigned.

  • May handle and/or assist with complex litigation cases.

  • Appear in court as required, including arbitrations, trials, and mediations.

  • Provide legal advice to clients and P&C Claims team members. Develops, and implements legal strategy and ongoing budget projections to Claims Litigation, and clients, as appropriate on assigned cases.

  • Prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, memoranda, trial briefs and other legal documents on assigned cases.

  • Conduct direct settlement negotiations with plaintiffs' attorneys.

  • Stay current on all relevant statutes, case law, office, and trial-related technology. Attends courses as assigned to maintain appropriate skill sets for trial.

  • Provide training to support staff, P&C Claims and Claims Litigation regarding changes in law, litigation and/or and other processes.

  • Ensure risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled in accordance with risk and compliance policies and procedures.

What you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school.

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required.

  • 6 years of experience practicing law handling personal injury or civil litigation or trial cases.

  • Licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction(s) to be served.

  • Experience practicing law in the court systems within the geographic area being served.

  • Ability to perform online legal research.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

What sets you apart:

  • Six plus years handling insurance defense personal injury cases within a staff counsel setting in the state of Texas.

  • First chair jury trial experience, including verdicts, in Texas Courts

  • Experience preparing reports and memos for Claims including initial case analysis, discovery, deposition reports, trial reports, and strategy analysis.

  • US military experience with skills related to one of the following MOS’s: Navy (Legalman (LN), Marines (4410, 4411, 4402, 4405), Army (27A), USAF (51JX / 5J0X1)

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

What we offer:

Compensation: USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market data of the position. The actual salary for this role may vary by location. The salary range for this position is: $109,130 - $208,580.

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance and at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

Benefits: At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

For more details on our outstanding benefits, please visit our benefits page on USAAjobs.com.

Applications for this position are accepted on an ongoing basis, this posting will remain open until the position is filled. Thus, interested candidates are encouraged to apply the same day they view this posting.

USAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you are an existing USAA employee, please use the internal career site in OneSource to apply.

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Find your purpose. Join our mission.

USAA is unlike any other financial services organization. The mission of the association is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community. We do this by upholding the highest standards and ensuring that our corporate business activities and individual employee conduct reflect good judgment and common sense, and are consistent with our core values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity.

USAA attributes its long-standing success to its most valuable resource: our 35,000 employees. They are the heart and soul of our member-service culture. When you join us, you'll become part of a thriving community committed to going above for those who have gone beyond: the men and women of the U.S. military, their associates and their families. In order to play a role on our team, you don't have to be connected to the military yourself – you just need to share our passion for serving our more than 13 million members.

USAA is an EEO/AA Employer - applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

USAA is an EEO/AA Employer - applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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