Trial Attorney - Torrance, CA

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Job Description

The Team:

The Staff & Retained Counsel division represents policyholders in claims-related litigation/disputes through staff counsel offices throughout multiple states and, when appropriate, through the retention of outside law firms around the country. It also represents the company in a variety of litigation as well. This group is responsible for leading, coordinating and advancing Allstate’s large nationwide staff counsel organization and the strategic management of the Claims panel of retained outside counsel. The Staff & Retained Counsel group works closely with our Claim Department as well as the company’s regions to regularly assess both short and long-term strategic needs, direction and trends.

The Position:

The Trial Attorney represents insured’s 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 for a successful resolution of cases. Allstate’s Litigation Services team provides legal assistance in connection with large and complex claims cases, and manages controversies arising from the implementation and execution of claims policies and procedures, both before and after litigation has commenced (including appeals). This practice group also assists with insurance coverage disputes by providing legal opinions and managing related litigation. This group also provides training and advice to the claims organization.

  • 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 and 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 and member in good standing in the state of California
  • 2-5 years of litigation 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. Will work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.
  • Ability to travel

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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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.

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