James is a personal injury lawyer in Halton who fights to recover fair compensation for people injured due to the negligence of others.
James was born in Hamilton but has been living in Stoney Creek for over 20 years. As a teenager he played Basketball for Hamilton Blessed Sacrament and baseball for the Stoney Creek Optimist Club, the Hamilton Astros, the East Mountain Cobras and the Hamilton Junior Cardinals.
After high school at Cardinal Newman Secondary School, James attended McMaster University where he obtained a major in History and a minor in Mathematics. He was the recipient of two academic scholarships and inducted into the Canadian chapter of the Golden Key International Academic Society. He graduated summa cum laude from McMaster in 2006.
Throughout his years at McMaster, James volunteered at the Pine Villa Nursing Home and worked as a Mathematics tutor for high school students at Oxford Learning Centre in Stoney Creek. Upon finishing his undergraduate degree, he attended law school at the University of Ottawa, where he was a member of the Criminal Law Association. James graduated from law school in 2009 and was called to the Bar in June 2010.
James is the President of the Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton (BIAPH) and a former board member of the Halton County Law Association. He is also a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Hamilton Law Association, the American Association for Justice and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, regularly attending conferences and seminars. James enjoys learning about the law and using the law to assist people who are in need of help. He feels privileged to be a part of the Martin & Hillyer team, where he has an opportunity to make a difference in his community. As a member of the Martin & Hillyer team, James practises criminal defence and personal injury litigation.