Jim Fletcher was born in Newark, N.J., in 1937. He received a B.A. degree in history and science in 1959 from Saint Anselm College. He joined Crawford & Company, an independent claims management firm, in 1959 in its New York City office and later was named assistant manager of the White Plains, N.Y., office and then manager of the Stamford, Conn., office. In 1970, he opened J.J. Fletcher Company, Inc. in White Plains, N.Y., providing investigation and trial preparatory services to major insurance carriers and their defense firms in the tri-state area, retiring in 2008. Jim and his wife Barbara live in Darien and have one child. Jim is a member of Darien Boat Club, Knollwood Country Club and Equinox Health Club and is a former member of Middlesex Club. He enjoys golf, antique cars, history and exercise.