Field Counsel (MICHIGAN) (Remote- Home Based Worker)

Posted on May 9 Chicago, IL 4 views

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 Header:

Law & Regulation
Business Title: Field Counsel
SAP Job Title: L&R-Lit Svcs Attorney-Expert
Band: E
Job Code: 70016089
Effective Date: 01/01/2015

Value of Working at Client Legal Services

•    Provide great service to our clients and policy holders in their time of need to make a difference
•    Great place to learn to try cases and handle litigation
•    Ability to feel empowered to handle your own docket 

Job Family Summary

The Litigation Services Attorney job family is responsible for managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation / Disputes work and related issues/matters

Job Summary:

Represents insureds and the Company in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits, subrogation, and Allstate Financial cases. 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 Law and Regulation (L&R) and with business clients.  Conducts research, substantive drafting, reviewing, advising, and negotiating for more complex matters.  Provides budget oversight

Key Responsibilities:


•    Review new file assignments and approve  initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy
•    Contacts clients to discuss their case and answer any questions.Maintains 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 
•    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 and/or arbitrate cases and prepares 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                                                                                    
•    Second chair cases with Trial Attorneys and Senior Trial Attorneys as needed.                                                                                 
•    Review and determine strategy for legal issues sent to home office 
•    Participate in business process reviews with claims clients


•    Core Competencies 
o    Intermediate 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
o    Possesses a juris doctorate and an license to practice law in Michigan (and/or other states as required)
o    5+ years related experience typical. Insurance defense and/or trial experience is a plus

o    Writing of RICO Action preferred
o    Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed
o    Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
o    Demonstrates ethics and integrity
o    Has relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization
o    Insurance-industry experience preferred
o    Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes


This is a Field Home-Based Worker position, meaning your schedule will consist of time in the field as needed, travel for court, etc., and time working remotely from home. This provides you greater flexibility, and this position is eligible for a monthly connectivity reimbursement to offset the costs of internet and phone expenses.







Level Guide: Please refer to the Allstate Level Guide on MyHR Knowledge
Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. May be required to perform other related duties as assigned. Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.

Compensation offered for this role is $105,500.00-$170,000.00 and is based on experience and qualifications.


Good Hands. Greater Together. ℠


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


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