Expert Witness Biography
As a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, a graduate of electrical engineering at West Point, and an accomplished Professional Engineer in the private sector, Jim is uniquely qualified to investigate matters pertaining to electrical engineering. Jim provides investigations, reports, and testimony in a variety of injury and loss claims that involve electrical products and systems. He has distinctive expertise involving electrical utilities, including the design, inspection, and management of overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems.
For more than ten years Jim worked in engineering and engineering management positions with Consolidated Edison Incorporated. During this time Jim was responsible for the safety and reliability of the electrical distribution system, which included conducting inspections of the distribution system, development of test specifications for underground cables, and managing maintenance on the network. As area manager in Manhattan Substation Operations and a manager in Transmission System Planning, Jim was responsible for the performance, operation, and safety of electric power delivery.
In addition to his experience with electrical utilities, Jim worked as a supervisor of maintenance, operations, and safety for General Motors; he also served in a variety of functions with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In these roles Jim gained extensive practical experience with industrial and heavy equipment.
During his time at West Point, Jim was a four-year member of the USMA Sport Parachute Team. He is also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Jim’s forensic casework extends to include these areas of expertise.
Jim is a professional engineer, licensed in New York State. He achieved the rank of Captain during his active duty with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and continues his military involvement as a Major in the Army Reserve. Jim earned his degree in electrical engineering from West Point and has earned graduate degrees from New York University and the University of Missouri.