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WILMIC has an immediate opportunity for a Claims Attorney who will administer claims, potential claims, grievances and coverage issues reported to the company (75 percent) and participate in risk management activities, to include public speaking (25%)

Responsibilities

  • Receive assignment of claims, potential claims, OLR grievances and coverage issues from Director of Claims and take action to protect the rights of the insured and of the Company, within the established claims procedures.
  • Determine appropriate case reserves; resolve claims in a cost effective manner.
  • Review all claims for any coverage issues or policy limit concerns, and draft reservation of rights letters, as required per the Claims Manual. When necessary, retain and supervise counsel to represent the Company’s interests, as well as the policyholder’s interests.
  • Communicate with policyholders, defense counsel, claimants (as appropriate), claimant’s counsel and grievance counsel, as needed, to evaluate exposure, obtain status updates and to discuss settlement and strategy.
  • Investigate and resolve claims, including attending depositions of insured lawyers, mediations, arbitrations and trials.
  • Attend and participate in the development and presentation of risk management programs, including speaking engagements at various statewide events, which may include: the State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Solo and Small Firm Practice; NABRICO, ABA-LPL, local county bar association luncheons, WILMIC seminars, and various other conferences.
  • Prepare WILMIC Claims Digest and risk management articles.

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the ability to assess lawyers’ professional liability exposure; effectively communicate with lawyers, policyholders, and regulators; will have knowledge of casualty insurance and risk management principles; will have knowledge of legal malpractice insurance coverage, legal malpractice law, law practice management and administration of claims.

A law degree is required; three or more years of claims administration experience preferred; public speaking experience and law firm practice experience desired.

Possession of a valid Wisconsin casualty insurance agent’s license preferred.

Proficient in the use of Company software applications.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary based experience and qualifications as well as a comprehensive benefits package. To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to joyce.neumaier@wilmic.com

WILMIC is an equal opportunity employer.