James* is a partner at Roper Greyell where he practices in all areas of employment and labour law.
He is well known for providing practical, cost-effective and long-lasting solutions to difficult employment, labour and workplace human rights issues. He is frequently recommended as a strong advocate who provides capable representation and pragmatic advice. Respect, integrity and the utmost professionalism are at the core of his client-focused approach.
James has represented employers and senior employees before all levels of court and a wide range of workplace-related administrative tribunals in British Columbia.
He has served two terms as the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC) Employment Law Section and as an Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) National Labour and Employment Law Section. He has been a guest speaker for organizations including the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR), the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC), Lancaster House and Insight Information and in the Roper Greyell Workplace Law Education Series. James has written for CPHR’s HRVoice and PeopleTalk magazines and, for many years, was the author and editor of Roper Greyell’s monthly newsletters. He also sits on the editorial board of LexisNexis Canada Inc.’s Labour Notes newsletter.
James spends most of his time outside work with his wife and their three beautiful children. He also is a member of the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of British Columbia and Yukon.
LL.B. and B.Comm. (Accounting) (With Honours), University of British Columbia
Year of call
British Columbia, 2004
Membership / Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law Sections
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR)
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
The Advocates’ Society
Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’ Association (HCLA)
Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
Listings / Rankings
“Litigation Lawyer to Watch” – Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (US Guide – Litigation), 2012
“Leading Lawyer Under 40” – Winner of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 competition, 2013
Best Lawyers in Canada, 2015-2017 (Employment and Labour Law)
Who’s Who Legal, 2016-2017 – Labour, Employment and Benefits
Lexpert-Ranked Lawyer, 2016