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Director, Casualty Litigation

Lowell, AR - JB Hunt Corporate B & C


Job Title:
Director, Casualty Litigation

Legal, Compliance & Audit

United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
Lead a team of managers, examiners, technicians and specialists within the Claims Department. Accountable for setting the strategy, direction and approach to managing all aspects related to claims. As part of director responsibilities, establish processes, tools and relationships with vendors (contracts, rates, etc.), manage department budget, monitor operations and team performance, and act as the last point of escalation for issues as they arise.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee claims operations to ensure timely and adequate response to and processing of claims requests in order to minimize risk and legal exposure. Activities include, but are not limited to, reviewing venue, engaging outside counsel, providing guidance on settlement authority 
  • Review all attorney work produced by internal and/or external counsel to ensure organizational guidelines are met; review other team member's work based on risk potential for the organization 
  • Be available on call to support night safety with their questions and coordinate legal representation if necessary 
  • Available to travel immediately to an accident scene to coordinate the investigation and meet in person with the claimants to minimize exposure to the company, and to attend depositions, mediations and trials to manage the outcome favorable to the company 
  • Effectively maintain and/or cultivate working relationships with senior leaders/areas of the business to understand business needs, align on claim decisions, establish/review processes, as well as outside counsel and insurance carriers in order to effectively respond to claims requests
  • Work with business leaders and safety groups to identify and discuss trends, review processes, analysis safety/technology/process investment and related ROI, develop action plans to address issues
  • Provide management guidance, coaching and mentoring to team members, as needed, including other personnel actions (e.g., performance evaluations, hiring)


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of Claims and/or Litigation experience &/or military equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree with more than 5 years in a leadership role with combination of education, experience, and training
  • AND/OR Demonstration of the following skills and abilities through education, certifications, military, or other experiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice law (and in good standing) in at least one jurisdiction
  • Ability to form strong arguments and defend a position professionally
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while dealing with difficult individuals
  • Ability to make independent, time-sensitive decisions
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Experience working in claims
  • Proficient active listening skills
  • Ability to influence business leaders and impact decision-making
  • Experience in the transportation industry 
  • Experience managing/supervising a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone
  • Experience managing/supervising individuals, team and dept
  • Proficient time management skills
  • Self-motivation

Factors which may affect starting pay within this range may include skills, education, experience, geography, and other qualifications of the successful candidate. This position may be eligible for annual bonus and incentives based on profitability or volumes in accordance with the terms of the Company’s bonus and incentive plans, as applicable and in effect from time to time.

The Company offers the following benefits for full-time positions, subject to applicable eligibility requirements, as may be in effect from time to time: medical benefit, dental benefit, vision benefit, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, paid time off commensurate with tenure (includes vacation and sick time), two weeks of paid parental leave, and six paid holidays annually.

Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Business Communications, GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:
Management-Mid Level, Safety, Transportation/Logistics

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Job Opening ID:
00538830 Director, Casualty Litigation (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.”

Posted 19 Days Ago

Full time


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Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominant force in transportation and logistics, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.