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James Whelan, P.E.

Mechanical Engineer


Washington D.C. Service Center
4515 Daly Drive, Ste. M



Telephone 2




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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Whelan is a Licensed Professional Engineer and United States Patent Agent. His work is performed in support of accident reconstruction, litigation, intellectual property disputes, product recalls, insurance investigations, and industrial problem solving. He has investigated, analyzed and reconstructed accidents involving vehicles, machines, mechanical systems and industrial equipment. He has also critiqued product infringements within the scope of patent protection. Mr. Whelan has provided expert testimony in numerous legal jurisdictions. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. He has worked on projects in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Whelan is a passport holder for the United States and the Republic of Ireland. He speaks basic German and Spanish.

    Areas of expertise are:

    • Trucking and Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
    • Mechanical Systems Analysis
    • HVAC and Plumbing Systems Failure Analysis
    • Intellectual Property
    • Three-Dimensional Data Capture and Modeling


  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 2001


  • Certifications

    Patent Agent, United States Patent and Trademark Office, #69459

    Professional Engineer, DC, #PE907777

    Professional Engineer, FL, #75956

    Professional Engineer, IL, #062-060136

    Professional Engineer, IN, #PE11012095

    Professional Engineer, IA, #20175

    Professional Engineer, KS, #25786

    Professional Engineer, MD, #45624

    Professional Engineer, MI, #6201056772

    Professional Engineer, MN, #50934

    Professional Engineer, MO, #2015003022

    Professional Engineer, NY, #093646

    Professional Engineer, NE, #E-14390

    Professional Engineer, NM, #20468

    Professional Engineer, NC, #041614

    Professional Engineer, PA, #PE074374

    Professional Engineer, TN, #120527

    Professional Engineer, VA, #0402053853

    Professional Engineer, WI, #41368-6

    Certified Instructor (Powered Industrial Trucks), 29 CFR 1910.178 OSHA, Scott Lift Truck OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations, Occupational Training and Supply, Inc.



  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Mechanical
    • Engineering - Accident Reconstruction
    • Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
    • Engineering - Mechanical Equipment, HVAC
    • Engineering - Mechanical Equipment, Machinery
    • Engineering-Accident Reconstruction
    • Engineering - Mechanical/Electrical Automotive
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