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Associate - Class Actions

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Phone: 226.213.7103
Fax: 519.672.6065

James is an associate lawyer in the class actions department. His practice is focused on class action litigation, including medical and securities class actions.

Education

Juris Doctor, with Distinction, Western University (2018)

Bachelor of Arts, with Honours, Ryerson University (2009)

Called to the Bar in Ontario, 2019

About

James is an associate lawyer in the class actions department. His practice is focused on class action litigation, including complex securities and medical class actions. He summered and articled with Siskinds prior to his call to the Bar in 2019.

James received his J.D. from Western University, where he was the recipient of numerous awards including the A.B. Siskind Scholarship for achieving the highest standing in the third year of the J.D. program. He was also part of two national championship-winning oral advocacy teams. He received the First Place Oralist award at the 2017 Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot from a panel led by Supreme Court of Canada Justice Malcolm Rowe, and he coached Western to victory at the 2018 Warren K. Winkler Class Actions Moot. He continues to serve as coach of Western University’s Winkler Moot team as a Lecturer for the school’s Faculty of Law.

Prior to pursuing a legal career, James owned and operated a corporate video production company in Toronto for five years, worked in the finance division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and spent a year teaching English to 6th graders in Kuwait.

Other Languages

French

Memberships and Associations

Law Society of Ontario, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Member

Publications and Speaking

  • “Collateral Benefits: Defending the Causal Rationale” (2018), University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review (76 UT Fac L Rev 92)
  • “A Statutory Solution to Ontario’s Environmental Class Action Problem: Section 99(2) of the Environmental Protection Act” (2019), Canadian Class Action Review (14:2 Can Class Action Rev 421)

Community Involvement

London Youth Advisory Council, Board of Directors

James is an associate lawyer in the class actions department. His practice is focused on class action litigation, including complex securities and medical class actions. He summered and articled with Siskinds prior to his call to the Bar in 2019.

James received his J.D. from Western University, where he was the recipient of numerous awards including the A.B. Siskind Scholarship for achieving the highest standing in the third year of the J.D. program. He was also part of two national championship-winning oral advocacy teams. He received the First Place Oralist award at the 2017 Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot from a panel led by Supreme Court of Canada Justice Malcolm Rowe, and he coached Western to victory at the 2018 Warren K. Winkler Class Actions Moot. He continues to serve as coach of Western University’s Winkler Moot team as a Lecturer for the school’s Faculty of Law.

Prior to pursuing a legal career, James owned and operated a corporate video production company in Toronto for five years, worked in the finance division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and spent a year teaching English to 6th graders in Kuwait.

French

Law Society of Ontario, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Member

  • “Collateral Benefits: Defending the Causal Rationale” (2018), University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review (76 UT Fac L Rev 92)
  • “A Statutory Solution to Ontario’s Environmental Class Action Problem: Section 99(2) of the Environmental Protection Act” (2019), Canadian Class Action Review (14:2 Can Class Action Rev 421)

London Youth Advisory Council, Board of Directors