Job ID: 227387102

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
10 - 15 years
Job Description

Schmid & Voiles, the dedicated law firm of the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. a leader in the medical professional liability arena, seeks an experienced Litigation Attorney in its new Walnut Creek location. The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of case management, including trial and arbitration. This individual will be an experienced attorney with in-depth knowledge of malpractice litigation and medicine and will possess effective courtroom skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represent physicians, covered professionals, and entities in complex, high exposure, medical malpractice lawsuits and assist lead trial attorney by preparing and successfully trying cases to include:

  • Formulating discovery and investigation strategy
  • Obtaining concurrence with Claims Specialist on defense preparation
  • Preparing pleadings
  • Preparing and responding to discovery
  • Attending court appearances
  • Preparing and trying cases

Respond to "hotline" inquiries form the Claims Department

Prepare timely reports to claims at all stages of litigation

Comply with the internal Defense Attorney Guidelines

Represent physicians at deposition in “Depo-only” cases

Employee education and awareness is an important element in the company’s cybersecurity program. Accordingly, as a Litigation Attorney, you are responsible for being cautious and vigilant when opening emails, attachments, links, etc. on CAP’s computer equipment or when accessing the company system remotely. It is also the Litigation Attorney’s responsibility to complete cybersecurity training modules that are periodically distributed by CAP’s IT department.

Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

J.D. Degree

Minimum 8 years medical malpractice litigation experience with some trial expereince

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

License to practice law in California

Knowledge of medical issues

Ability to work independently

Excellent verbal and written communication

Ability to manage multiple priorities/deadlines

Strong analytical skills

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

SCHMID & VOILES / COOPERATIVE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS

CAP was established in 1975 by a group of California physicians concerned about the spiraling cost of medical malpractice coverage and who were galvanized to do something about it. The result was a unique medical malpractice liability cooperative whose core product—the Mutual Protection Trust (MPT)—provides medical professional liability...
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