James O'Donnell, III, MS, PhD Expert Witness

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General Specialties: Pharmacology- Clinical and Toxicology

Specialty Focus: Analytical Chemistry, DUI/OWI/DRE, Drug Injury/Causation, Alcohol, Kinetics, Intoxication/Impairment, Drug/Alcohol Testing, Involuntary Intoxication, Recreation Drug Toxicology (marijuana, cocaine), Pain Medication/Analgesics/Opiates, Workmen's Compensation, Drug Patents/Trademarks

Education: PhD, Pharmacology, Rush University; MS, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison; BS, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Years in Practice: 4


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James John O’Donnell III, MS, PhD, is a chemist and research pharmacologist. He is a guest Lecturer in Pharmacology at the Rush University Medical Center and Rosalind Franklin University. He served as an NIH T32 Training Grant Postdoctoral Fellow in Respiratory Biology at the University of Chicago. He also held a postdoctoral appointment at the Indiana University School of Medicine at South Bend. His medical research principally focused on inflammatory diseases. Additionally, he conducted organometallic chemistry research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Dr. O’Donnell is a member of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, and the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. He has particular interests in the microbiome research, computational research in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and analytical toxicology. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Masters Degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology from Rush University Medical Center-Chicago. He is a Co-Editor of O’Donnell’s Drug Injury IVth Edition. Dr. O’Donnell consults in drug injury, analytical toxicology, and other related matters. Pharmaconsultant Inc. experts consults and testify in matters involving drug injury, medication errors, alcohol and drug toxicology and drug injuries throughout the United States, for defense and plaintiff’s counsel, in Civil, Criminal, Employment, Family, Worker’s Compensation, and Business law matters. Most Common Drugs for Consultation: Alcohol, recreational drugs (cocaine / marijuana); pain medications / analgesics /opioids (including OxyContin, Oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Dilaudid, Fentanyl, Duragesic, Methadone)