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Trial Counsel Attorney - KS, MO and NE (Work from Home)

Company: Allstate
Location: Northbrook
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job 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. 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. Plus, Allstate is changing how, when, and where we work-to lead us boldly into our future. We're empowering our employees to create better ways of working through more intentional use of communication and collaboration practices, processes and tools.

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 more than 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 Summary:
Trial Attorney responsible for handling litigated matters to conclusion, including trial and arbitration work. 1st chair jury trial experience in the courtroom is a plus; this position will be handling third party cases, UM/UIM first party cases, property, auto negligence, insurance defense and SIU matters. Responsible for complex goals regarding client and claims satisfaction, unit cost improvement, disposition ratio, resolution focused litigation strategy, cycle time, as well as the development of less experienced attorneys and support staff.
Cases are primarily in Kansas and Missouri, however, this position will serve as a back-up to the dedicated attorney in Nebraska. Must have a license to practice law in KS and MO and either have an active license in NE or be able to obtain a license to practice in NE by reciprocity within 6-9 months of hire date. Key Responsibilities:
Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90-day contact, strategy conferences, etc.) 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.) Draft post-trial motions Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate Second chair cases with Trial Attorneys and Senior Trial Attorneys, as needed Common Responsibilities

Legal Advice and Counseling
Conduct research and determine applicable and pertinent laws, statutes, regulations, rules, and other legal authority; identify legal issues and make strategic recommendations
Provide advice and counsel clients on emerging legal issues and risk
Counsel clients on strategic initiatives and serve on project teams as needed to provide legal advice
Business Knowledge and Acumen
Gather facts from client to understand strategic goals and objectives client intends to achieve from intended action
Work with business colleagues to develop and implement change
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned Job Qualifications

Possesses a juris doctorate and a license to practice law in KS and MO and either have an active license in NE or be able to obtain a license to practice in NE by reciprocity within 6-9 months of hire date (Majority of work is in Kansas and Missouri; will serve as a backup to Attorney whom is dedicated to Nebraska).
7+ years related experience typical
Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
Demonstrates ethics and integrity
Has relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization
Insurance-industry experience preferred
Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes Compensation Data
Compensation range for this position is $128,500 - $150,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications. The position is eligible for an annual bonus, in addition to the base salary compensation range.
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 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. For a full description of Allstate's benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits

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

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