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Sr. Trial Attorney - Jacksonville, FL

Company: HCPro, Inc.
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Description

The world isn't standing still, and neither is Allstate. We're moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers' evolving needs. That's why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, you'll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. You'll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You'll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards - a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life's uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we've thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever's coming next - to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We've been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don't follow the trends. We set them.

Job Description Job Family Summary

The Litigation Services Attorney job family is responsible for managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation / Disputes work and related issues/matters

Job Summary

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. Provides project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams. Monitors and reviews new laws, regulations, and case law; identifies and summarizes relevant issues; collaborates with other areas of L&R department; proactively provides advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business; monitors counsel

Key Responsibilities Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy

Contacts clients to discuss their case and answer any questions.Maintains contact at a minimum of 90 days

Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90 day contact, strategy conferences, etc.)

Review all documentary evidence

Prepares witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses

Conducts depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents

Prepares and conducts court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)

Conducts settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.)

Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions in liminie and summary documents

Draft post-trial motions

Prepare for and participate in appeals

Provide legal opinions to claims clients

Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate

Manages projects Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy

Contacts clients to discuss their case and answer any questions.Maintains contact at a minimum of 90 days

Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90 day contact, strategy conferences, etc.)

Review all documentary evidence

Prepares witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses

Conducts depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents

Prepares and conducts court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)

Conducts settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.)

Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions in liminie and summary documents

Draft post-trial motions

Prepare for and participate in appeals

Provide legal opinions to claims clients

Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate

Manages projects

Job Qualifications Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing of Florida State Bar

Up to seven years in Civil, Premises liability, Insurance Defense, or Personal Injury litigation experience

Personal injury defense and bodily injury experience preferred

Trial and/or Arbitration experience is preferred, with flexibility to work across several disciplines that may include SIU, PIP, UM and Subrogation.

No Fault and/or SIU experience is a plus.

Computer skills required; experience with Microsoft Office, Lexis, and the internet

Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by an attorney Lead Counsel

Must be able to handle a large caseload

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. Will work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.

Ability to travel

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.

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.

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 HandsĀ®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary - but that's 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, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

Learn more about life at Allstate. Connect with us on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram and LinkedIn or watch a video .

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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Job ID: 54660582

Position Title: Sr. Trial Attorney - Jacksonville, FL

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