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Trial Counsel Attorney - Sacramento, CA

Company: Allstate
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 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 Header: Job Code: 70016089
Band: E

FLSA: Exempt 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 insureds 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 project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams within L&R and with business clients. Conducts research, substantive drafting, reviewing, advising, and negotiating for more complex matters. Provides budget oversight

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
  • Second chair cases with Trial Attorneys and Senior Trial Attorneys as needed.
  • Review and determine strategy for legal issues sent to home office
  • Participate in business process reviews with claims clientsProject Management:
    Project management skills and law firm/vendor management experience
    Able to interact with all levels of personnel and supervise/oversee the work of more junior resources
    Utilizes subject matter expertise to coach and guide less experienced team members

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience:
    Juris Doctorate and member in good standing of the California State Bar
    5 to 7 plus years of litigation; insurance defense, including 1st 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 and lifting more than 20 pounds, entering and exiting a vehicle, maneuvering files and computer at security checkpoints
    May drive up to 40-50 miles 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 carrying 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.
    Ability to work in a remote or virtual work environment
    Ability to worke remotely and travel within the Sacramento and Rancho Cordova, CA area Notes:
    The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. May be required to perform other related duties as assigned. 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 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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