Associate Attorney

  • 8910 Purdue Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Hennessy & Roach, P.C. is a law firm defending employers in Workers’ Compensation and defendants in General Liability matters. H&R is based in Chicago with additional offices in Springfield, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Indiana; Overland Park, KS and Omaha, Nebraska. The firm handles matters throughout the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Wisconsin. Founded by Thomas G. Hennessy and James P. Roach on May 17, 1993, the firm continues to grow.

Job Description

Successful law firm seeks an associate attorney with 3-5 years of experience defending workers' compensation for our Indianapolis office.   Hennessy & Roach, P.C. is a growing and dynamic firm with a seven state footprint (IL, WI, IN, MO, NE, IA and KS).   Applicants should also have strong academic record and references.  Please submit a resume along with a writing sample for consideration.

Essential Job Functions:

·         Gathering medical evidence and medical records

·         Taking depositions of the claimant, physicians, medical experts and other parties

·         Conducting discovery

·         Performing legal research

·         Remaining current with developments in the law

·         Drafting pleadings, findings of fact, motions, briefs, opinions and other legal documents

·         Litigating cases before a workers' compensation judge or referee

·         Represent the interests of the employer or insurer at hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and other proceedings

·         Communicate with claims representatives

·         Monitor loss run reports for trends and increases and alerts management to concerns

·         Assist with the investigation of accidents and problem areas

·         Manage workers' compensation costs to reduce liability

·         Compile and submit reports required by company management

·         Coordinate and attend claims reviews

·         Negotiate settlements on behalf of the insurance company

·         Other related duties as assigned


Education, Skills and Qualifications:

·         J.D. and proof of passing the Indiana bar exam; passing the bar in another Midwest state a plus

·         Proven track record of progressive experience in Workers’ Compensation defense, General Liability experience a plus

·         Working knowledge of legal principles and practices. In depth knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations

·         Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques and legal terminology

·         Microsoft Word experience required; Time Matters legal software experience preferred

·         Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, research and administrative skills

·         Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multi-task

·         Excellent telephone and writing skills

·         Must be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines under pressure

·         Must have the ability to work as part of a team, as well independently

·         Organization, Planning, Attention to Detail, and Dependability

·         Firm and Client Confidentiality required

Additional Information

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account (FSA), Health Spending Account (HSA), Short Term & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Critical Illness & Accident Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and 401(k)/Roth retirement plan with company match. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.