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  >  James C. Simmons

Jim has had many Trials as lead counsel, including many Jury Trials during his career. He has appeared mainly at the Trial level but also has appeared on the Appeal level, including the Ontario Court of Appeal. He continues a very busy litigation practice as well as general advice and potential alternate solutions involving estate matters, real estate matters and other commercial disagreements principally in Northern Ontario.


  • Queen’s University – LL.B. (1968)
  • Queen’s University – B.A. (1965)
  • Professional and Industry Recognition
  • 1982 – Appointed Queen’s Counsel
  • 1999 – Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 2011 – The Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Insurance Law
  • 2016 – The Advocates’ Society Medal

Memberships & Associations:

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Cochrane Law Association
  • Sudbury and District Law Association
  • York Law Association, Former Member
  • Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Director, Mirarco Mining Innovation
  • Former Trustee, Sudbury Algoma Foundation
  • Former Director, Sudbury Algoma Hospital
  • Former Member and Director, Sudbury & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Director and President, Montessori School of Sudbury
  • Former Trustee, Science North
  • Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 5)
  • Canadian Owners and Pilots Association
  • Seaplane Pilots Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association

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