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James Kalb is a lawyer and writer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


Dartmouth College—B.A. (summa cum laude) in mathematics, 1969.

University of Wisconsin (Madison)—Graduate study in philosophy, no degree, 1974-75. University Fellow.

Yale Law School—J.D., 1978.


1969-1971: United States Peace Corps, Afghanistan, secondary school mathematics teacher.

1972-1974: Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Boston, methods analyst.

1978—1993: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York City, associate attorney, senior attorney and associate counsel.

1993—present: Self-employed.



My writings are linked on the sidebar. You can search almost all of them using the “search” box, also in the sidebar.

I am available to lecture on topics related to those on which I have published.

For those with some idle time, I also have an online collection of palindromes.