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Attorney I, Product Liability Claims

Job ID: 10000038
Date Posted: May 22, 2024
Department ID: 206300
Company: TM Claims Service Inc.

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Job Description

Description

Marketing Statement:

TM Claims Service (TMCS) is an independent global claims management firm established in 1987 to provide clients with a broad range of claims related services in the areas of transportation, product liability and overseas travel accident insurance. As part of the Tokio Marine Group of companies TM Claims Service provides claims handling services throughout the US and the Americas. Founded in 1879, Tokio Marine is recognized as Japan's oldest insurer and one of the largest insurance groups in the world. Tokio marine has offices in 38 countries staffed by more than 15000 employees outside of Japan.

($100,000 - $142,000 annually - plus Bonus component)

Job Summary:

Supervise and handle complex product liability (PL) litigation and claims under minimal supervision. Provide complex liability assessment and recommendations to clients in order to assure a high quality of claim handling and litigation supervision.

Essential Job Functions:

Supervise and handle complex Product Liability litigation and claims by conducting investigation and defense strategy and providing client reports with analysis and advice on further handling. Identify proper policy and determine coverage.

  • Provide sophisticated and independent instruction to outside defense counsel, claim agents, investigators, and experts.
  • Evaluate liability and damages to determine proper reserves, develop defense strategy and negotiate settlements.
  • Attend mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences, small claim hearings, depositions, inspections, legal engineering conferences, trials. Some travel required.
  • Provide recommendations, suggestions, and opinions regarding legal matters. Analyze and draft various legal documents, releases and contracts.
  • Handle Non-Marine claims other than PL.
  • Conduct or participate in client/claim review meetings.
  • Conduct seminars for clients and staff on important claims technical and legal issues.
  • Update and revise internal manuals, forms and procedures.
  • Maintain proper documentation in file.
  • Obtain and record accurate and complete data.
  • Assist Manager in training and developing technical staff.
  • Mentor staff as assigned.
  • Responsible for complying with proper internal controls as necessary to conduct job functions and/or carry out responsibilities and/or administrative activities at Company.    

Qualifications:

  • J.D. or LLB Degree, and admitted to the Bar
  • Minimum five years of tort experience
  • Product liability defense experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of U.S. civil procedure and legal system
  • Understanding of advanced concepts of technical and engineering matters
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Applications, Word, Excel
  • International work experience and foreign languages preferred
  • Ability to work as a team member

EEO Statement:

Tokio Marine Group of Companies (including, but not limited to the Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Tokio Marine America, Inc., TMNA Services, LLC, TM Claims Service, Inc. and First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In order to remain competitive we must attract, develop, motivate, and retain the most qualified employees regardless of age, color, race, religion, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, family circumstances, life experiences, marital status, military status,  sexual orientation and/or any other status protected by law.

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