|St. Petersburg / Tampa / Sarasota Office|
|Fort Lauderdale / Palm Beach Office|
Memberships & Affiliations:
Maritime Policies and Procedures Maritime Water Safety Boat Accidents and Reconstruction Boat Fires and Explosions Air Boat Operations International Association of Marine Investigators Charter member of I.A.M.I. and serves on The Board of Directors for the United States Member of American Boat and Yacht Council.
Jim Allen provides litigation support for Boating Accidents involving the operation, maintenance, navigation of vessels, and dock safety. His experience encompasses the operation of vessels, both commercial and recreational in and upon the high seas, inland waterways, western rivers, inland lakes and rivers.
Jim Allen has thirty years of experience in the U S Coast Guard. Directly and indirectly involved in thousands of search and rescue cases. Conducted investigations when necessary, as well as inspected and issued citations for pleasure boats, commercial vessels, marinas, chemical facilities, bridges, tow boats and barges. Jim Allen has 23 years experience serving as a consultant and expert witness in litigation support for both plaintiff and defendant throughout the United States.
Experienced in testifying in Federal/State Court, Judicial Arbitration, Mediation Services. Represented both Plaintiff and Defense in over 900 cases, including 52 trials. Expertise covers issues relating to Blue/Brown water, Jet Skis, towing, super tankers, pleasure crafts, tugs & barges, maritime safety, safety environment, personal injury, slips & falls, fire fighting, chemical exposure, fumes, gas, & ergonomics.
Los Angeles Harbor Pilot: Piloted oceangoing vessels of any size, any gross tons, safely upon the waters of the Port of Los Angeles, to and from their berths and anchorages in accordance with local and national laws. Captain at Exxon: Youngest Captain and holds an excellent vessel safety operational record. Consultant to Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners Featured speaker on International Safety Management (ISM) Code Represented U.S. Coast Guard during administrative hearing regarding largest oil spill in Boston Harbor history.