In 2002, James completed a B.A. (Honours), magna cum laude, at the University of Ottawa, and in 2004 completed an M.A. in History at the same school. He was awarded an LL.B., cum laude, from the University of Ottawa, in 2008. The same year, he was a member of his school’s team in the Gale Cup national moot court competition. The team won the Gale Cup, as well as the Peter Cory Prize for Best Factum, and James was awarded the Brian Dickson Medal for Best Oral Advocacy in the final round. James was called to the bar in June 2009, and joined Zuber & Company LLP in June 2010. His litigation practice focuses on defending motor vehicle tort, occupiers’ liability, and property damage claims.
James regularly conducts Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Pre-Trial Conferences, as well as motions in Ontario Superior Court, including a successful motion for summary judgment and motion to dismiss for delay. He has appeared as co-counsel in trials in Superior Court, as well as on appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
James is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Advocates Society. James was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario. When not litigating, James enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter – and is also an avid yet inconsistent golfer.