Researcher / Analyst
James A. Wilkins is a technical consultant and researcher currently supporting legal teams responding to asbestos and other toxic tort litigation. His primary responsibilities are to locate and analyze U.S. Navy and merchant ship design, development, construction, maintenance and repair records, plans, and photographs with special emphasis on toxic substance exposure analysis. In addition to this primary research, he also researches U.S. Navy personnel records and Navy/military specifications, qualified product lists, and related records. This research, combined with Mr. Wilkins’ experience, training and education, has provided him with a unique grasp of the naval and maritime practices and policies from the 1940s through the 1980s. Mr. Wilkins has extensive experience in the management of litigation documents assembled in the development of defense records, bringing keen attention to detail and analysis of documents reviewed to his daily work.
- J.D., Magna Cum Laude and Heusler Honor Society, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2006; Attended through the Dean Scholar Program (full scholarship)
- B.S., Secondary Education with History concentration, with Honors, University of Maine at Farmington, 1993
- Paralegal Certificate Program with High Honors, Andover College, 1998
- History Tutor, University of Maine at Farmington, 1991-1992