James Newland

Senior Counsel


James specializes in individual personal injury cases, mass torts, and class actions, often involving defective medical devices, pharmaceuticals, or mass transit accidents. He has represented clients in numerous negotiations, mediations, and other forms of ADR, and has acted as a mediator since 1997. He has been on the Toronto roster for the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program since its inception in 1999 and has conducted numerous mediations in the personal injury and insurance areas.

James was called to the bar in 1983 after graduating from Queen’s University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

He is a member and past director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), and a member of the American Association for Justice, the Advocates Society, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. He is also the founding Chair of the OTLA Mass Torts and Class Action Section.

Professional Involvement.

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), Founding Chair of the Mass Torts and Class Action Section
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
  • The Advocates' Society (TAS)
  • The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto (MLST)
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • The American Association for Justice

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