Jim Kurkhill

Jim Kurkhill

Law Ofc of Jim Kurkhill & Kulit Consulting

Location
Orange County, California Area
Industry
Legal Services

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Jim Kurkhill's Overview

Current
  • Principal at Law Ofc of Jim Kurkhill
  • Principal at Kulit Consulting
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Jim Kurkhill's Summary

Founder of Kulit Consulting. Kulit (pronounced "cool-it") is a unique consulting firm offering technical case consultation to attorneys & claims professionals who need assistance for the development, presentation and risk assessment for technical or complex litigation. Blending legal, engineering and graphic skills, Kulit delivers whole-case presentation solutions, including 3D computer modeling/animation, PowerPoint, graphic time lines, and accident investigation.

Law Office of Jim Kurkhill; Formerly partner at Haushalter, Kurkhill & Gaspar, LLP. 1993-2010; practicing in the areas of commercial and residential construction law, complex construction defect litigation, product failure, delay claims, change order disputes, and contract drafting. Jim is a frequent lecturer on various topics involving California construction law, handling and presenting complex construction cases.

Specialties

All aspects of construction law, including construction defects, delay claims, change order disputes, contract negotiation & drafting, litigating complex multi-party disputes, and technical claim analysis.

Jim Kurkhill's Experience

Principal

Law Ofc of Jim Kurkhill

August 2010Present (4 years 2 months)

Construction Law

Principal

Kulit Consulting

2008Present (6 years)

Kulit Consulting offers technical case assistance to legal and insurance professionals to aid in the development and presentation of technical or complex litigated matters.

Partner

Haushalter, Kurkhill & Gaspar, LLP

19932010 (17 years)

Seventeen years experience in all aspects of construction law (commercial and residential), complex technical cases, general business litigation, contract drafting & negotiation, personal injury, job site injury, premises liability, wrongful death.

Product Development Engineer

Melles Griot

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

19871990 (3 years)

Developed and marketed various precision opto-mechanical mounting and positioning components for laboratory and production applications serving industrial, commercial, aerospace and research industries.

Engineer (MTS II)

Hughes Aircraft Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GMH; Defense & Space industry

19831987 (4 years)

Field Engineer supporting development of Sealite Beam Director at the Electro Optical & Data Systems Group (EDSG) El Segundo, CA & at the High Energy Laser System Test Facility (HELSTF), White Sand Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico.

Engineer (Co-Op Program)

Eastman Kodak

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; EK; Printing industry

19801982 (2 years)

Performed research and design for optical testing apparatus for film products (15 Mos); Kodak Park, Film Technical Services Division, Test Development & Engineering, Rochester, NY

Jim Kurkhill's Skills & Expertise

  1. Arbitration
  2. Dispute
  3. Civil Litigation
  4. Commercial Litigation
  5. Negotiation
  6. Litigation Support
  7. Litigation Management

Jim Kurkhill's Education

Pepperdine University School of Law

JD

19901993

Activities and Societies: Law & Motion Clerk, Santa Monica Superior Court

University of Rochester

BS, Optics

19781983

Accepted for co-op (work/study) program at Eastman Kodak Company, Film Technical Services Division, Test Development and Engineering

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