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Director of Litigation

Date Posted: 7/11/2022

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Job Description

Adams and Martin is now hiring for an amazing Director of Litigation Position
This position is for someone who has great experience and expertise understanding, and managing litigation 

Essential Duties:
Litigation & Claims Management

  • Work closely with the Property & Liability Claims team, defense panel of attorneys, and pool members to ensure appropriate management of legal matters related to the Property & Liability program.
  • Establish and monitor appropriate claim reserves.
  • Monitor and assess litigation trends and data impacting the assigned pool.
  • Exercise oversight of defense counsel for compliance with applicable litigation management guidelines;
  • Review and assess defense counsel performance, using both subjective and objective measures.
  • Monitor defense counsel firm and vendor billing to assure reasonableness and compliance with litigation management guidelines.
  • As needed, schedule and manage "round-table' meetings with defense counsel for case review and evaluation.
  • Maintain and update litigation guidelines as needed.
  • Monitor and advise on additions/removals of attorneys to/ Attorney Panel.
  • Assist members as may be necessary with claims-related questions.
  • Assist the Chief Claims Officer in preparing for monthly claims meetings, the Claims & Coverage Committee and the Executive Committee.
  • Provide direction on litigation management, and working directly with member or attorney contacts on high profile claims. 
  • Provide back-up and coverage support to the Chief Claims Officer.
  • Attend settlement conferences, mediations, and arbitrations.
  • Provide or obtain settlement authority within established guidelines.
  • Monitor and approve trial preparation activities by defense counsel.
  • Evaluate cases set for trial for need for mock trials, focus groups or other pre-trial preparations.
Qualifications/Skills:
Education, Experience & Knowledge
  • A bachelor's degree in a related field (Paralegal Degree or Juris Doctorate preferred).
  • Claim management or litigation experience with schools, colleges, or public entities preferred.
  • Familiarity with California Government and Education codes preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of litigation management techniques as they relate to litigated claims or subrogated matters.
  • Proven negotiating skills.


We are an equal opportunity employer and make hiring decisions based on merit. Recruitment, hiring, training, and job assignments are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, or any other protected classification. We consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
To apply please email your resume to mwirtz@adamsmartingroup.com

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:Full-Time
  • Location:Cerritos, CA
  • Job Type:Legal
  • Experience:Not Specified
  • Education:Not Specified
  • Date Posted:7/11/2022
  • Contact: Michelle Wirtz (714) 433-6860
  • Pay Range: $133,000.00 - $172,000.00 Annually
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Job Reference: JO-2206-166215