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Senior Staff Attorney, Insurance Defense - Texas


Sr Staff Attorney - LM07DE

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.

As a Senior Staff Attorney for The Hartford you will join a collaborative environment where you will have direct contact with our Claims Professionals while working from home! If you join our team, you will find that we foster personal growth and are all driven to provide excellent customer service to our Claims Partners and insureds. If you have a passion for the law, enjoy collaborating with peers, Claims Partners, and insureds, this tort defense attorney position is for you! Our in-house, remote work opportunity is well-suited for an experienced attorney who is dedicated to the practice of law and committed to excellent customer service! We are looking for a colleague with a strong background in civil litigation defending general liability cases, including premises liability, and products liability, motor vehicle liability, and experience in addressing risk transfer issues. The Attorney will work remotely, and make appearances in Bexar, Travis, Nueces, and surrounding counties. Key responsibilities include:

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• Analyze complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive and develop well-reasoned legal research
• Independently create and present defense strategies on behalf of clients
• Prepare complex pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motions and briefs in support of defense strategies with autonomy
• Partner with our Claims Partners to achieve the best results for our Hartford insured
• Provide effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients on legal and factual issues
• Communicate with the court, witnesses, opposing counsel and co-counsel with professional diplomacy and discretion
• Facilitate prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases
• Independently prepare and present witnesses and evidence at trials, hearings, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolutions
• Research, draft, file and argue substantive motions on behalf of clients
• Provide in-house training to junior associates and/or claims partners
• Attend continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain high level of professional expertise.


• Minimum of 7 years of legal practice experience handling tort defense cases
• JD from accredited law school and license to practice in the state of Texas
• First-chair jury trial experience is required
• Positive-minded and collaborative team-player attitude
• Strong legal research and writing skills
• Solid MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
• Lexis Nexis experience a plus
• Self-directed with excellent organizational and prioritization skills
• Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly leverage new software as required


This position is a remote work position; the selected candidate will travel for appearances within Bexar, Travis, Nueces, and surrounding counties.

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:

$123,360 - $185,040

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

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Job ID: hartford-R2416245
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • Fitness Subsidies
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Hours
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Company Outings
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Profit Sharing
  • Professional Development

    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Learning and Development Stipend
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program