Description:

Overview:
Summary:
Responsible for managing a case load from inception to court. Responsibilities include pre-trial discoveries, drafting pleadings, communicating with involved parties, and presenting defense strategies in court. Maintains a solid understanding of AmTrust's mission, vision, and values. Upholds the standards of the AmTrust organization.

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities:
  • Independently represents the Employer/Carrier before the assigned Judge of Compensation Claims and present witnesses and evidence at administrative hearings on litigated workers' compensation claims.
  • Analyzes complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive, well-reasoned legal research, independently develop and present defense strategies on behalf of the Employer/Carrier.
  • Prepares pleadings, written discovery, motions and briefs in support of defense strategies.
  • Provides effective and timely communications, information, legal advice and other services to clients and claims professionals on legal and factual issues.
  • Position requires the use of independent judgment, research, litigation and analytical skills.
  • Assists in developing training materials for the WC claim department.
  • Works with the WC claim department and Law Department on special projects related to the practice of workers' compensation.
  • Communicates with the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims, witnesses, opposing counsel and clients in a manner consistent with established office procedures.
  • Responsible for the prompt, efficient and effective disposition of assigned cases.
  • Keeps current with market trends and demands. Attends continuing legal education seminars in order to maintain high level of professional expertise.
  • Performs other functionally related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Qualifications:
Required:
  • IL State licensed attorney.
  • Knowledge of Workers' Compensation statutes and its application.
  • 2+ year workers' compensation litigation experience