James Bartlett joined the Journal's Editorial Board in 2011. Vice Chairman of Semmes Bowen & Semmes, he specializes in maritime law, products liability, construction litigation and professional liability. Mr. Bartlett was Secretary of The Maritime Law Association of the United States from 2004 to 2008, and served on its Board of Directors from 1998 to 2001. He is a past Chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the Section of Tort and Insurance Practice of the ABA, and past Chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation of the ABA,Mr. Bartlett holds a B.A. from Washington & Lee University and A J.D. from Vanderbilt University.