Counsel Attorney - McAllen, TX (Remote)

Date Opened: Jan 1, 2023

Location: McAllen, TX, US

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

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.

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 Summary

The Litigation Services Attorney job family is responsible for managing First Party Property insurance cases.

Represents the Company in the defense of homeowners’ property damage lawsuits often related to storm (catastrophe) events.. 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. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Review new file assignments and approve  initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy
  • Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90 day contact, strategy conferences, etc.)
  • Review all documentary evidence
  • Prepares witnesses 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 cases and prepares motions in liminie and summary documents
  • Draft post-trial motions
  • Prepare for and participate in appeals

 

Job Qualifications

Core Competencies 

  • Advanced skills/abilities/experiences in the following areas: legal knowledge, business knowledge, issue management, analytical skills, influencing others, coaching and development, self development, and productivity.

Other Requisites

  • Possesses a juris doctorate and a license to practice law in Texas
  • 10+ years related experience typical but not required
  • Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed
  • Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Demonstrates ethics and integrity
  • Has relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization
  • Insurance-industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes
  • Digital Mindset
  • License to practice in federal court or willingness to apply for federal license in Southern District

Management & Supervisory Skills

  • Project management skills/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

Nearest Major Market: McAllen

Compensation offered for this role is $100,400.00-$159,575.00 per year and is based on experience and qualifications.

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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Nearest Major Market: Mc Allen