U-Haul International

Assistant General Counsel-Products Liability

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  • Full Time
  • Phoenix, AZ
June 3, 2024 Attorney

Job Description


2721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 United States of America

The U-Haul International, Inc. Legal Department seeks a skilled product liability/personal injury litigator with 3-7 years of experience to assist in the management and coordination of the nationwide defense of product liability, negligence and insurance coverage matters brought against the various U-Haul entities.   This position will also focus on the investigation of accidents involving U-Haul moving equipment and pre-suit oversight of certain types of claims. This is an in-office position in Phoenix, Arizona.

The qualified candidate must possess the ability to quickly assess the legal exposure posed by a variety of situations unique to U-Haul and provide concise and correct legal advice to both U-Haul field personnel and senior management.   This is a fast-paced job that is only suited to a self-starter who has the experience to quickly take ownership of an existing caseload of complex matters. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing product liability, negligence and insurance coverage litigation;

  • Effectively managing outside counsel and litigation budgets;

  • Directing accident investigations, including retaining consultants, interviewing witnesses and coordinating with members of other U-Haul departments;

  • Drafting, revising and coordinating discovery;

  • Preparing corporate representatives and U-Haul witnesses for depositions;

  • Providing advice and direction on insurance claims and insurance coverage matters;

  • Providing general legal advice to U-Haul field personnel on a wide variety of legal issues.


  • J.D. from an ABA accredited school and a current, in-good-standing admission to at least one state bar;

  • Experience defending significant product liability and negligence lawsuits;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective management of litigation;

  • Experience vetting and hiring expert witnesses;

  • First or second chair experience at trial or arbitration;

  • Experience coordinating and responding to discovery;

  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proactive mindset;

  • Ability to travel.

Salary requirements must be submitted with resume.  We will not consider any candidates who do not include salary requirements.

U-Haul Offers: 

  • Full Medical coverage 

  • Prescription plans 

  • Dental & Vision Plans 

  • New indoor fitness gym 

  • Gym Reimbursement Program 

  • Registered Dietitian Program  

  • Weight Watchers  

  • Onsite medical clinic for you and your family 

  • Career stability 

  • Opportunities for advancement 

  • Valuable on-the-job training 

  • Tuition reimbursement program 

  • Free online courses for personal and professional development at U-Haul University® 

  • Business and travel insurance 

  • You Matter Employee Assistance Program 

  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick days  

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) 

  • 401(k) Savings Plan 

  • Life insurance 

  • Critical Illness/Group Accident 

  • 24-hour physician available for kids 

  • MetLaw Legal program 

  • MetLife auto and home insurance 

  • Mindset App Program 

  • Discounts on cell phone plans, hotels, and more 

  • LifeLock Identity Theft 

  • Savvy consumer wellness programs - from health care tips to financial wellness 

  • Dave Ramsey’s SmartDollar Program 

  • U-Haul Federal Credit Union 

  • Wellness Program

U-Haul Holding Company, and its family of companies including U-Haul International, Inc. (“U-Haul”), continually strives to create a culture of health and wellness. Consistent with applicable state law, U-Haul will not hire or re-hire individuals who use nicotine products.  The states in which U-Haul will decline to hire nicotine users are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. U-Haul has observed this hiring practice since February 1, 2020 as part of our commitment to a healthy work environment for our team.   

U-Haul is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, provincial, state or local law. Individual accommodations are available on requests for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Information obtained during this process will only be shared on a need to know basis.

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