Lead Litigation Attorney (Attorney 3)

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

Status: Executive Service*

*Note: An Executive Service employee serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. As such, if conditions arise such as work curtailment or unavailability, sub-standard work performance, poor attendance or conduct, termination of employment may occur. Further, individuals hired into this open position(s) will not have a right to appeal, or standards for the application of disciplinary procedures applying to regularly appointed employees that have achieved career status do not apply to executive service appointed employees.




The Division of TennCare is seeking a Lead Legal Review Attorney in the TennCare Eligibility Appeals Organization within the Division of Member Services. Under the supervision of the Legal Review Administrator, the Lead Attorney will be the direct supervisor to approximately eleven (11) Legal Review Attorneys. Legal Review Attorney’s review all eligibility appeals to determine if a valid claim has been alleged. This review requires Legal Review Attorneys to research application processing information, locate and review documents pertinent to the appeal, and exercise sound judgment as to the validity of claims alleged on appeal. Due to the supervisory nature of this position, the Lead Legal Review Attorney must possess excellent organizational, analytical, collaborative skills.


Position Requirements



·        Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

·        Juris Doctor from an accredited college or university

·        Active License to practice law in Tennessee

·        Actively practicing Law for at least four (4) years

·        Ability to foster and maintain cohesive working relationships

·        Ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines

·        Ability to exercise sound judgment

·        Strong managerial and organizational skills necessary, including the ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage workload to meet specific timeframes and deadlines

·        Excellent communication skills required

·        Ability to interpret and execute public policy

·        Knowledge of and experience with Administrative Procedures


Job Location:  Nashville, Tennessee


How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send their resumes along with a cover letter to hcfa.ogc@tn.gov by February 6, 2019.


Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send their resumes along with a cover letter to hcfa.ogc@tn.gov by February 6, 2019.

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