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Staff Counsel

Company: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
Location: irvine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Construction Defect Staff Counsel


AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a fast-growing commercial insurance company, has an immediate need for an Attorney with construction defect experience to join our Southern California Staff Counsel office. The position partners with AmTrust's insureds and claims professionals to deliver the best possible result in construction defect and property damage lawsuits. Flexible location can be based in our Irvine office or can be remote working from your home.



  • Independently handle a large volume of construction defect cases from inception to trial.
  • Analyze complex legal and factual issues, conduct legal research, independently develop and present defense strategies on behalf of AmTrust's insureds.
  • Prepare pleadings, judicial counsel forms, written discovery, motions and briefs in support of legal defense strategies.
  • Provide effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients and claims professionals on legal and factual issues.
  • Position requires the use of superior independent judgment, research, litigation and analytical skills.
  • Work closely with the AmTrust's claims professionals.
  • Responsible for the prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases.



  • JD from an ABA approved school and license to practice in California.
  • 5+ years of construction defect defense litigation experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of civil procedure, rules of evidence and verbal and writing skills.
  • Extensive deposition and alternative dispute resolution experience a must and trial experience preferred.
  • Ability to handle cases in all the counties of Southern California.

What We Offer

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. offers a competitive compensation package and excellent career advancement opportunities. Our benefits include: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses & children, Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, 401k Savings Plans, Paid Time Off.

AmTrust strives to create a diverse and inclusive culture where thoughts and ideas of all employees are appreciated and respected. This concept encompasses but is not limited to human differences with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion or disabilities.AmTrust values excellence and recognizes that by embracing the diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives of its workforce, it will sustain a competitive advantage and remain an employer of choice. Diversity is a business imperative, enabling us to attract, retain and develop the best talent available. We see diversity as more than just policies and practices. It is an integral part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future.

Keywords: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., Irvine , Staff Counsel, Other , irvine, California

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