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Staff Counsel Attorney

Donegal Insurance Group
Marietta, PA
  • Expired: October 06, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Company Overview

Donegal Insurance Group is a regional property-casualty insurance company doing business in 24 states, headquartered in Marietta, PA, with 4 regional offices located in Athens, GA, Grand Rapids, MI, Albuquerque, NM, and Glen Allen, VA.

Donegal offers a broad range of personal and commercial insurance products sold exclusively through our network of independent agents. We are committed to the independent agency system and proud of the company's heritage, which spans over 130 years. Donegal's strong financial foundation and successful operating strategies have earned the company a rating of 'A' (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company, the nation's leading insurance rating organization.

Job Summary

We are interested in a recent law school graduate or attorney (0-3 years) with an interest in insurance defense litigation to join our positive and productive Staff Counsel law firm. The Staff Counsel Attorney will work as part of a group to provide legal representation to personal lines and commercial lines policyholders of Donegal Mutual Insurance Company. The Staff Counsel Attorney will be responsible for supporting all aspects of litigation -drafting pleadings (including Preliminary Objections), sending out and analyzing discovery responses (including analysis and summary of medical records), drafting motions and attending hearings with supervision, drafting reports, researching valuation of cases, assisting with deposition and trial preparation, and assisting with the delivery of high-quality representation of our insured policyholders. Additional duties include researching procedural and substantive law on complex issues related to insurance defense.

We are looking for a self-motivated attorney who works well with others and thrives in a team approach to litigation, and will use their legal education, prior work experience, internship or clerkship experience to contribute to the representation of Donegal insureds in courts throughout Pennsylvania. The Claims Attorney will fully and effectively utilize available and emerging technology, case management systems and automation, demonstrate a personal commitment to professional development, and assist with a highly productive case volume and an organized and proactive approach to case management.

This is a full-time, exempt position at our Marietta, PA headquarters. The preferred candidate will live in Lancaster County and the surrounding areas. Candidates will be considered if they can be in the office a minimum of three (3) days per week.

Qualifications and Skills
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • Active license to practice law inPennsylvania required.
  • Experience 0-3 years with legal internship or clerkship experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail, along with the ability to organize and prioritize your own workload and assist with office workload.
  • Strong listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to identify risks with strong understanding of all applicable ethical duties.
  • Ability to work through conflict and resolve issues with a professional demeanor.
  • Highly skilled with computer-based applications and systems, including Microsoft Office, ability to use digital case management and file management systems, and LEXIS.
  • Practice areas will include commercial and personal MVA, Premises Liability, General Liability, Subrogation, Workers' Compensation, and all areas of insurance defense.

Benefits

Donegal Insurance Group offers a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time, permanent positions. Learn more about our benefit offerings by visiting our Benefits page.

Additional Information

Donegal Insurance Group participates in E-Verify in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. If you reside in one of the listed states, please review the "Notice of E-Verify Participation" and the "Right to Work Poster" on the links below:
  • Notice of E-Verify Participation Poster (English and Spanish)
  • Right to Work Poster (English and Spanish)

Donegal Insurance Group

Address

Marietta, PA
17547 USA

Industry

Legal

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