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Senior Claims Attorney

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Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world.

Job Summary

Responsible for the competent, ethical, objective and diligent representation of and consultation to claims clients/customers in all matters assigned by supervisor. Audit and coverage assignments can involve a multitude of insurance litigation and coverage areas including multi/party and bad faith allegation suits. Responsible for handling matters of great complexity and/or exposure. Assists in matters and disputes of all complexities and/or exposures. Assists Managing Attorney in the performance of delegated managerial and administrative duties.

 

This is a remote position and will support our West Zone Operations for Bristol West, which are based in Brea, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; and Dallas, TX

Essential Job Functions

  • Participate in team audits, serve as lead auditor for team audits, all as assigned and handles those audits and other claims support matters of great complexity and/or financial value, including analyses and scrutiny of outside counsel's billings, work product files and quality of lawyering; attendance at interviews, negotiation and strategy conferences, and arbitrations; and perform any other tasks or duties necessary for the appropriate legal service to claims clients.
  • Consults with and renders opinions to members of the Claims Department regarding insurance policy questions and questions concerning the legal aspects of the handling of Property/Casualty claims.
  • Provides job-related guidance and training to other attorneys and to paralegals.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of the work being done for clients and of any and all problems encountered.
  • Provides leadership and supervision to Attorneys and Paralegals who have been requested to assist the Senior Claims Attorney in the handling of particular audits or other matters.
  • Performs managerial and administrative support tasks, and special assignments, as requested. Performs other functions as assigned,in

Physical Actions

Besides sedentary work, job duties require some or all of the following physical activities: Carrying and lifting up to 25 pounds, hearing, seeing, standing and walking (including up and down stairs and steps). Driving.

Physical Environment

Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment, with some exposure to uncontrolled outside environmental conditions and travel via automobile and/or commercial transportation.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree required, law school degree (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from a State Bar Association accredited law school, and member in good standing of the State Bar in the state in which position is located.

Experience Requirements

At least two years as a Claims Attorney handling matters of great financial significance and/or complexity with minimum supervision or comparable outside legal experience. Minimum 8 years of claims litigation experience.

Special Skill Requirement

Public speaking, ability to function in adversarial or confrontational situations, together with negotiation and persuasion skills.

 

BENEFITS

Farmers offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, qualifications and location. 

CO Only: The pay range for this job being performed in CO would be $102,400-$136,500

Bonus Opportunity (based on Company and Individual Performance)

401(k)

Medical

Dental

Vision

Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

Life Insurance

Paid Time Off

Paid Parental Leave

Tuition Assistance

For more information, review “What we offer” on https://www.farmers.com/careers/

 

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

 

Job Location(s): US - RW - Remote Work - Farmers

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