10020 100th St, 3200 TELUS House, South Twr, Edmonton, AB
Year called to bar: 1992 (AB)
James Heelan has extensive experience in a broad range of litigation and regulatory matters. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of corporate commercial litigation, employment law, medical negligence and professional liability by Lexpert and was named in Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers and in Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross Border Litigation Lawyers. James has appeared before all levels of courts in Alberta and courts in several other provinces. He has also appeared before various arbitration panels, public inquiries and regulatory bodies, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, Securities Commissions, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Mutual Funds Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and the Alberta Human Rights Commission. He has served as a Governor of the University of Alberta, a Director with Covenant Health, a Director of the Friends of the Jubilee Auditoria, a Governor of Newman Theological College and a Director of Prospects Literacy Association. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2005.