James R. Schmidt, Jr., BSME
Collision Reconstruction Engineering Analyst

Jim began his career with DJS Associates, Inc. in 1998, and has been reconstructing collisions since 1996. He earned his BSME from the University of Maryland, where he achieved Dean’s List Honors from start to finish, was elected to the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, and graduated magna cum laude in the top of his engineering class. Jim’s experience in performing site and vehicle inspections, physical evidence evaluation, and reconstructing such things as vehicle speeds, dynamics, and timing of crash sequences, shapes the foundation for the “next-level” analyses he achieves with today’s technology. All types of collisions involving motor vehicles, self-propelled vehicles, and pedestrians are evaluated.


Jim’s meticulous examination of collisions caught by video, be it surveillance, dash cam, or cellphone, has made him known in the office and by clients as “Captain Video.” Jim’s eye for detail is second to none while performing analyses in support of the testifying engineer. He utilizes state of the art computer technology to analyze physical evidence shown in photographs and to simulate pre-impact, impact, and post-impact vehicle dynamics. Event data is oftentimes invaluable to the analyses that Jim performs.

Jim continues to grow his knowledge in the industry as a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, relaxing in his new home, and eating lots of pizza. In the summer, he loves to take cruise vacations and spend time at the beach.

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