About Jim

Jim is a member of our Civil Litigation, and Labour & Employment services areas.  While Jim’s civil litigation practice is particularly focused on the defence of professionals, including architects, engineers and accountants, and employment law, he also offers general counsel to a number of businesses.

Along with Jim’s trial experience, he has participated in multiple mediations involving construction claims of all sizes, from residential to multi-million dollar projects.  Jim is counsel to one of the region’s largest professional liability insurers.

Jim has served our community in various capacities over the past many years, including stints as a Board member with Big Brothers & Sisters, the IWK Health Centre Foundation and the Halifax-Dartmouth Transportation Club.  Jim recently served eight years on the Board of Sport Nova Scotia, the last two as its Chair.  Currently, he is a member of the Boards of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and Harbour City Homes, the City of Halifax Non-Profit Housing Society. Jim also spent many years teaching Civil Procedure Workshops at Dalhousie and coaching hockey in the Halifax Hawks Minor Hockey Association. Jim has sipped from the Stanley Cup!

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society


  • Bachelor of Science, Dalhousie University, 1980
  • Bachelor of Law, Dalhousie University, 1984
  • Admitted to Nova Scotia Bar 1985