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James Brooks

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James Brooks

Senior Consultant


949-622-0300 (Work)
949-510-2455 (Mobile)
2415 Campus Drive, Suite 225
Irvine, CA 92612

Jim Brooks is a Senior Consultant at J.S. Held where he provides expert services and construction consulting for J.S. Held clients in the areas of surety, construction project management, and construction claim analysis. Jim’s 40+ years of diversified employment in the construction industry (particularly in the electrical industry), has given him the tools necessary to provide our clients a variety of services.

Prior to joining J.S. Held, Jim spent eight years with Benchmark Consulting Services as a Senior Consultant working throughout the West Coast. During these years, Jim was retained by multiple sureties, private owners, public agencies, general and subcontractors, providing assistance in resolving public and private construction project disputes. He has a broad range of construction experience having worked with all types of construction, including government buildings, hospitals, military facilities, airports, churches, industrial facilities, public utilities, transportation, K-12 schools, community colleges, university facilities, subdivisions and residential projects.

Having spent over 30 years specifically working in the electrical industry, Jim is invaluable whenever construction disputes have electrical issues.

In addition to being a Certified Electrician, Jim obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate, as well as a General Contractor’s license which he has used to develop, build, and remodel custom homes throughout Southern California and Florida.