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Company: Epitec, Inc.
Location: Rancho Cordova
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:


POSITION: Attorney

JOB TYPE: Fulltime, Contract, W-2

LOCATION: Rancho Cordova, CA


--- Civil litigation attorney for in house insurance defense firm. Should have experience in personal injury litigation on either plaintiff or defense side. Experience would be 1 year or greater in civil litigation field.
--- The Litigation Services Attorney job family is responsible for managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation.
--- Represents insured and the Company in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits, and financial cases. Prepares for and conducts hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and depositions. Prepares and argues pre- and post-trial motions. Assists colleagues in the resolution of calendar conflicts. Provides counsel to business clients on day-to-day issues. Provides project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams. Monitors and reviews new laws, regulations, and case law; identifies and summarizes relevant issues; collaborates with other areas of L&R (law and regulation) department; proactively provides advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business; monitors counsel.
--- Hourly Rate: $70-75 per hour


--- Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy.
--- Contacts clients to discuss their case and answer any questions. Maintains contact at a minimum of 90 days.
--- Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90-day contact, strategy conferences, etc.)
--- Review all documentary evidence.
--- Prepares witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses.
--- Conducts depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents.
--- Prepares and conducts court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)
--- Conducts settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g., mediations, arbitrations, etc.)
--- Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions in liminie and summary documents.
--- Draft post-trial motions
--- Prepare for and participate in small claims appeals.
--- Provide legal opinions to claims clients.
--- Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate.
--- Second chair as needed.
--- Review and determine strategy for legal issues sent to home office.
--- Participate in business process reviews with claims clients.


--- Juris Doctorate and member in good standing of state of practicing for the state of California
--- Three plus years or more of litigation experience
--- 1st OR 2nd chair jury trial experience is a plus.
--- Insurance defense preferred.


--- Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, LexisNexis (preferred), and the internet
--- Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by Lead Counsel
--- Must be able to handle a large case inventory.
--- Periodically lifting in excess of 20 pounds throughout the day, depending on court matters being handled. Attorneys are required to cover court matters for each other; attorneys have laptops.
--- Bending to pick up the computer bag which sometimes is more than 20 pounds, entering and exiting a vehicle, maneuvering files and computer at security checkpoints,
--- Turning and twisting at work.
--- Sitting for pro-longed periods of time en route to court, in court or at court proceedings, depositions, etc.
--- Walking and rolling brief case with files from vehicle to the legal proceeding and/or deposition, and facilitations, etc.
--- Trial preparation could require lifting in excess 20 lbs. because of exhibits, materials, records from plaintiff, etc. These materials are printed for some proceedings.
--- Ability to work in a remote work environment and ability to travel within the Sacramento area and at times within other areas in Northern California.


--- Medical, Dental, PTO, Holiday tailored to meet your needs. 401K/Match, $15,000 Life Insurance, Award-Winning Employee Care Program. Established and highly regarded reputation with Green Card and H1 processing.

Why should you choose Epitec?
We started Epitec with a single focus, "Placing People First." Knowing every good endeavor begins with listening and understanding, we've set about challenging every part of the employment process. Bringing the proper connections together for the perfect fit.

How is Epitec different?
Epitec gets to know our prospective employees, using these insights to locate the perfect placement for you. We are there, every step of the way. Providing a best-in-class compensation package combined with the opportunity to grow financially and personally through your work.

What is the result?
Epitec represents the world's top companies and works to fill their open jobs with the world's best talent. That's led to Epitec servicing an impressive list of Fortune 100 companies. We've also won many awards, including one of Crain's Detroit Business "Cool Places to Work," and 101 Best & Brightest - local, national and elite winner. And that's just the beginning, as we work to innovate the way the world thinks about employment.

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