James W Allen

Mr. James W Allen

J.W. Allen Enterprises Inc
17976 April Lane
Jupiter , FL 33458
Office: 561-575-1994

Introduction

30 years service in the U.S. Coast Guard, over 22 years working as a marine safety consultant/expert witness for boating accidents and boating mishaps. Years of hands on experience in boat/shipboard operations, maintenance, vessel boardings, rules of the road, personal water craft, search and rescue operations, towboat, barges, bridges, seamanship, Jones Act, product liability, and enforcement of laws and treaties of the United States. Accepted as an expert in both state and federal courts. For more information see Mr. Allen's webpage at www.Boatingexpert.net.


Areas of Expertise

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Transportation

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: See CV
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Taught boating safety,boat operations, rules of the road to Coast Guard personnel, Coast Gurard Auxillary,Power Squadron while in the Coast Guard.
Gave talks on boating to many organizations, TV, radio while in the Coast Guard
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 50 plus
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Boating safety on inland waterways, ICW, ocean,lakes and rivers. Rules of the road, negligent operation, OSHA, docks, jones act, longshoreman, navigation lights, product liability, personal water craft, dams, boating accidents,collisions, alisions, see CV for more information on this.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 80%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 20%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 50 plus
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: March 2013
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 50 plus
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 30 plus
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 22
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, expert testimony, litigation support, reports, affidavits, site inspections
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $150.00 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $150.00 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $200.00 per hour, 4 hour minimum
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $200.00 per hour, 4 hour minumum
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel is at $150.00 per hour, mileage is .50 per mile to drive, air fare lodging and food is actual cost. A non refundable retainer of $1500.00 is required. A monthly invoice will be mailed for work performed during the previous month.

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24825 Little Mack
St. Clair Shores, Michigan
48080
586-779-7810