James D. Kondopulos
James is a founding member and partner* of Roper Greyell LLP. He acts for and provides legal advice to employers in employment, labour relations and human rights matters. He also provides representation to employers and employees in wrongful dismissal actions, and investigates and reports on allegations of workplace harassment, bullying and code of conduct violations.
James has represented and appeared on behalf of clients before all levels of court and a wide range of workplace-related administrative tribunals in British Columbia. In 2012, James was recognized as a “Litigation Lawyer to Watch” in Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (US Guide – Litigation) and, in 2013, he was named one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40 when he was a winner in Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 competition. In 2014, James was recognized by his peers as a leading employment and labour lawyer and listed in Best Lawyers International, Canada.
In addition to being a member of the BC Human Resources Management Association (BC HRMA) and the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE), James has served two terms as the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) British Columbia Branch – Employment Law Section and is an Executive Member of the CBA National Labour and Employment Law Section. He is also a member of the CBA British Columbia Branch – Human Rights and Labour Law Sections. James has been a guest speaker for BC HRMA, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Lancaster House and Insight Information and in the Roper Greyell Workplace Law Education Series. He has written for BC HRMA’s HRVoice and PeopleTalk magazines and, for many years, was the author and editor of Roper Greyell’s monthly newsletters. He also is the senior editor of the CBA National Labour and Employment Law Section’s Perspectives newsletter and sits on the editorial board for Wolters Kluwer CCH’s Focus on Canadian Employment and Equality Rights newsletter.
James joined Greyell MacPhail, a predecessor to Roper Greyell, in 2004. He holds a UBC Law degree and UBC Commerce degree with honours and a specialization in Accounting. During his years at UBC, James served on the University Senate and was the valedictorian of both his Law graduating class and Commerce graduating class. He now volunteers as a moot court judge in the UBC Law Moot Court Program.
James spends most of his time outside work with his wife and their three beautiful children.
*Practising through a law corporation.