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Job Description

Allstate's Staff & Retained Counsel team represents policyholders in claims-related litigation / disputes through staff counsel offices at approximately 77 locations in 35 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 unit 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. This team 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.

As Trial Attorney, you will bring your subject matter expertise in claims defense litigation to represent clients who are customers of Allstate Insurance Company, Encompass Insurance Company, and Esurance (“the Company”) in: bodily injury (BI), property damage, no-fault/PIP, special investigations (SIU), arbitration and subrogation cases. You will acquire broad knowledge of the Company and our business lines as well as assert processes, procedures and best practices. You will determine litigation tactics and negotiate cases for timely claims resolution, representing the insured of Allstate and the Company in the defense of low to moderate to exposure bodily injury, property damage, PIP and/or Subrogation lawsuits. Assess liability and damages and develop defenses to allegations 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 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

Successful candidates will possess the following experience, skills and attributes: 

• Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and member in good standing of the New Jersey state bar 
• Approx 2-5 years of litigation experience; Insurance Defense, Personal Injury Protection Benefits litigation and/or Subrogation strongly preferred
• Trial and/or PIP Arbitration experience is preferred

• Flexibility to work across several disciplines that may include Bodily Injury claims, Personal injury Protection matters, SIU and Subrogation
• Proven time management skills including ability to handle multiple cases, prioritize and organize, and establish and meet time lines 

• Ability to handle a large caseload and work in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; strong presentation and collaboration skills including the ability to partner with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, etc. 
• Independent worker as well as team player to collaborate and work cohesively with a group of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by Lead Counsel 
• Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills 
• Effective negotiation skills 

• Ability to travel to multiple courts in Northern/Central/Southern New Jersey
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft, LexisNexis (preferred), and the Internet


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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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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