Partner. James’s practice focuses on Plaintiffs' class proceedings. James focuses on matters against government defendants under section 24(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. James is lead counsel in Brazeau v. Canada, where he obtained a $20,000,000 aggregate damages award for a class of mentally ill prisoners pursuant to section 24(1) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. James is also lead counsel in the Francis v. Ontario matter where the Court of Appeal for Ontario read down provincial immunity legislation in awarding the class $30,000,000 in aggregate damages for systemic negligence. He is lead counsel in Nasogaluak v. Canada, the first police racism class action to be certified in Canada. He is lead counsel in Carcillo v. CHL et al, which concerns allegations of systemic abuse and toxic culture in Canadian major junior hockey. James also litigates products liability claims such as Quenneville v. Volkswagen, in which a multi-billion dollar settlement was reached, and Kalra v. Mercedes, which was settled for well over $250 million. James was listed in the Benchmark Litigation “40 and under hot list”. He practised class action litigation for Defendants at an international law firm before joining Koskie Minsky in 2014.