Received an offer at an insurance defense firm for $75K. 2K billable hours requirement with bonuses for going above. Is this offer any good? And should I attempt to negotiate? Any help would be appreciated!

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Use it as experience and lateral to a higher paying firm later.

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Make me an offer and I’ll jump. I’m barred in two states. I’ve got a background in insurance coverage, environmental torts, products and straight negligence.

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I would say it depends on the region and if it’s a HCOL area. 2K billable hour requirement would be very high for only $75k in CA, NYC, etc. but in a LCOL area in a state without state income tax it could be okay.

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That salary could be ok starting point in Midwest if hours were lower. FWIW

It might be ok if your cost of living is low. Otherwise that’s a lot of work for not much money.

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Started on that in ID in NYC with an even higher billable requirement; no harm negotiating. It’s good experience as long as you’re doing more than auto cases and trip and falls

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Depends on location and year to be honest

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Damn. That's a lot of work for not a lot of money.

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Just accepted the same offer in a major city. I’m about a year into my career. Not a chance I’ll go for partner and am going to use it for experience to lateral later. I had to negotiate from $72 to $75 and it’s 2050 hours a year.

Depends on your location. My first gig out of law school was an insurance defense firm with billable requirement of 1,900 starting at $90,500. Mid Atlantic region.

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