Litigation Specialist

Date: Feb 9, 2019

Location: Lexington, KY, US, 40513

Job requisition: 12796
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Division or Field Office:

Wisconsin Branch Office

Department of Position: Claims Department 

Work from:

Lexington, KY Claims Office


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.


Position Summary

Handles and/or directs the handling of litigation claims and settles claims within level of authority.


  • The selected candidate will work out of our Lexington, KY claims office

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handles assigned claims involving litigation and settles within authority. Reviews and evaluates claims to determine coverage and appropriate handling, exercising independent judgment and discretion in the decision-making process. Directs or conducts additional investigation. Refers to defense counsel or negotiates settlement of litigation claims when appropriate.
  • Assists counsel in defense of suits. Assists with discovery, attends depositions, directs further investigation and performs related duties. Makes recommendations regarding litigation when appropriate.
  • Reviews assigned claims in consultation with the defense counsel and Claims Examiner when Home Office files are involved. Determines appropriate course of action to resolve claim.
  • Attends arbitration, mediation, trial and other court functions as required. Assists defense counsel by evaluating witnesses and testimony to determine whether a claim should be brought to conclusion prior to verdict.
  • Conducts and/or assists in the training of all claims handlers.
  • Participates in claims litigation audits.
  • Monitors utilization of Outside Counsel Guidelines by defense counsel. Assists in managing litigation expenses and ensures that defense counsel adheres to ERIE's billing guidelines. Maintains "Recommended Attorneys" list and suggests changes or additions based on branch needs.
  • Competencies

    Ability To Learn And Follow Procedures

    Ability to Manage Complexity

    Decision Making

    Detail Orientation

    Developing And Maintaining Relationships

    Influencing Skills

    Information Management Skills

    Interpersonal Communication

    Job-Specific Knowledge

    Planning And Organizing

    Problem Analysis

    Service Orientation

    Time Management


    Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, required. Six to eight years of prior claims handling experience, including litigation activities, or equivalent, required. Associate in Claims (AIC) or SCLA designation preferred. Appropriate license as required by state. Valid driver's license and good driving record required.

    Physical Requirements

    Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)

    Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)

    Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)

    Driving; Often (20-50%)

    Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)

    Manual Keying/Data Entry; Often (20-50%)

    Climbing; Rarely

    Nearest Major Market: Lexington

    Job Segment: Law, Claims, Legal, Insurance

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