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Managing Attorney

The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) is looking for a Managing Attorney. In conjunction with the Director of Litigation Management and other agency authorities, the Managing Attorney conducts and/or assists with the agency’s litigation while maintaining and promoting relationships with clients and other legal representatives.

As the Managing Attorney, you will advocate on behalf of SORM before the Division of Workers Compensation, State Office of Administrative Hearings, Texas Workforce Commission, Department of Labor, EEOC, and courts and acts as a liaison between SORM and the Office of the Attorney General. You will actively engage with core staff, directors, and executive management to identify client needs; provide advice and guidance; and ensure proposed courses of action are in compliance with legal requirements and align with strategic objectives. We expect you to maintain transparency
throughout the course of litigation and communicate regularly with stakeholders and management.

As the Managing Attorney, you must be confident, driven, organized, and analytical. This position requires a high degree of professionalism; a strong work ethic with an inherent understanding of ethical duties; effective written and verbal communication skills; exceptional ability to motivate, persuade, and influence others; excellent problem-solving skills; and the ability to delegate responsibilities and prioritize duties. This position requires an extensive knowledge
of and experience with Texas workers’ compensation laws. May train, coordinate, and lead the workload of others.

Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full job description for the Managing Attorney (Attorney II; Posting 21-0304; PDF) position and apply below.

The Office

The State Office of Risk Management is a unique state agency with an environment of creativity and collaboration. Our employees appreciate the warm atmosphere, mutual respect, progressive approach, engagement, and genuine community that comes from truly caring about each other and what we can do together. We don’t do silos, and your voice and happiness is as important as your skill. We take pride in our mission, our colleagues, and our belonging.

Advantages of working with SORM:

  • Casual dress code
  • Open and accepting environment
  • Wellness and employee engagement activities
  • Much more.

Advantages of working for the State:

  • State Medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Free downtown parking
  • Employee Assistance Program from legal services to mental health
  • Transit discounts
  • State discounts are offered at many stores, hotels, cell phone service providers, and more!

The Texas State Office of Risk Management is administratively attached to the Office of the Attorney General and is governed by a five-member Board. The Office is charged by law to administer insurance services obtained by Texas state agencies, including the self-insured government employees workers’ compensation insurance program and the state risk management programs. Its mission is to enable State of Texas agencies to protect their employees, the general public, and the State’s physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

How to Apply

You may apply to the job directly through the CAPPS Career Section.

Or, you can mail a State of Texas application (Word) to:

  • Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management
  • State Office of Risk Management
  • P.O. Box 13777
  • Austin, TX 78711-3777

Applicants may direct inquiries to Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management, at linda.griffin@sorm.texas.gov.

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