Allstate Trial Attorney – Boston, MA in Boston, Massachusetts
Trial Attorney – Boston, MA
POSTED DATE:May 3, 2021
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• Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propounds discovery, and develop strategy
• Contact clients to discuss the case and answer any questions and maintain 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
• Conduct depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents
• Prepare and conduct court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)
• Conduct settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.)
• Try and/or arbitrate cases
• Prepare 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
Juris Doctorate degree and member in good standing of Massachusetts State Bar
Three plus years of 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 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 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.
Ability to work in a "hybrid" work scenario (home based and onsite/office)
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/ (https://allstatehr.lightning.force.com/lightning/r/EmailMessage/02s1I00000aabkRQAQ/view?ws=%2Flightning%2Fr%2FCase%2F5001I00000biQhDQAU%2Fview)
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