James’ practice focuses on construction and surety bonding issues. He spends the majority of his practice advising sureties on complex insolvency and risk mitigation matters. He also advises a number of public institutions, including hospitals, colleges and municipalities in infrastructure, procurement and contract litigation matters. James has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada and Court of Appeals in Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta and in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland. With extensive experience, James lends his expertise in the area as an instructor for the Surety and Construction Law Course at the School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto for the Surety Association of Canada. James has been selected by peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition (and since 2010) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Construction Law) 2018 edition (and since 2015) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Construction Law). In 2009 he was recognized as a Faculty of Business Distinguished Graduate by Brock University. James is the author of several papers and a frequent speaker at legal conferences and seminars on topics related to surety and construction law. Called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 1995.