James practices primarily in the field of Civil litigation, assisting clients in resolving difficult situations in a variety of fields, including defamation, personal injury, and litigation involving estates, construction, residential conveyancing, and debtor/creditor. James’ objective is to assist clients to attain their goals through negotiation but regularly attends Court to represent his clients’ needs regarding matters in dispute. James has conducted trials before the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and has appeared in various administrative tribunals or boards, and as junior counsel for a party with standing in a major public inquiry.
Called to the Bar of Manitoba in 2011
In his spare time James enjoys time with his family, reading, the outdoors, bicycles and maintaining an uneasy truce with the honeybee colonies he keeps in his backyard.
DFS Kaneski UnRuh LLP is the result of two firms merging in January of 2023, namely Deeley Fabbri Sellen LLP (“DFS”) and BD Oakes Jardine Kaneski UnRuh LLP (“BD Oakes”). The founding partners of DFS created the firm in 1979, known for dedicated and flexible client service, legal excellence and effectiveness, and commitment to giving back to the community. BD Oakes traces its history to 1974, becoming Booth Dennehy Ernst & Kelsch, acquiring Tupper & Adams (Manitoba’s oldest firm), and evolving into BD Oakes in 2019, carrying on a history of providing a wide range of legal services in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.Join our Team