2022-08-03"1">Positions AvailableATTO
Experience: 0-4 years
Location: Chicago Loop
E-mail: Careers@weltman.com

Attorney


Position Purpose: With appropriate supervision depending on experience, Attorney achieves resolution of client issues through routine and some complex negotiation and/or litigation requiring fundamental legal knowledge and experience, and practices other phases of law on various assignments of increasing complexity.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks:

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.

Complete all required training applicable to assigned position.

Additional duties as requested or required.

Qualifications:

Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) and

0-4 years 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, personal injury or prosecutor 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



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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit at the work station for extended periods. The employee must have the ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; enter data into a computer; and operate standard office equipment including computer, telephone, printer, copier, and facsimile machine.

Must be able to travel to various court locations to attend hearings.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Normal office conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Market Title(s): Attorney

EOE Statement: WWR is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, diverse work environment. WWR does not unlawfully discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran. WWR will take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for employment is provided with regard to all personnel actions, including but not limited to: recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Send Resumes to Careers@weltman.com.



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