Bio

James practices primarily in the field of Civil litigation, assisting clients in resolving difficult situations in a variety of fields, including litigation involving estates, construction, and residential conveyancing. James’ practice also includes a small amount of Child & Family Services work, including applications for private guardianship of a child. James’ objective is to assist clients attain their goals through negotiation but regularly attends Court to represent his clients’ needs  regarding matters in dispute. James has appeared on behalf of his clients before the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, in various administrative tribunals or boards, and as junior counsel for a party with standing in a major public inquiry.

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation

Education

LL.B. University of Manitoba 2010
Call to the Bar of Manitoba in 2011

Professional Involvement/Achievements

Member of the Law Society of Manitoba
Membre général de l’AJEFM (Association des juristes d’expression française du Manitoba),
Past board member of Trails Manitoba (the Manitoba Recreational Trails Association Inc.) April 2017 – March 2019
Membre ancien du CA de l’AJEFM (Association des juristes d’expression française du Manitoba), janvier 2013 – mai 2014.

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