James is a litigator at Ross Nasseri. He is establishing a broad civil litigation and regulatory practice, leveraging his ability to solve complex legal problems across multiple overlapping areas of the law.
Before joining Ross Nasseri, James clerked with the judges of the Superior Court of Justice and the Divisional Court. He gained expertise in civil, criminal, family, and administrative law, assisting numerous Ontario judges through a wide variety of proceedings including motions, applications, jury and judge alone trials, judicial reviews, and appeals. Prior to clerking, James worked as a student at Lenczner Slaght LLP, where he supported litigation in the areas of professional negligence, commercial law, construction law, and regulatory law.
James graduated with a J.D. from Western Law, where he was a member of the Dean’s List. He was a National Champion and a Top Oralist in the Jessup Moot Competition, won the Law Games Canada Moot, and was a finalist in the Lerners Cup and Cherniak Cup. James served as Western’s Program Coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada and as the deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Western Journal of Legal Studies. He received several awards, including the David C. Scott Memorial Award for his contributions to the community. James also completed various comparative law courses at Duke Law School after receiving the Duke-Leiden Scholarship.
Before law school, James graduated with honours from York University with a Bachelor of Science and from the University of Toronto with a Master of Teaching. He has worked as an Ontario Certified Teacher and as an educational and public health research consultant. James is passionate about volunteering with and mentoring youth from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.