James W. Allen Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: J W Allen Enterprises, Inc.
  • Phone: 561 575 1994
  • Cell: 561 309 9310
  • Fax: 561 575 1994
  • Website: boatingexpert.net
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Maritime and Aquatics Safety

Specialty Focus: Boating Accidents, Vessel Navigation, Rules of the Road, Collisions, Allisions, Aids to Navigation, Jones Act, Product Liability, OSHA, ABYC Standards, Transportation, Warnings and Labels

Education: 30 years U S Coast Guard,

Years in Practice: 25

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 20


Additional Information

Thirty years in the United States Coast Guard serving as a Boatswains Mate and Chief Warrant Officer (BOSN). Experienced in the operation, navigation and maintenance of vessels ranging from small craft to ships. Maintenance and proper use of aids·to navigation. Directly and indirectly involved in thousands of Search and Rescue cases. Conducted a myriad of law enforcement boarding's to ensure vessels were in compliance with federal laws and safety requirements. Conducted appropriate investigations when necessary, as well as inspected and issued citations for vessels, marinas, chemical facilities, oil transfer stations, tow boats and barges. Prepared comprehensive case files, written reports, affidavits, and provided testimony in cases involving marine related accidents, pollution incidents, illegal immigration, and drug interdiction. My experience encompasses operation and maintenance of vessels in and upon the high seas, inland waterways, western rivers, inland lakes and rivers.