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The Hartford

Associate Staff Attorney for Workers' Compensation, Los Angeles

3+ months agoRemote

Assoc Staff Attorney - LM08AE

We're determined to make a difference and are proud to be an insurance company that goes well beyond coverages and policies. Working here means having every opportunity to achieve your goals - and to help others accomplish theirs, too. Join our team as we help shape the future.

Come join an exciting and inclusive work environment where your work matters and we put the customer at the center of all we do. You will develop critical legal expertise while working side by side with our experienced attorneys! The Associate Attorney is an in-house position that will handle a designated caseload of approximately 95-105 cases appearances before the CA State Workers' Compensation Boards in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. This position will be part of collaborative learning environment with onsite appearances in partnership with our Senior Attorney Staff. The team is committed to personal growth as we strive to provide excellent customer service to our insureds. As part of our commitment to continuous learning, we are proud to offer an Attorney School and act as a CLE provider throughout the year! If you have a passion for the law and enjoy collaborating with peers, Claims Partners and insureds, we want to speak with you!


• Analyze legal and factual issues, conduct extensive, well-reasoned legal research, independently develop and present defense strategies on behalf of clients in a hybrid case inventory of lien and full defense files.

• Prepare pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motions and briefs in support of defense strategies with supervision

• Responsible for handling lien litigation and occasional full defense strategies • Provide effective and timely communication, information, legal advice and other services to clients on legal and factual issues

• Communicate with the court, witnesses, opposing counsel and co-counsel in a manner consistent with established office procedures

• Accountable for the prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases • Independently prepare and present witnesses evidence at: trials, judicial/administrative hearings, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolutions • Attend CLE seminars as needed


Minimum of 2 years of legal experience with a portion of that legal experience being in worker's compensation

• Juris Doctorate (JD) from accredited law school and licensed to practice in the state of California in good standing

• Functional understanding of claims and litigation is preferred

• Familiarity with the tripartite relationship is a plus!

• Commitment to providing a high level of customer service

• Positive minded and collaborative team-player attitude

• Excellent legal research and writing skills

• Strong MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)

• Effective communicator with strong negotiation skills

• Ability to think strategically and desire to be challenged

• Positive minded and collaborative team-player attitude

For full-time, occasional, part-time or remote positions: (1) high speed broadband internet service is required, we do not recommend or support DSL, wireless, Wifi, Hotspots, Fiber without a modem and Satellite; (2) Internet provider supplied modem/router/gateway is hardwired to the Hartford issued computer with an ethernet cable; and (3) minimum upload/download speeds of 5Mbps/30Mbps will be required. To confirm whether your Internet system has sufficient speeds, please visit from your personal computer


The listed annualized base pay range is primarily based on analysis of similar positions in the external market. Actual base pay could vary and may be above or below the listed range based on factors including but not limited to performance, proficiency and demonstration of competencies required for the role. The base pay is just one component of The Hartford's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term or annual bonuses, long-term incentives, and on-the-spot recognition. The annualized base pay range for this role is:

$79,840 - $119,760

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Job ID: hartford-R2314131
Employment Type: Other