Jim is an experienced litigator handling complex commercial disputes. Prior to founding Tyr LLP in June 2019, he was a senior partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in the Litigation Group. He excels at identifying critical business issues and litigating complex cases in a practical way to achieve the client’s business objectives.
Jim’s areas of expertise include shareholder and oppression remedy actions, class actions, securities disputes, insolvency, gaming, and competition matters. He has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada and various other courts and administrative tribunals across the country.
Jim has received numerous recognitions including The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory — Litigation: Corporate Commercial, Directors’ & Officers’ Liability, Securities and Class Actions; Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business — Litigation, General Commercial; Benchmark Canada as a Litigation Star in Competition and General Commercial; and The Best Lawyers in Canada — Class Action Litigation, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Director & Officer Liability, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Law, and Securities Law. In 2018, Jim was awarded Gaming Law Lawyer of the Year, Toronto. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Advocates’ Society.
Updated April 2022