Jim is senior trial and appellate counsel, with experience in a wide range of complex litigation matters. He has appeared as counsel in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Jim has represented clients in numerous major corporate-commercial, class action, energy, contaminated site, regulatory offence, constitutional and product liability cases. He also advises clients on national and international compliance and foreign and domestic anticorruption.
In 2013, Jim was named Canada's Class Action Litigator of the Year in the Benchmark Canada Awards. In 2017, the Attorney General of British Columbia appointed Jim as Queen’s Counsel (now King's Counsel).
Jim is also consistently recognized as a leading litigation lawyer in a number of legal trade publications. For example, in Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2018, he was referred to as "the dean of the British Columbia product liability and class action bars." In Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence, he is recognized in 2019 as "a widely revered product liability practitioner, well versed in representing major corporations across various sectors in complex class actions," in 2021 as "one of the very best trial lawyers in all of Canada" and in 2022 as "Most Highly Recommended" and "internationally renowned as 'one of the best litigators' within the Canadian product liability community." In Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2022, he was named a Global Elite Thought Leader and "heralded by interviewees who laud the first-rate advice he delivers to domestic and international clients on a wide range of product liability defence matters."
In 2022, Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business reported that Jim "is extremely strategic and knowledgeable. He is also communicative, business-oriented and responsive."
In 2023, Jim was appointed by the Canadian Department of Justice to the Judicial Advisory Committee of British Columbia. Jim is a former governor of the Law Foundation and a former director of Ballet BC and The Law Court Inn.