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Claims Attorney

Company: DWF Claims
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job description
DWF Claims is seeking candidates for a Professional Liability Insurance Claims Counsel to examine, investigate, evaluate and resolve professional liability insurance claims including analysis of liability, damages and coverage issues. Focus is on professional liability claims, including: architects, engineers, brokers, miscellaneous E&O, accountants, lawyers, and EPLI. Flexible work environment.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Review, investigate and evaluate claim notices, incident reports, correspondence, investigative reports, and various technical documents to determine coverage, liability exposure, and resolution strategies;
- Establish and maintain claim reserves;
- Manage and coordinate litigation by hiring defense counsel and required experts, review of draft pleadings, litigation plans, budgets and invoices;
- Document all contacts, claim transactions, and otherwise maintain electronic claim files;
- Some travel is required for participation in mediation of claims and risk review audits (note travel has been suspended during Covid 19 pandemic);
- Prepare reports to management, clients and other designated recipients- strong writing skills required.
- Assist management to fulfill company goals.
- Manage and resolve difficult cases with some supervision.
DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Minimum Qualifications
- Law degree
- Prefer at least two years of experience in handling insurance claims or in litigation.
Licensing
Bar licensing is required. Candidates must also qualify to be licensed as independent claims adjusters in various states. Candidates cannot have a criminal background, or ever been subject to professional discipline. Final applicants subject to background check.

Keywords: DWF Claims, Arlington Heights , Claims Attorney, Legal , Deerfield, Illinois

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