Staff Attorney - Personal Injury
Company: METRO Transit Authority
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Security & Law Enforcement, Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 5/27/2020
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Basic Function

Provides legal representation and counsel to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County primarily in the areas of personal injury and recovery of property damage.  Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties
  • Represents the agency in litigation and other proceeding before courts primarily concerning personal injury and property damage claims.
  • Provides legal advice and counsel to management, including risk management and other department regarding potential and actual claims and other matters.
  • Negotiates disputes and analyzes liability or litigation exposure.
  • Provides well-reasoned, thorough legal opinions and guidance on various legal matters affecting METRO.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education Requirement

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.  Doctor of Jurisprudence preferred.

Years & Experience Required

One (1) to four (4) years’ litigation experience before state courts, federal courts and administrative agencies.  Experience handling personal injury cases from answer to verdict is preferred.

Knowledge & Skills Required

Active license to practice law in the state of Texas.  Knowledge of the Texas Tort Claims Act and technical legal skills.  Knowledge of legal and court procedures, terminology and documents.  An understanding of the agency and its mission.  Exceptional communications (written and verbal), interpersonal and organizational skills.

LOCATION:

Houston, TX 77002
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