Legal practice focuses primarily upon resources and resource development; courtroom experience encompasses such areas as corporate commercial, insurance, construction, administrative and employment law. A litigator with more than 30 years of experience, James’ broad practice extends to a variety of industry sectors and is recognized by his peers as a leader in the fields of energy, finance, manufacturing, transportation, mining, forestry and technology. He serves as a lecturer, panellist and spokesperson for numerous organizations and corporate clients. James practises as a barrister with appearances before all levels of Alberta and Federal Courts. His personal experience with industry and with First Nations, coupled with the ability to draw upon specialized practise areas within the firm, including tax, trusts and corporate structure, enables James to respond to each client’s individual requirements in a dedicated, timely and cost effective manner. His pragmatic and personal approach is the foundation of enduring client relationships, many of which span his entire legal career.