DIRECT LINE: 403.303.9111
LAW SCHOOL: University of Western Ontario
BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (1982), Saskatchewan (2020)
For over 37 years Jim has delivered practical legal solutions enabling his clients to protect their businesses and other interests. He has handled litigation involving construction disputes, products liability, oil and gas, utility regulation, real estate disputes, securities regulation, shareholders’ disputes, estates, intellectual property, lawyers’ and engineers’ professional liability and responsibility, labour, derivatives contracts and directors’ liability. His commitment to understanding his clients' long-term goals, combined with his extensive experience prosecuting and defending litigation, enables Jim to provide a cost-effective, tailored solution for each matter.
Jim has extensive experience defending those facing professional liability claims. He has worked with clients on a variety of matters, from disciplinary proceedings against individuals to multi-million dollar actions against firms.
Jim’s practice includes commercial arbitrations, both as counsel and arbitrator. In 2013 Jim joined the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an organization based in London, U.K. which has Canadian and North American Branches. After completing the necessary coursework and passing the examination requirements, Jim achieved Fellow status in the Institute, the highest level of membership.
Jim is an active and committed member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and has held a variety of senior positions, including serving as Alberta Branch President and a member of the National Council. In recognition of his long commitment to the CBA, Jim received the CBA – Alberta Branch Outstanding Service Award in 2006 and the CBA SOGIC Ally Award in 2006. Currently Jim sits on the Board of Directors of Lawyers Financial/Canadian Bar Insurance Association..
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Jim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has conducted commercial arbitrations as lead counsel under the Arbitration Act of Alberta with panels of three arbitrators.
Jim also acts as an arbitrator and has served as sole arbitrator in several commercial disputes. Jim is currently serving as sole arbitrator for two ongoing commercial disputes.