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James M. Early, CSSC
11 Spyglass Point Circle
Bedford, NH, 03110

603-719-1010 (Phone)

603-719-1011 (Fax)

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Jim Early is a Senior Advisor to Ringler, assisting in strategic business partnerships and collaborating with Ringler’s 150 plus Consultants nationwide. Jim is also President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA). See the news release here.

Jim joined Ringler in January 2002, became Senior Vice President in 2010 and served as the Eastern Regional Director, managing associates in 23 states as well as Washington, D.C. and Northern New England. Most recently, Jim served as Ringler’s Executive Vice President and National Sales Director in charge of sales operations, focusing on services to Ringler’s clients and partners throughout the country. He has also been a member of the Ringler Board of Directors and a member of the Board at NSSTA. Before moving into executive leadership, Jim called on his more than 40 years of insurance and settlement planning experience to provide structures in thousands of cases since 1985.

When asked about helping to build the future at Ringler, Jim says, “It is more important, now than ever, that Ringler explore new ways to lead the profession as the best choice to protect injury victims and help everyone succeed in a settlement negotiation.”

Professional History

  • Claim Representative, Insurance Company of North America in Milwaukee
  • Served with INA (later CIGNA) in a number of claim capacities
  • Unit Manager, Boston, MA
  • Claim Manager, Providence, RI
  • Assistant Regional Claims Manager, Providence-Washington Insurance Company


  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Professional Designation

  • Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC)

Professional Affiliations

  • National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) President 2017
  • Certified Litigation Management Professional at Columbia University (through the Litigation Management Institute)
  • Faculty Member at the School of Mediation, Claims College in Philadelphia
  • Served on the Rhode Island Governor’s Insurance Council
  • Member of the Boston Association of Claims Executives and NH Adjusters Association
  • Member of the Council on Litigation Management and Northern New England Society for Health Care Risk Management
  • Elected to the Board of Directors of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association in 2001 and 2007
  • Served on NSSTA’s Executive Committee

Jim on Why You Should Choose Ringler

So why should you work with Ringler versus other settlement consultants? With more than 30 years of experience in insurance and structured settlements, Jim can tell you himself. Click on the video below.

Jim on Ringler Radio

An Update on Structured Settlement Legislation

Understanding Structured Settlements: A New NSSTA Survey

Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics

The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story

The DRI – ‘The Voice of the Defense Bar’

Factoring of Structured Settlements and the Ceron Case

The California Structured Settlement Protection Act

NSSTA’s Initiatives for 2010

Structured Settlement: How it Works

Personal History

Jim is married to Jane and has three children and five grandchildren. He is an avid golfer and skier.

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