We’re hiring a Claims Counsel in Columbus, OH

Position: 

As an internal Claims Counsel, you’ll play a critical role in driving the values on which our company was founded. As is the case with everyone we hire, this position will challenge you and push your critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills to help us solve complex problems. We’re looking for counsel who can integrate well with our claims culture.

Our perfect candidate understands the auto claims world, is financially savvy, articulates both sides of an issue with clarity, digests complex information quickly and accurately, and is comfortable making decisions. This role is vital to our claims team’s success. You will report to a Managing Attorney who reports to the VP of Claims.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply experienced insight to private passenger automobile, contract interpretation, multi-state tort law, civil procedure, and litigation matters; 
  • Research, draft and communicate insurance coverage opinions;
  • Interface with claims management, corporate legal and regulatory professionals on a variety of claims-related matters;
  • Support claims management with research and analysis of multi-state tort and insurance coverage laws to establish operational policies, procedures, and training programs; 
  • Present in-person training sessions to adjuster teams and/or management on a variety of legal topics
  • Draft form letters and releases.

Highly Preferred Skills, Experience, and Mindset:

  • Juris Doctor with an active license to practice law;
  • 5+ years of relevant experience;
  • First-chair (jury trial) insurance defense litigation experience; 
  • Technical understanding of property/casualty insurance principles; 
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Possessed of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills; 
  • Comfort with risk analysis, flexibility and concise decision making; and
  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships in a smart and dynamic environment focused on getting things done. 

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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Who we are

Root Insurance is the nation’s first licensed insurance carrier powered entirely by mobile. We were founded on the belief that the services you need for everyday life should serve you better. That’s why we base insurance coverage on you, not your demographic. It’s the way insurance should be. And it’s all conveniently in an app.

What draws people to Root

We’re a venture-backed technology company. Our early success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building and promoting it. We look for individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and a highly analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here, and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy. For assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.
Impact. By challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.
Collaboration. We encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.
People. We are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.

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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at jobs@joinroot.com.