Senior Trial Attorney - Fairfax, VA
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Competencies Leadership Principles: We Continuously Get Better Leadership Principles: We Develop Each Other Leadership Principles: We Drive Results Leadership Principles: We Win Together Leadership Principles: We're Here to Serve Leadership Principles: We're Transparent Job Description The Position Represent clients who are customers of Allstate Insurance Company, Encompass, and Esurance (the Company) in the defense of bodily injury liability and property damage liability lawsuits. Represent the Company in the defense of certain uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. The Trial Attorney will conduct examinations under oath of claimants asserting claims against the Company under their insurance policies and, acquire broad knowledge of the Company, your business areas processes and procedures as well as best practices. The Trial Attorney 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. Job Qualifications The Qualifications Juris Doctorate and member in good standing of the state of Virginia Bar Up to 10 plus 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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