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Senior Partner

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Jim has the experience and know-how to bring your dispute from claim to resolution.  He is known for his forthright manner and ability to pinpoint the issues to find the right solutions for you.  With more than 40 years of experience, Jim maintains a keen enthusiasm for resolving challenging legal issues and advocating for his clients. 

Jim has a long and established general practice and regularly appears before all levels of court in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Jim represents a broad range of clients, from individuals to small and medium sized businesses, some of whom have sought out his advice for several generations.


Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Administrative Tribunals, Personal Injury, Wills & Estates,  Commercial & Residential Real Estate



2000 – Appointed Queen’s Counsel

1973 – Called to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador

1972 – Bachelor of Laws Degree from Dalhousie University

1969 – Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland


Community Involvement

  • Adjudicator on the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaints Commission Panel

  • Past President of the St. John’s Downtown Development Commission

  • Member and Past President Squash Newfoundland

  • Member of the East Coast Trail Association

  • Past member of the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee

  • Former member for the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board

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