Trial Attorney (BI)

    • USAA
  • Garden City, NY
  • Posted 22 days ago | Updated 9 hours ago


On Site
USD 109,130.00 - 208,580.00 per year
Full Time


Property and casualty insurance
Policies and procedures
Legal research
Market analysis
Life insurance
Business intelligence
Regulatory Compliance

Job Details

Let's do something that really matters.

At USAA, we have an important mission: facilitating the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. Not all of our employees served in our nation's military, but we all share in the mission to give back to those who did. We're working as one to build a great experience and make a real impact for our members.

We believe in our core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and service. They're what guides everything we do - from how we treat our members to how we treat each other. Come be a part of what makes us so special!

The Opportunity

We are seeking a dedicated Trial Attorney (BI) for our Long Island Staff Counsel Office in Garden City, NY staff counsel law office location. In this position, you will provide legal representation to USAA members, insured clients, and USAA entities in all phases of civil litigation and legal proceedings pertaining to Property and Casualty covered losses.

We offer a flexible work environment where most of your time will be working from your home office. You are expected to travel in the Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, and Westchester area to attend trial, hearings, depositions, or other case related proceedings. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

What you'll do:
  • Independently manage caseload of simple to moderate Property and Casualty insurance defense cases through arbitration, trial, and possible appeal for clients on cases assigned.
  • May handle and/or assist with complex litigation cases.
  • Appear in court as required, including arbitrations, trials, and mediations.
  • Provide legal advice to clients and P&C Claims team members. Develops, and implements legal strategy and ongoing budget projections to Claims Litigation, and clients, as appropriate on assigned cases.
  • Prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, memoranda, trial briefs and other legal documents on assigned cases.
  • Conduct direct settlement negotiations with plaintiffs' attorneys.
  • Stay current on all relevant statutes, case law, office, and trial-related technology. Attends courses as assigned to maintain appropriate skill sets for trial.
  • Provide training to support staff, P&C Claims and Claims Litigation regarding changes in law, litigation and/or and other processes.
  • Ensure risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled in accordance with risk and compliance policies and procedures.

What you have:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school.
  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required.
  • 6 years of experience practicing law handling personal injury or civil litigation or trial cases.
  • Licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction(s) to be served.
  • Experience practicing law in the court systems within the geographic area being served.
  • Ability to perform online legal research.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

What sets you apart:
  • Nine plus years of experience practicing law in New York State handling personal injury and property damage cases.
  • Substantial First chair jury trial experience in personal injury insurance defense including liability and damages.
  • Experience preparing reports and memos for Claims including initial case analysis, discovery and deposition reports, and trial reports and strategy.
  • US military experience with skills related to one of the following MOS's: Navy (Legalman (LN)), Marines (4410, 4411, 4402, 4405), Army (27A), USAF (51JX / 5J0X1)

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

What we offer:

Compensation: USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market data of the position. The actual salary for this role may vary by location. The salary range for this position is: $109,130.00- $208,580.00.

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance and at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

Benefits: At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

For more details on our outstanding benefits, please visit our benefits page on

Applications for this position are accepted on an ongoing basis, this posting will remain open until the position is filled. Thus, interested candidates are encouraged to apply the same day they view this posting.

USAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.