Associate Attorney - Workers Comp Defense

Oklahoma City, OK
Full Time
05-07-2019
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation Defence Exp.: 2+ Years
Description:
Brundo, Testan, Novell & Jimenez has an immediate opening for a workers' compensation defense attorney with at least 2 years of experience in our Oklahoma office. Ideal candidates must have strong litigation, verbal and writing skills. Applicants must be in good standing with the Oklahoma Bar Association.

The ideal candidate will handle all aspects of defending workers compensation claims for benefits including medical, disability, impairment, increased benefits under LC 132a, coverage and employment defenses for clients including insurance companies, third party administrators and employer representatives. Handle all aspects of litigation, including discovery, depositions, trials, arbitration's, liens, and settlement negotiations and documents.

Essential Functions/Tasks
  • Case evaluation and preparation
  • Discovery
  • Prepare for and attend hearings/depositions
  • Report on hearing, depositions, appearances
  • Correspond as needed
  • File pleadings in response to applicants’ claims filed
  • Appearance at WCAB
  • Prepare correspondence to clients regarding status and updates of active claims
  • Perform legal research and analyze cases
  • Develop/recommend case strategy
  • Develop plan of action
  • Write briefs and pleadings
  • Negotiate settlements
  • Administrative duties as they relate to the practice of law
Knowledge and Skills Requirements
  • Knowledge of workers comp law
  • Ability to spot legal issues in other areas
  • Ability to manage caseload effectively
  • Effective Time management
  • Demonstrate good judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Technologically adept
  • Excellent organizational skills

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