Manage litigated claims to expedite settlements and control litigation costs by evaluating exposure, analyzing anticipated defense costs, and establishing a defense plan for outside counsel.
Maintain adequate reserves.
Participate in round table discussions prior to ADR or trial to evaluate risk and establish settlement parameters.
Advise Claims staff on investigation, liability, damages, and legal issues.
Provide Underwriting with legal opinions on coverage issues.
Present training seminars to Claims and Underwriting.
Assist with the development of policy forms and endorsements.
Participate in department and inter-department projects.
Willing and able to travel within state, and out of state, as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Juris Doctorate and license to practice law.
At least three years of personal injury, insurance defense or other litigation experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to manage relationships in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to organize and prioritize effectively.
Ability to work well with others.
Knowledge of policy language and insurance coverage issues.
A general knowledge of insurance law and insurance company operations.
Jury trial experience.
About SECURA Insurance
SECURA Insurance has 118 years of experience, evolving from a small farm company to a super-regional insurance carrier offering insurance for businesses, homes and autos, non-profit organizations, and farms.
SECURA is a strong and stable company, rated “A”(Excellent) by A.M. Best, signifying excellent financial strength, and ranks nationwide in the top 10 in the Ease of Doing Business survey for insurance companies. We partner with only the best independent agents in 12 states – Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
In 1900, SECURA was founded after a massive cyclone tore through New Richmond, Wis., destroying homes and businesses, killing more than 100 people, injuring 500 others, and inspiring 135 charter members in the Cicero Township to protect themselves and each other by developing The Farmers Home Mutual Hail, Tornado and Cyclone Insurance Company of Seymour, Wisconsin. The company became SECURA Insurance in 1986.