2022-09-21"1">Positions AvailableATTO
Experience: 4 years
Location: Chicago Loop
E-mail: lferguson@weltman.com

Attorney - IL and WI Licensed - $2k retention bonus

Full Job Description
$2000 retention bonus over the first year of employment!


Acts with the highest ethical standards both as a legal professional and as a member of the Firm.

Actively promotes professionalism, collegiality and diversity within and outside the Firm.

Directly and indirectly contributes to the financial success of the Firm.

Delivers excellent customer service to internal and external clients.

Possesses strong organizational, writing, and analytical skills.

Represents clients at legal, administrative and other proceedings as assigned.

Researches and interprets laws, rulings, and regulations and formulates legal opinions for review.

Identifies causes of action and prepares lawsuits based upon an investigation of facts and applicable laws and procedures.

Conducts discovery in conformity with applicable rules.

Interviews clients and witnesses in preparation for legal proceedings.

Reviews, drafts, and/or dictates legal briefs, correspondence, pleadings, and other legal documents.

Acts in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other applicable consumer protection statutes and regulations.

With limited assistance, develops strategy, arguments, and testimony in preparation for presentation of case.

Monitors routine to complex case files to formulate next course of action and ensure deadlines are maintained.

Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations and provides authoritative legal advice for individuals and businesses.

Negotiates with individuals to achieve final resolution of case, arrange legal settlements and resolves routine and some complex issues.

Develops and maintains relationships with clients.

Provides appropriate mentoring and serves as a resource for less experienced Junior Associates and Associates.

Markets firm services to prospective and new clients on an ongoing basis.

Represents and promotes the firm within the community and at public, social, and business gatherings..

Assigns and reviews the work of department staff, as required.


Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) and

4+ years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.

Ability to respond effectively, and discretely, to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages.

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Knowledge of relevant laws, legal codes, legal/court procedures, precedents, and government regulations, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (F.D.C.P.A.) and other applicable consumer protection statutes and regulations, and processes and documents specific to assigned specialty area; electronic legal research tools such as LexisNexis; ability to interpret and apply legal principles and procedures and develop effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, and court systems.

Must have subrogation litigation experience or similar insurance defense or personal injury experience

Must have jury trial experience.

Must be organized and able to work in high volume practice creditor's rights practice.

Must hold a current, valid state license to practice law in Illinois.

A license to practice law in Wisconsin or willing to become licensed in Wisconsin is preferred.

Must practice according to the rules of professional conduct and ethical standards as required by the attorney's licensing state

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $85,000.00 per year

Dental insurance

Health insurance

Paid time off

Vision insurance

8 hour shift

Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:

Chicago, IL 60601: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Bar (Required)
Work Location: One location

Send resumes to lferguson@weltman.com.