Managing Attorney III The candidate will manage all Staff Counsel office activities relating to the defense of lawsuits against firm's insured's in liability suits, and on behalf of firm's in subrogation, Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM), and PIP suits or arbitrations, filed in courts of limited and unlimited jurisdiction. Will manage subordinates in all activities relating to the defense of lawsuits and against firm's insured's in liability cases, and on behalf of firm's in UM/UIM, PIP and subrogation suits. Interviews and/or approves job applicants for employment. Conducts and/or reviews associate performance appraisals. Initiates or approves salary adjustments, performance ratings, and other personnel changes. Counsels associates and takes disciplinary action or terminates the employment of associates as appropriate. Represents firm's insured's in liability cases, UM/UIM and PIP suits filed in courts of limited and unlimited jurisdiction. Researches laws and prepares legal briefs, opinions, and memoranda. Renders opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the Claims Department. Prepares and handles pleadings, motions, and discovery, to include depositions/examinations before trial and examinations under oath. Defends all assigned matters by trial, arbitration, or mediation, as applicable. Meets deadlines to respond to pleadings, and correspondence; appears timely in court, arbitrations, depositions, meetings and other scheduled matters. Trains and supervises less experienced attorneys and support staff, including assisting attorneys as first and second chair counsel, and/or observing attorneys at trials and arbitrations; Monitors all applicable bar requirements including mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements; Conducts file audits and provides feedback on quality of file handling and expense management. Travels to attend trials, hearings, arbitrations, depositions, management meetings, and conferences. Reviews office reports and implements changes to improve office statistics, including timeliness of reports to clients, productivity reports, client and claims survey results, closure ratio, dependability ratio, and subrogation results. Adheres to the firm's Code of Conduct, company policies, and operating principles. Meets attendance standard of the business location to perform necessary job functions and to facilitate interaction with subordinates and management. Must be licensed and in good standing to practice law in the state of Texas and meet and maintain licensing requirements including mandatory CLE requirements. Must have 10 years of litigation experience including insurance defense or personal injury.