Experience: 3 years
Location: Chicago Northwest Suburbs
Location: Itasca, IL
Area of Practice: Collections
One of the fastest growing prominent Commercial Collection Agencies in the United States, based in Itasca IL, has a position open for an experienced collection attorney for international claims. Qualified candidates must have minimum of 3 years of experience as a collection attorney. The candidate will negotiate payments with businesses who have outstanding delinquent accounts with our clients. You will make outbound telephone calls, examine each debtor's financial situation, review trade documents & contracts, resolve disputes, and work to establish a payment solution. This is an onsite position at our company headquarters in Itasca IL. This position requires no court or trial appearances.
Contact businesses informing them they have a delinquent account that needs to be paid.
Resolve disputes, create urgency, and negotiate the best possible payment arrangement if the business cannot pay their balance in full.
The negotiation process involves reviewing the account information in the collection software system and asking questions of the debtors in order to better understand perceived obstacles to payment.
Maintain call quality and productivity measurements.
Follow all federal, state, and local laws.
Maintain a positive, problem-solving approach and positive relationships within a team environment.
Perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.
Skills & Requirements
As a Collection Attorney, you must be highly motivated, competitive and focused, as well as commission driven. You must also be energetic, assertive, charismatic, and able to easily handle rejection.
The ideal candidate should also possess the skills, competencies, and abilities listed below in order to successfully perform the job and to be considered for the position:
Law School diploma
Minimum 3 years' experience as a collection attorney
Ability to comprehend complex insurance and general business contract issues
Good problem-solving skills
Good written, verbal, active listening and phone communication skills
Good negotiation and persuasion skills
Ability to maintain composure with difficult or irate debtors. Must always remain professional.
Ability to compute basic math calculations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
Proficient computer skills
Ability to speak with businesses and type notes into collection software system simultaneously.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where change is constant
Compensation and Benefits Package
Competitive salary and commission structure, based on experience.
Corporate health insurance plan
Paid time off
Covered parking for all employees
Health club access
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