Trial Attorney - Baltimore, MD
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 The Trial Attorney will: Represent insureds of Allstate and the Company in the defense of low to moderate to exposure bodily injury and Property damage law suits. Assess liability and damages and develop defenses to allegations and/or pursuit of Subrogation for a successful resolution of cases. Effectively negotiate settlements including all aspects of liability and damages Attend hearings and conduct trials Argue motions; take effective depositions of lay and expert witnesses Consult with clients, opposing counsel and the judiciary Coordinate the case handling with claims personnel Complete necessary system documentation Assist other attorneys in resolving calendar conflicts Key Responsibilities Effectively negotiate settlements including all aspects of liability and damages Attend hearings and conduct trials Argue motions; take effective depositions of lay and expert witnesses Consult with clients, 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 Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing of Maryland State Bar Up to five years Insurance Defense, Subrogation and/or Personal Injury litigation experience 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. 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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