James D. Glenn

Principal Consultant / P.E., ACTAR / Atlanta


Mr. Glenn holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.  He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Georgia and is ACTAR (Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists) certified.  He has over 30 years in forensic engineering work.  Mr. Glenn’s accident reconstruction work has included numerous cases involving automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, bicycles, night-time visibility and golf carts.  His vehicle component work has included tires, wheels, hydraulic and air brake systems, steering systems, suspensions, seat belts, air bags, and lamp analysis.

He has served as an engineer in the tire industry involving development, design and testing of passenger, motorcycle and experimental tires. He has participated in adjusted tire analysis involving high quantities of returned failed tires.  Mr. Glenn is the holder of Tire Design Patent Award Number D240,615. 

He has worked as a Senior Product Engineer in an axle and wheel manufacturing company, and has served in an engineering capacity in the design and development of industrial and highway wheels, hubs and axle systems.  He was directly involved in steel manufacturing processes including stamping, coining, welding, spinning, painting, and electro deposition

Since 1980, Mr. Glenn has provided numerous courtroom testimonies on tire cases in the United States, and has also testified on vehicle accident reconstruction cases.

Representative Engagements

  • Tire failure investigation
  • Wheel failure and separation investigation
  • Vehicle accident reconstruction

Education and Registrations

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering-Purdue University
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)