"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." – Stephen Leacock 

About James

James grew up in Fall River, Nova Scotia and is excited to be beginning his legal career in Halifax.

James graduated from Mount Allison University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and First Class Honours with Distinction. He still enjoys visits to New Brunswick as much as he can. 

James graduated from Dalhousie University with a Juris Doctor in 2020. In Law School, James was a Co-Chair of the Weldon Law Sports Committee, and frequently represented students against academic allegations with the Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service. While at Dalhousie, James was a recipient of the Alistair Fraser Award for Excellence in Contracts. 

James was a Summer Student and Articled Clerk at Burchells before joining the firm as an associate in 2021, after being called to the Nova Scotian Bar. James has joined the firm’s Litigation and Transaction Groups, with a particular focus on general civil litigation and insurance law, as well as maintaining a practice in corporate and commercial law, wills and estates, and commercial and residential real estate transactions.

Outside of work, James can often be found on Nova Scotia’s beaches and hiking trails, or cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays or Montréal Canadiens.