Jim is a founding partner of the firm with over 20 years experience in practice as a litigator and provider of legal advice in the professional liability and insurance sectors.
Jim has acted for accounting firms, individual accountants and their insurers for over 18 years. His clients also include professionals in the engineering and financial services sectors as well as insurance underwriters and brokers.
Jim acts for accountants and financial advisors in disciplinary and licensing matters. He practices commercial litigation with particular focus on advice and defence of clients facing claims under appointment by liability insurers.
Notable examples of Jim’s cases include defence of a negligence claim against a major Canadian firm of Chartered Accountants by investors in a client of the firm. The case was successfully defended at trial and on appeal to the Court of Appeal with an award of costs that covered the legal expenses throughout.
James graduated from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in 1986 and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1991.