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Associate Attorney

Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation, 2237 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America Req #39
Thursday, May 2, 2024

LWCC is a Champion of Louisiana business and proud to be headquartered in the state capital, Baton Rouge. As a model single-state, private mutual workers’ comp company, we promote safety, security, and stability in Louisiana. LWCC is dedicated to excellence in execution, from underwriting to life-long care of injured workers. We are proud to partner with our agents, and together deliver outstanding service to policyholders and their workers. Our commitment is to be there for Louisiana. Always. 

We are Louisiana Loyal, more than a tagline, this is a mantra and a movement that inspires us to be a catalyst elevating Louisiana’s position in America. We hope to inspire other Louisiana businesses and citizens to join us in helping Louisiana thrive by bettering our state one business and one worker at a time.

In 2023, the company was named as a Best Place to Work by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for the fourth time. LWCC has been recognized by industry leading benchmarker AON and named to the Ward’s 50® group of top-performing insurance companies for achieving outstanding results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period, 2015-2019. 

Our company offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; a 401(k) savings plan; educational assistance; and an on-site fitness center. LWCC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status.

For more information on the corporation and its services, please visit To learn more about Louisiana Loyal, please visit


The Associate Attorney represents LWCC and/or its policyholders in court or legal proceedings and issues advisory opinions of a complex nature.

Major Areas of Accountability

  • Represents the LWCC and/or its policyholders in important litigation before trial courts, appellate courts and administrative tribunals statewide. 
  • Provides guidance, assistance, and training to attorneys with less experience. 
  • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of legal documents, memoranda of law and other documents incidental to litigation. 
  • Coordinates and participates in in-service seminars for claims department personnel.
  • Advises claims department personnel and policyholders of litigation plans and significant litigation developments.
  • Conducts legal research and prepares written opinions.
  • Conducts depositions and prepares deposition summaries.
  • Other assignments as directed.
    • Partners with designated departments on the onboarding and training of new leaders within the company

Personality/Working Style

  • Strong character
    • Alignment with company values, mission, and vision
    • Trustworthy and honest
  • Strong leadership skills
    • Goals-oriented and results focused
    • An entrepreneurial, can-do spirit and roll up sleeves attitude
    • Change management skills to support and lead performance change initiatives
    • Strong critical thinking and collaboration skills to help the business partners achieve the best results
    • Facilitation skills to manage meetings and projects to achieve objectives.
  • Passion for innovation
    • Adaptive to changing business plans (tolerance for ambiguity)
    • Desire to partner with designated teams to achieve department goals
  • Strong communicator
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills; computer literate
    • Effective communication, listening and training skills
    • Willingness to have difficult conversations and resolve conflict
    • Commitment to accountability
    • Relationship building skills to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships across a broad range of departments and disciplines
  • Significant in-state travel. Preferred candidate will have significant trial experience in both state and federal courts in Louisiana. Experience in workers' compensation and/or Longshore defense preferred but not required.

Education and Experience

  • Possession of a license to practice law in the State of Louisiana
  • A minimum of four to six (4 - 6) years’ experience as an attorney practicing Louisiana and/or federal workers' compensation defense,
    • OR
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working as a Staff Attorney for the LWCC legal department
  • Areas of concentration may include a level of difficulty dealing with State Workers’ Compensation litigation; Maritime litigation (including Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act and Jones Act); and the aggressive recovery of benefits through Subrogation litigation.
  • Those associate attorneys whose caseloads include considerable maritime litigation will be hired/retained at the upper range of the pay scale due to the complexity of issues and labor market demands afforded this type of legal experience and expertise.
  • Prior legal experience in other specialty or complex areas of law may be substituted in part for experience at any attorney level based upon departmental need.
  • Movement between attorney levels is not automatic and promotions are not given solely on service years.  Promotions are based on: (1) corporate and departmental need; (2) performance (3) budgetary considerations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills associated with the job.

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  • Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation, 2237 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America