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Staff Attorney

American Freedom Insurance Company
Posted Feb 06
Contract
Mount Prospect, Illinois

Job Description

Staff Attorney with Auto Insurance Claims Experience

American Freedom Insurance Company (AFIC) is a leader in the nonstandard automobile insurance industry. We are a growing midsized, profitable company doing business in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas soon. We are looking for a dedicated attorney to contribute their skills in a fast paced and developing organization. AFIC is a financially strong "A+" Superior rated insurance company by A.M. Best. This position is located in Mt Prospect – a northwest suburb of Chicago.

Responsibilities:

  • Review first and third party pre litigation and litigation automobile claims for coverage and settlement
  • Negotiate favorable resolutions with law firms and individuals, respond to demand letters, and generate evaluations on assigned cases
  • Research and analyze case-specific legal issues and documentation such as insurance policies, lien language, settlement releases, laws, regulations, etc.
  • Collaborate with internal clients, departments, and outside counsel on assigned matters to protect and mitigate risk to the Company
  • Contribute to the development of internal policies, guidelines, toolkits, and job-aids to mitigate risk
  • Work in partnership with managers and supervisors within the Claim Department
  • Maintain an effective and organized operation
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree
  • Potential for increasing responsibility into a management role
  • Minimum 3 years work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience negotiating either professionally or personally
  • Proficiency with technology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A responsible, conscientious nature and the ability to fast track claims
  • Ability to learn and develop an expertise in insurance coverages and policy contracts
  • Good problem-solving aptitude
  • Attention to detail and excellent quality of work

Benefits:

  • Paid training by Legal and Claim Departments
  • Regular Full Time Status
  • Competitive Salary
  • 401K - with company contribution of up to 6% of salary
  • Attractive Health insurance plans – Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, HMO or HSA
  • Report to Management
  • Vacation & Holiday Pay
  • Business Casual Work Environment

Company Description

American Freedom Insurance Company (AFIC) is a midsized, profitable, and expanding nonstandard automobile insurance company doing business in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and soon Texas. We are looking for a highly motivated sales driven individual to contribute in a fast paced, expanding organization. AFIC is an “A+” Superior rated financial organization.

American Freedom Insurance Company (AFIC) is a midsized, profitable, and expanding nonstandard automobile insurance company doing business in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and soon Texas. We are looking for a highly motivated sales driven individual to contribute in a fast paced, expanding organization. AFIC is an “A+” Superior rated financial organization.