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    Trial Senior Staff Attorney

    At American Family Insurance, we believe people are an organization’s most valuable asset, and their ideas and experiences matter. From our CEO to our agency force, we’re committed to growing a diverse and inclusive culture that empowers innovation that will inspire, protect, and restore our customers’ dreams in ways never imagined.

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    Job ID: R24750 Trial Senior Staff Attorney (must be licensed in WI) (Open)

    Compensation may vary based on the job level and your geographic work location.

    Compensation Minimum:$109,000

    Compensation Maximum:$191,000


    Job Family Summary

    Provides operational support through quality assurance and/or workflow analysis. Performance workflow analysis/ performance/quality/audit reviews for operational areas. Measures opportunities through operations review processes or monitors workflow activities. Interacts with various levels of management to communicate quality findings and recommend solutions to continuous process improvement. Advanced roles identify training/education strategies.

    Job Summary

    Provides effective legal representation, either personally or by retaining and supervising outside counsel that handles complex litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of professional responsibility. Litigation includes all aspects of civil litigation, including trials and proceedings in all forums, whether at the local, state or federal level, mediation, arbitration, workers' compensation, and administrative proceedings, and any necessary appellate work. Provides legal advice to assist the timely disposition of claims in a fair and equitable manner consistent with relevant statutes and within the guidelines of the company.

    Job Description:

    Job Level Summary

    -Requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines.

    -Solves complex problems.

    -Works independently, receives minimal guidance.

    -May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or may have accountability for an on-going activities or objectives.

    -Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

    -Level may stabilize for many years or until retirement.

    Primary Accountabilities

    -Handles litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of professional responsibility. Handles files and issues of a complex nature. Communicates with client regarding file status and progress.

    -Analyzes file as litigation progresses. Evaluates cases and seeks settlement as necessary.

    -Conducts discovery (e.g. written interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and depositions).

    -Conducts motion practice.

    -Drafts all necessary pleadings, papers and briefs to advance litigation. Conducts necessary research in support of drafting activities.

    -Advocates client position in all forums (state and federal court, alternative dispute resolution, administrative tribunals and regulatory hearings) and circumstances, both formal and informal. Negotiates effectively in the resolution of claims and other issues.

    -Stays current on state statutes and court decisions and analyzes how statutes and court decisions affect the interpretation and enforceability of the various policy provisions. May have or develop areas of specialty practice (e.g. special property, workers` compensation, environmental law, commercial coverage).

    -Participates in divisional or corporate projects as assigned.

    -Shares knowledge with supervisory staff as appropriate.

    -Develops and delivers presentations for other departments to inform personnel on how the law affects their particular job responsibilities.

    -Adjusts reserves to reflect company exposure based upon file information available at that time.

    Physical Demands

    -This position requires the ability to work with close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) for extended periods of time.

    -This position requires the ability to talk between 33 and 66% of the time.


    -Admission to the State Bar in state where they are located or eligibility for admission to the bar and obtaining admission within a year of hiring.

    -Juris Doctor.

    -Specialized Knowledge and Skills Requirements

    -Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service

    -Demonstrated experience preparing civil pleadings, motions and discovery and deposing witnesses.

    -Demonstrated litigation experience.

    -Solid knowledge and understanding of rules of Professional Responsibility for the jurisdiction in which they practice.

    -Solid knowledge and understanding of tort, contract, and insurance law.

    -Valid driver's license required plus an acceptable driving record.

    Travel Requirements

    -This position requires travel up to 50% of the time.

    Additional Job Information:

    -This position will be required to handle cases throughout the State of Wisconsin.

    Offer to selected candidate will be made contingent on the results of applicable background checks.

    Offer to selected candidate is contingent on signing a non-disclosure agreement for proprietary information, trade secrets, and inventions.

    Our policy restricts consideration of applicants needing employment sponsorship (visas) to specialty occupations. Sponsorship will not be considered for this position.


    When you work at American Family you can expect benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. You will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution, a pension plan, an annual incentive, and a paid-time off program. In addition, our student loan repayment program and paid-family leave are available to support our employees and their families. Interns and contingent workers are not eligible for American Family Enterprise benefits.

    We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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    Location = Madison/Milwaukee/Remote