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James R. Jenkins & Forensic Video Law

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Three Decades of Unbreakable Bonds

30 Years of Successful Relationships

At the heart of our success lies three decades of forging unshakable bonds with legal professionals across the country. Our unwavering commitment to fostering solid relationships with attorneys has been the cornerstone of our company's countless triumphs. We take pride in being the trusted partner of some of the most experienced legal minds.


How Our Relationship with Legal Professionals Led to Record-Setting Results

At the height of the global pandemic, our video Mediation Documentary helped obtain the largest settlement in Georgia's history for a brain damaged baby case, setting a new precedent for the legal industry. But we didn't stop there. In 2021 Forensic Video Law left the defense with no other option but to settle 28 individual cases after viewing our mediation documentaries. For one attorney we helped him settle 2 cases back-to-back totaling $4.5M. The following year, in 2022, our firm more than tripled the money made for our clients by utilizing superior technology in several eight figure landmark cases.

Partnering for Success and Delivering Results with Forensic Video Law

Today, our team covers the entire east coast, and together, attorneys and Forensic Video Law are a force to be reckoned with. We look forward to continuing to build upon our successful track record and lasting relationships with our valued legal partners for years to come.

No matter how big or small, let us show you what sets us apart from want-a-be legal videographers and true Forensic Video Professionals that will increase the value of your case.




Christopher "Chris" D. Ballard

Sheila Davenport, Operations Manager Forensic Video Law

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Christopher "Chris" D. Ballard, my mentor and a beloved member of the Jacksonville, Florida community. Chris passed away on Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 in Asheville, North Carolina at the age of 71.

Born on May 13th, 1951 to Astrid Marian Ballard and Edward Ray Ballard, Chris was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. He graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1969 and went on to become a successful entrepreneur.

Chris founded his own business, Omni Video, in the late 70's and was a and was a pioneer in the use of video for personal injury litigation. He was the first person to get legal video put into the legal system in Georgia and the 2nd person in Florida. He was the first person to get legal video put into the legal system in Georgia and the 2nd person in Florida. Chris made cutting edge forensic video presentations for mediation or trial, a critical and necessary asset that was successful for 40 years. He was the first number one forensic video producer in the nation because of his outstanding achievements for people who needed help.

Christopher is survived by his sister, Astrid Pamela Ballard Pauly (Robert), one niece, Leighton Hannah (Joseph), one nephew, Mark Pauly (Cortney), and four great nieces, Charlotte Pauly, Magnolia Pauly, Suzanna Pauly, and Zoe Hannah.

Chris was not only a successful entrepreneur but also a great friend, colleague, and professional. Everyone who knew him can attest to his larger-than-life personality. He was quick-witted and always had a funny story or joke to share. He loved good food and good fun, and he was known for entertaining in his condo with music. Chris was also very thoughtful and would always send a card or make a call to wish someone well.

Chris will always be remembered for being larger than life. He enjoyed time with his sister and her family, traveling on the beaches at Tybee as well as traveling to New York, Colorado and even to the mountains of Mexico. This is how he will be remembered. Rest in peace, Chris.


Meet Our Operations Manager

Sheila Davenport, Operations Manager Forensic Video Law

Sheila Davenport

Sheila started with Forensic Video Law in 2016 after James filmed a Day in the Life video for a close family member. Her experience with personal injury litigation drives her to provide five-star service in an effort to help others going through the process. Sheila brings with her more than 13 years of marketing, design and copywriting experience along with multiple degrees, including Psychology and New Media Technology.


Freed to Run 2019

Dec 2019 James Jenkns with Jaguars mascot at the Freed to Run finish line

James R Jenkins & Jaxson de Ville
December 20, 2019

Freed to Run - Courthouse-to-Courthouse Relay
This six day marathon that began in Tallahassee on December 15, concluded at the Duval County Courthouse in Jax on Friday, December 20. Our own James Jenkins was on hand to see all the action. He even had time to get a picture with our local celebrity, Jacksonville Jaguars mascot, Jaxson de Ville.


The multi-day marathon raised money for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.


Video Technologies Get Results

New Video Technologies Get Results article by James Jenkins for Attorney at Law Magazine

James R Jenkins | Contributing Editor
Attorney at Law Magazine

This month’s issue of Attorney at Law Magazine features a piece written by our very own, James Jenkins. This engaging article gives great insight into today’s video technologies and the results achieved for our clients.

Read the full Article
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20th Annual Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Awards Celebration

James Jenkins with the judges at

September 18, 2019

We had a wonderful time attending the JALA awards celebration held September 18, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville. The annual event, now in its 20th year, celebrates philanthropy and volunteerism in the legal community. The 2019 recipient of the Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Award was retired Judge Hugh Carithers.


2019 Equal Justice Award Celebration
20th Annual Equal Justice Awards
JALA Equal Justice Awards
JALA Equal Justice Awards with Jamie Holland
Bob Spohrer and his wife at the Equal Justice Awards
Equal Justice Awards Pro-Bono Recipients



JWLA 2019 Woman of Year

JWLA Woman Lawyer of the Year 2019 - Joni Poitier - with James Jenkins, Tom Brady and Sheila Davenport

May 9, 2019

Forensic Video Law was privileged to attend the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association's (JWLA) May luncheon when they announced its 2019 Woman of Year. This year’s winner is Joni Poitier, partner at Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones.

Pictured left to right  
James Jenkins, Joni Poitier, 
Tom Brady & Sheila Davenport  

Sheila and James at The River Club for the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association's luncheon Sheila Davenport and James Jenkins
Sheila with Tom Brady, Attorney at Law MagazineSheila Davenport and Tom Brady
James setting up for the video interview of the JWLA 2019 Woman Lawyer of the Year



May 2019: Forensic Video Law Magazine

May 2019 Forensic Video Law Cover featuring attorneys Fred Bergen of Bergen & Bergen and Carl Varnedoe of Jones Osteen Jones

May 2019 Edition

Attorneys red Bergen of Bergen & Bergen and Carl Varnedoe of Jones Osteen Jones, had a $1 million policy to work with in a fatal motor vehicle accident case but knew the case was worth much more. At mediation Mr. Bergen played a six-minute video compilation of the police body and vehicle cameras from the scene of the collision. The room was silent for some time after the presentation ended. Within a short time, the defense reacted, "We didn't bring enough money."
The case settled for more than $5.65 million above policy limits!

Read the full Story


March 2019: Forensic Video Law Magazine

March 2019 Forensic Video Law Cover featuring attorney Cameron Kennedy

March 2019 Edition

Cameron Kennedy, rising star at the Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley Law firm, has a powerful weapon the defense hates.

"Many times, these cases take years to complete and by preserving the evidence with video documentation, I increase the value of my cases tremendously. Video exhibits have also made the difference between us winning and losing cases." ~ Cam Kennedy

Check out a brief video of Cam explaining why it’s imperative to document damages using video.


December Cover: Forensic Video Law Magazine

December Cover of Forensic Video Law Magazine Featuring Jamie Holland of Harrell and Harrell


December 2018 Edition

Trial attorney, Jamie Holland of Harrell & Harrell, achieved a $2.35 million verdict after discrediting the defense's medical expert using a two camera video documentary shot by Forensic Video Law.


Thanks & Giving Friend Raiser

Thanks & Giving Friend Raiser

Last month James Jenkins, owner & operator of Forensic Video Law, attended the Guardian ad Litem Florida First Coast's Thanks & Giving Friend Raiser. Guardian ad Litem are a unique group of extemporary people who are dedicated to serving children who may be at risk in our community. Attorney Bob Spohrer, Judge David Gooding and Mayor Lenny Curry are proud supporters of this vital program.

Please take a moment to watch this short video we produced to see how you can make a difference.

October Cover: Forensic Video Law Magazine

October Cover of Forensic Video Law Magazine Featuring Ray Coleman of Coleman Law Offices


October 2018 Edition

Attorney, Ray Coleman of Coleman Law Offices, explains how he gets results (policy limits and more) quickly for his clients.


Fundraiser for Richard Bloodworth

Disabled Homeless Marine Veteran Needs Your Help

Richard Bloodworth needs our help. Richard graduated in 1982 and was always a cheerful caring person to everyone he met. He served our country proudly as a US marine but after the 2008 depression everything changed for the worst. Tragically he became disabled and homeless through no fault of his own and now struggles to live each day. Richard lost the full use of his left arm and hand plus suffers from chronic debilitating back pain. His mother passed away in 2017 and he has no other family.


Richard has applied for disability through the government but they said it could take 1 to 2 years for approval and going through the VA has been a nightmare with no success. Richard hasn’t given up as he continues to seek out work and has found employment but nothing substantial, or lasting due to his disability. Let’s help Richard win his fight!


On October 13th from 2 pm to 4 pm, we are having a fundraiser for Richard at “Lillian’s Sports Grill” located at 5393 Roosevelt Blvd # 6, Jacksonville, FL 32210. Please join us to support one of our friends and if you can’t make it, please click on the GOFundMe link provided. God bless and thank you for your loving support:)


GoFundMe Link: GoFundMe fundraiser for Richard Bloodworth, US Marine Veteran




19th Annual Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Awards

photo James Jenkins and Buddy Schulz

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Honors Buddy Schulz

Last night, the 19th Annual Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Awards Celebration of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid honored George E. “Buddy” Schulz Jr. Partner, Holland & Knight. James Jenkins, the owner and operator of Forensic Video Law, was on hand to video the special celebration held at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel.




Forensic Video Law Magazine Covers


August Cover of Forensic Video Law Magazine featuring Ed RicciJuly Cover of Forensic Video law Magazine featuring James Jenkins

August 9, 2018 Edition

Ed Ricci, of Searcy Law, is featured on August's cover after a nearly $5 MILLION victory for his client.

July 13, 2018 Edition

James Jenkins knows what it takes to win a case, POWERFUL EVIDENCE!



Taylor Foote, Forensic Videographer, Joins the Team

photo of Taylor Foote



Taylor Foote

Taylor Foote is our new certified drone pilot and forensic video producer. Taylor has already worked on numerous projects for Forensic Video Law with successful results. Taylor is a dedicated and creative asset to the company.



Promo Shoot at Duval County Courthouse

Photo shoot at Duval County Courthouse



Attorney at Law Magazine

Promo shoot for Attorney at Law Magazine at the Duval County Courthouse for the highlighted attorney of the month.
Photo shoot for Attorney at Law Magazine
James Jenkins in action
Taylor and James



Paralegal Association of Florida - First Coast Chapter

PAFFCC Holiday Party



December 8, 2016

Forensic Video Law was proud to have sponsored the 2016 Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. - First Coast Chapter Holiday Party. The event was held at The River Club of Jacksonville.

James Jenkins & Jennifer Heape,
CP, FRP President of First Coast Chapter



James with paralegals at holiday party
holiday socializing with the paralegals
Paralegal Association of Florida party 2016




James Jenkins visits NYC



Taking New York by Storm

Traveling the country is exciting and gives our forensic producers added experience in litigation services.