Trial Attorney - Fort Myers, FL

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Job Description

The Trial Attorney will:

  • Assess liability and damages, and develop defenses to allegations for successful resolution of cases
  • Attend hearings, mediations, and conduct trials
  • Argue motions, take effective depositions of lay and expert witnesses
  • Consult with clients and opposing counsel and the judiciary
  • Coordinate the case handling with claims personnel
  • Complete necessary system documentation
  • Assist other attorneys in resolving calendar conflicts

This position will cover the Sarasota County area*
  • The Remote Attorney will be expected to handle a full pending of cases comparable to the file load of an office based attorney.
  • The Remote Attorney will be affiliated with an Allstate Staff Counsel office but the Remote Attorney will not have a physical office in the staff counsel location.
  • The Remote Attorney's equipment will be set up in the home of the Remote Attorney.
  • The Remote Attorney will be provided with the necessary equipment and supplies to handle cases remotely.
  • Remote attorneys and other workers will have regular work schedules agreed upon with their managers and must be accessible during those hours.
  • Home based workers and Remote Attorneys may be required to attend on-site events in an Allstate office that are necessary for the completion of their job responsibilities, including but not limited to, training, meetings, conferences, performance management conversations, etc.
  • The Remote Attorney will be available during regular office hours to participate in meetings, cover court appearances or travel to the Staff Counsel Office as required.
  • The Remote Attorney will devote 100% of their time during office hours to their Allstate responsibilities. Arrangements must be made for any obligations (e.g. child care) that would potentially interfere with this responsibility.
  • The performance standards for the Remote Attorneys and home based employees will be consistent with the performance standards for an office based attorney.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications and Physical Requirements:
  • Must have a Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing of Florida State Bar
  • Must have 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.
  • Must have the 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.

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