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Claims Associate Attorney

Company: Claggett and Sykes Law Firm
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: Job Summary:The Claims Attorney is responsible for managing pre-litigation cases from intake through settlement or transferring the case to a litigation team. This person must be a self-starter, have good communication and customer service skills, be organized, and be able to prioritize tasks. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Intake of All Potential New Clients
    • Help screen leads
    • Consult and retain all new clients
    • Organize with case manager the "game plan" moving forward for each case. Provide direction as to next steps.
    • Oversee Property Damage, DV, and Loss of Use Claims
      • Manage the DV claim with the Case Manager and Claims Assistant
      • Approve DV demand
      • Negotiate DV offers
      • Finalize client's DV settlement and disbursement
      • Oversee Bodily Injury Claim
        • Oversee a client's bodily injury claim
        • Work with Client Advocate on client's medical concerns or needs
        • Communicate with insurance adjusters concerning a client's case, to include medical treatment and case development.
        • Ensure there is monthly communication with the client from the attorney, client advocate, and/or case manager
        • Approve and sign all client liens
        • Approve all client's referrals to specialist or other providers
        • Approve client's demands to insurance companies
        • Review and approve all releases to client
        • Negotiate client's settlement demands for both tort and UIM claims
        • Meet with client advocate to strategize about the client's case, including long-term direction.
        • Meet with case managers to go over the development of each client's case
        • Approve client's medical reductions and final settlement disbursements
        • Meet with clients to receive final settlement checks
        • Oversee, approve, and edit all petitions and orders for Minors Comps
        • Prepare Case for Litigation
          • Prepare a client and his/her file for litigation, including focus groups, damages, B/A witnesses, and case memo
          • Meet with litigation attorneys and staff before transferring a case into litigationRequired Education and Experience:
            • Juris Doctorate Degree
            • 1-3 years as an attorney at a personal injury law firm or insurance defense law firm.
            • Experience with Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Excel)
            • Experience with Adobe productsPreferred Education and Experience:Work Environment/Physical Demands:
              • Office settingThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to remain in a stationary position and constantly operate a computer and other office machines, such as a telephone, copy machine, and office equipment. This position requires the ability to occasionally move about to access file cabinets and lift files. Must be able to identify and assess information on computer screens, written reports and documentation and relay to team and/or clients. Must be able to occasionally move and lift office equipment and materials up to 25 pounds. May require bending and reaching in areas from floor level to six feet high. Requires pushing and pulling file cabinet drawers. Requires the ability to distinguish letters or symbols and eye/hand coordination. Work is performed in an office environment behind a desk where the noise level is usually low.Equal Opportunity Statement for Employment: Claggett & Sykes Law Firm provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Claggett & Sykes Law Firm expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Claggett and Sykes Law Firm, Las Vegas , Claims Associate Attorney, Legal , Las Vegas, Nevada

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