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Trial Attorney- Ft. Myers, FL more...
Location:Fort Myers, FL
Company:Allstate
First posted:June 08, 2017 (last updated 1 week 5 days ago)
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Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field cant be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. Youll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers lives. Well help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, youll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And youll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Are you an expert Litigator with a passion for Insurance Defense? Do you have an interest in being a subject matter expert for a leading insurance carrier’s claims litigation team? As Trial Attorney, you will bring your subject matter expertise in Claims Defense Litigation to represent clients who are customers of Allstate Insurance Company, Encompass Insurance Company, and Esurance.

Allstate's Staff & Retained Counsel team represents policyholders in claims-related litigation/disputes through staff counsel offices at approximately 77 locations in 35 states and, when appropriate, through the retention of outside law firms around the country. It also represents the Company in a variety of litigation as well.

The Litigation Services Attorney job family is responsible for managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation/Disputes work and related issues/matters. Represents insured and the Company in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits, subrogation, and Allstate Financial cases. Prepares for and conducts hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and depositions. Prepares and argues pre and post-trial motions. Assists colleagues in the resolution of calendar conflicts. Provides counsel to business clients on day to day issues. Monitors and reviews new laws, regulations, and case law; identifies and summarizes relevant issues; collaborates with other areas of Law &Regulation department; proactively provides advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business; monitors counsel.

In this role you will:

  • Assess liability and damages, and develop defenses to allegations for successful resolution of cases 
  • Attend hearings, mediations, and conduct trials 
  • Argue motions, take effective depositions of lay and expert witnesses 
  • Consult with clients and opposing counsel and the judiciary 
  • Coordinate the case handling with claims personnel 
  • Complete necessary system documentation 
  • Assist other attorneys in resolving calendar conflicts

Job Qualifications

The Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate and member in good standing in the state of Florida
  • Up to 5 years of litigation and or subrogation experience, including 1st OR 2nd chair jury trial experience
  • Insurance defense strongly preferred
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, LexisNexis (preferred), and the internet
  • Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by Lead Counsel
  • Must be able to handle a heavy caseload
  • Periodically lifting in excess of 20 pounds throughout the day, depending on court matters being handled. Attorneys are required to cover court matters for each other; attorneys have laptops;
  • Bending to pick up the computer bag which sometimes is more than 20 pounds, entering and exiting a vehicle, maneuvering files and computer at security checkpoints,
  • Turning and twisting at work;
  • Driving at least 40-50 miles daily depending on the activities being covered, court, doctors’ depositions, discovery depositions, and case evaluations, etc.
  • Sitting for pro-longed periods of time en route to court, in court or at court proceedings, depositions, etc. ;
  • Walking  and rolling brief case with files from vehicle to the legal proceeding and/or deposition,  and facilitations, etc.;
  • Trial preparation could require lifting in excess 20 lbs. because of exhibits, materials, records from plaintiff, etc.  These materials are printed for some proceedings.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc. You will work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.

 

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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