James P. Parker is a rising litigator in British Columbia with a strong ability to identify and achieve strategic solutions for complex legal problems. James has significant experience in civil litigation and arbitration matters, including Estate Litigation and Civil Forfeiture, and he is developing a practice in Tax Appeals. He has acted as counsel and co-counsel in BC Supreme Court and the BC Court of Appeal on a broad range of cases and appeals involving trusts, conversion, property development, enforcement of foreign judgments, intellectual property rights, shareholders’ remedies, real estate transactions, high-asset divorce, breaches of confidence, professional negligence, partnership disputes, wrongful dismissal, strata property claims, and fiduciary law.
After law school, James clerked for Justices Garson and Fitch at the BC Court of Appeal. He joined NST following his call to the bar and has been mentored by the province’s best trial and appellate counsel, Irwin G. Nathanson, K.C., Stephen R. Schachter, K.C., Murray A. Clemens, K.C., and Randall R.J. Hordo, K.C. In addition to NST’s senior barristers, James regularly works alongside and learns from the firm’s next generation of leading litigators, James C. MacInnis, K.C., Karen L. Carteri, Peter R. Senkpiel, and Julia K. Lockhart.
James advocates fiercely for his clients, and provides strong legal analysis, negotiation skills and courtroom presence. He is tireless in mining the evidence, jurisprudence and statutes to craft the best legal arguments for his cases. In addition to his commercial litigation practice, James actively takes on pro bono work, including acting as appellate counsel under Access Pro Bono’s Court of Appeal Roster Program and providing free legal advice through the Access Pro Bono Clinic.