Trial Attorney - Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
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Apr 14, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
Job Type
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Job Description

As a Trial Attorney, you will represent clients who are customers of Allstate Insurance Company, Encompass Insurance

Company, and Esurance (the Company) in the defense of bodily injury liability and property damage liability

lawsuits. You will also represent the Company in the defense of certain uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. You will

also conduct examinations under oath of claimants asserting claims against the Company under their insurance policies.

You will acquire broad knowledge of the Company, your business areas processes and procedures as well as best

practices. You will be primarily responsible for managing your assigned cases by acquiring, compiling and integrating

case-related information and legal research, developing and implementing litigation strategies in cooperation with your

clients and claims personnel, developing and implementing litigation tactics to obtain prompt resolution of claims, and

achieving team objectives. 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.

Primary accountabilities include:

- Assess liability and damages, and develop defenses to allegations for successful resolution of cases

- Attend hearings and conduct trials

- Argue motions, take effective depositions of lay and expert witnesses

- Consult with clients and opposing counsel and the judiciary

- Coordinate case handling with claims personnel

- Complete necessary case management system documentation

- Assist other attorneys in resolving calendar conflicts as required

-Must be able to handle a heavy caseload

- Will be covering the entire state of Alabama - Must have High Energy

Job Qualifications

-Juris Doctorate and member in good standing of Alabama state bar

-1-5 years of litigation experience, including 1st OR 2nd chair jury trial experience highly preferred

- 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

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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