James is an astute and dedicated litigator who advocates vigorously for his clients.
He is a mid-level Associate who joined Bell Temple in July 2018, having previously practiced for many years at a well-respected insurance defence litigation boutique, specialising in complex negligence matters.
His background is primarily in insurance defence including motor vehicle accidents, personal injury / casualty, property, occupier’s liability, tavern liability, product liability, commercial litigation, insurance law / coverage opinions, subrogation and construction claims.
He has conducted Examinations for Discovery, argued Motions, attended Mediations and Pre-Trial Conferences and prepared various written advocacy materials.
He has also assisted senior counsel representing insurers at Trials in the Superior Court of Justice, as well as prepared materials for matters before the Ontario Court of Appeal and for leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.