First Chicago Insurance Company (FCIC)
  • Bedford Park, IL, USA
  • Full Time

At First Chicago Insurance Company, our employees are our biggest asset! It is our mission to attract and retain intelligent, motivated, ethical employees who strive for excellence and growth, and to keep those employees happy and engaged. We provide the tools and the support our employees need to grow both professionally and personally. We encourage self-improvement and celebrate success by rewarding ideas and results. We realize the strength of teamwork and its ability to join individuals together and push and pull each other, with a synergy that can only be found in groups of good people sharing ideasJoin in on the excitement and become part of our thriving organization! 


We are seeking an experienced Litigation Specialist!


The Litigation Specialist will be responsible for handling litigated and/or complex injury claims stemming from Personal Auto and Commercial Auto Liability policies.  



  • Handle litigation claims in accordance with established office procedures.
  • Determine coverage and draft any applicable reservations of rights letters.
  • Conduct prompt investigations by securing statements from the involved parties/witnesses and obtaining all necessary documents, including but not limited to, police reports, medical specials, photographs, and/or appraisals.
  • Litigation Management including strategizing with defense counsel and experts on defense cases, as well as declaratory judgment actions.
  • Maintain an appropriate diary on all open files.
  • Conduct business with vendors in a manner which maintains a reasonable expense factor and upholds the company's reputation for quality service.
  • Ability to research and interpret case law, statute, and coverage forms in order to properly adjust and conclude claims.
  • Evaluates and determine potential use of experts and/or field investigators.
  • Maintain claim files and document all claim activity in accordance with applicable regulations and company policies.
  • Prepare and present claim evaluations to secure appropriate settlement authority.
  • Establish and maintain proper indemnity and expense reserves.
  • Conduct onsite review of defense counsel as required by management.
  • Adhere to the rules and regulations of the Department of Insurance specific to the loss state.
  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by direct supervisor / management.




  • College Degree and / or 5 years of applicable claims adjusting experience.
  • Knowledge of legal and medical terminology.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to pass written examinations where required by state statutes to become a licensed claim adjuster.


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