GeoVera Holdings, Inc.

Catastrophe Claims Litigation Paralegal

Job Locations US-CA-Fairfield
# of Openings


The Catastrophe Claims Litigation Paralegal works closely with the Catastrophe Claims Litigation Executive, the General Counsel, claims staff and outside counsel regarding litigated claims case management from the notice of representation or complaint and answer through discovery to settlement, trial and appeals. This position reports to the General Counsel.

Essential Functions

  • Support and work with Claims Litigation Executive and the General Counsel to provide efficient and effective management of catastrophe litigation claims.
  • Work with outside counsel responsible each litigation claim to ensure timely and complete filing and service of litigation materials including pleadings, discovery materilas, subpoenas and briefs.
  • Manage files to ensure receipt of timely and effective status memorandum from outside counsel.
  • Assist in outside counsel in preparation of discovery requests and responses and other materials and documents necessary for for litigation.
  • Adhere to legal document standards to ensure proper format and completeness for court acceptance.
  • Reviews and analyzes all court documents received to determine appropriate actions or responses required, under supervision of the Catastrophe Claims Litigation Executive and the General Counsel.
  • Performs legal research and prepares summary of analysis as needed.
  • Performs analysis, review, and compilation of documentation to ensure accuracy required during litigation discovery process
  • Reviews and replies to various correspondences from internal and external contacts as necessary
  • Manage electronic sets of documents
  • Oversee document deliveries and track final executed documentation. 
  • Attends meetings regarding litigation process and issues, as necessary.
  • Calendar and monitor litigation deadline dates
  • Accurately document transactions and status in claims system.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties as required and assists with special projects.

Minimum Requirements

Education, training, and experience:

  • BA/BS and/or Paralegal Certificate (or Attorney Attestation under California Business & Professions Code)
  • 2+ years of personal lines litigation and case management experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of State and Federal civil procedures, rules of court, and local rules
  • Experience performing legal research, maintaining/organizing client case files, and drafting of various general litigation documents
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment to ensure timely and accurate response to litigation requirements.
  • Superior communication and organization skills, including ability to prepare persuasive correspondence to external parties and to articulate complex issues in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work efficiently and accurately under frequent time pressures.
  • Proficiency in the use of multiple word processing and PC-based software packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy, able to prioritize effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to works well with management and co-workers

NOTE: Job descriptions are not intended to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job, but are intended to accurately reflect principal job elements. The terms “GeoVera Holdings” or the "Company" as used in this job description may refer to GeoVera Holdings, Inc.


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