James Davis is an employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. His practice involves advising clients in both the private and public sectors on a variety of matters related to litigation, employment law and human rights.
James regularly represents clients before courts, tribunals, arbitrators and mediators. A thoughtful and effective advocate, James is exceptionally practical and works with his clients to develop the most advantageous strategy for the issue at hand. In addition to his robust advocacy practice, James provides clients with strategic and thorough advice with respect to all matters that arise in the life cycle of the employment relationship. This includes employment contracts, terminations, frustration of contract, discipline, and human rights and accommodation. He is a creative problem-solver and he strives to understand the nuances of each workplace in order to provide legal advice that has been adapted to each client and situation.
James is a dedicated member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Student Committee and he regularly acts as a mentor to the firm’s articling students.
Outside of his busy practice, James is an avid runner, reality-TV watcher and (self-proclaimed) sommelier.
Arts & Sports Education Financial Services Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Healthcare Hospitality & Gaming Long-Term Care and Home Care Manufacturing Media & Communications Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Non-profit Organizations Professional & Technical Services Retail & Wholesale Trade
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law)
Queen’s University, J.D.
Queen’s Smith School of Business, BCom (Hons.)