595 Burrard St, Suite 2600, PO Box 49314, 3 Bentall Ctr, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1988 (BC)
Jim has appeared as counsel in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Québec, as well as before the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared as Canadian counsel in many international matters including court appearances in the United States, Australia and Brazil. Jim was named Class Action Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada in 2013, and appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Attorney General of British Columbia in 2017. Jim has been recognized as “one of the best trial lawyers in all of Canada” and “the dean of the British Columbia product liability and class action bars.” Jim represents clients in numerous major corporate commercial, class action, energy, contaminated site, regulatory offence, constitutional and product liability cases. He also advises clients on national and international compliance with foreign and domestic anticorruption legislation. Jim has authored and co-authored numerous legal texts and articles. He is a contributing editor of the Federated Press Class Action Journal and has written numerous articles and lectured extensively on product liability, class actions and environmental law throughout Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in all major legal directories and ranking publications.