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Staff Counsel- Workers Compensation- Wisconsin in New Berlin, WI at AF Group

Date Posted: 2/25/2018

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Job Description

This position can be located in our New Berlin, Wisconsin office, or can work remotely from a home office outside of the greater Milwaukee area.

This position will provide state specific legal representation for the company before courts, arbitration panels and/or administrative bodies. Serve in an advisory capacity to company and employees. Prepare legal pleadings, motions, memorandums, trial briefs, etc. Conduct research where necessary, examine records, attend depositions, consult with witnesses, insured(s), legal assistants, and/or personnel. Prepare appeals and perform the necessary research. Participate in negotiations on behalf of the company including settlements. In addition, this position will provide leadership and expertise on major company projects as necessary.


  • Under supervision of more senior counsel, responsible for applying legal principles, knowledge and skills based on experience.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate legal techniques, procedures and criteria using judgment in solving contested cases in the legal realm.
  • Draft and/or dictate legal correspondence and pleadings and work with minimal supervision on all assigned cases.
  • Provide legal representation in court, arbitration and/or administrative agencies. May assist other attorneys with appearances.
  • Ability to do research.
  • Give work direction to legal support professionals in the department.
  • Prepare for and attend depositions.
  • Prepare for and attend hearings and appeals.
  • Compute and provide reports, attend company meetings, and provide feedback to the appropriate legal supervisor(s).
  • Offer timely legal opinions and advice upon reasonable demand.
  • Work on special projects as assigned.
  • Responsible, with some supervision, for handling complex assigned legal projects requiring originality and ingenuity.
  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures to the completion of difficult assignments.
  • Serves in an advisory capacity, making recommendations which may have an important bearing on the conduct of the organizational business including; risk assessment, identifying possible outcomes and assessing the probability of any of those outcomes.
  • Research, plan, organize and conduct programs, seminars, conferences and/or presentations for clients and company personnel to educate on legal matters.
  • Actively participates in company and community events.




    A Juris Doctor Degree and admission to the bar (in good standing) in employed state(s) required.


    Four plus years of legal experience in private legal practice or corporate position normally required. Knows and applies concepts practices and procedures of area of expertise. Previous experience with Worker's Compensation litigation required.


  • Previous experience with Workers' Compensation litigation
  • Knowledge of court, applicable laws and agency procedures.
  • Sound analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to identify the elements of a problem, conduct research, and identify the law most relevant to the issue.
  • Must have good clarity of thought, discretion and judgment including a demonstrated ability to creatively and quickly resolve issues.
  • Must be able to develop rapport with client and to engender confidence with the client.
  • Highly developed sense of ethics and integrity.
  • Strong negotiation skills in the efficient resolution of cases.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret statutes, records and reports, general business and legal periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write/dictate letters, opinions, briefs, reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Qualified to effectively present information and timely respond to questions from courts, regulators, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with teams, coordinating with multiple internal groups and departments.
  • Other related skills and/or abilities are required to perform this job including computer/technical related expertise.
  • In-depth knowledge of court, applicable laws and agency procedures.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Illustrates sound judgment and has the ability to encourage others to use professional judgment.
  • Ability to develop optimistic and collaborative relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to generate positive energy throughout the department establishing a sanguine work environment.


    Work is mostly performed in an office setting with no unusual hazards. Some travel is required. Must be able to drive an automobile and have valid operator license.

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