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Senior Staff Attorney

San Francisco, CA

We’re determined to make a difference and are proud to be an insurance company that goes well beyond coverages and policies. Working here means having every opportunity to achieve your goals – and to help others accomplish theirs, too. Join our team as we help shape the future.   


Come join an exciting and inclusive work environment where your work matters and we put the customer at the center of all we do. The Senior Staff Attorney role is an in-house position that will handle a designated caseload of Workers’ Compensation cases appearances before the California Workers' Compensation Boards in Oakland, San Francisco and occasionally Santa Rosa. Our selected candidate will be part of collaborative learning environment with onsite appearances in partnership with our Attorney Staff.

The team is committed to personal growth as we strive to provide excellent customer service to our insureds. As part of our commitment to continuous learning, we are proud to act as a CLE provider throughout the year! If you have a passion for the law and enjoy collaborating with within a matrixed business environment where you will have direct interaction with Claims Partners and insureds, we want to speak with you!


  • Analyze complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive and develop well-reasoned legal research
  • Independently create and present defense strategies on behalf of clients
  • Prepare complex pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motions and briefs in support of defense strategies with autonomy
  • Partner with our Claims Partners to achieve the best results for our Hartford insured
  • Provide effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients on legal and factual issues
  • Communicate with the court, witnesses, opposing counsel and co-counsel with professional diplomacy and discretion
  • Facilitate prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases
  • Independently prepare and present witnesses and evidence at trials, judicial/administrative hearings, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolutions
  • Research, draft, file and argue appellate briefs in reviewing courts on behalf of clients
  • Participate in Team Huddles
  • Provide in-house training to junior associates and/or claims partners.
  • Participate in claims file reviews.
  • Attend continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain high level of professional expertise. 


  • Minimum of 5 years of legal practice experience handling complex workers’ compensation cases.
  • JD from accredited law school and license to practice in the state of California
  • Trial experience is preferred
  • Positive minded and collaborative team-player attitude
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Solid MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
  • Lexis Nexis experience is a plus!
  • Self-directed with excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly leverage new software as required.


This position is a remote work opportunity however, our selected candidate will travel 1-4 days per week (pending future court openings) within the following geography: Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Rosa California. We offer flexible work arrangements and enjoy a business casual work environment.

For full-time, occasional, part-time, or remote positions: (1) high speed broadband internet service is required, we do not recommend or support DSL, wireless, Wifi, Hotspots, Fiber without a modem and Satellite; (2) Internet provider supplied modem/router/gateway is hardwired to the Hartford issued computer with an ethernet cable; and (3) minimum upload/download speeds of 5Mbps/30Mbps will be required. To confirm whether your Internet system has sufficient speeds, please visit from your personal computer.


The listed annualized base pay range is primarily based on analysis of similar positions in the external market. Actual base pay could vary and may be above or below the listed range based on factors including but not limited to performance, proficiency and demonstration of competencies required for the role. The base pay is just one component of The Hartford’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term or annual bonuses, long-term incentives, and on-the-spot recognition. The annualized base pay range for this role is: $123,360 - $185,040

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

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