James R. Smith

James R. Smith

Partner. Call to the Bar: 1990

Jim attended the University of Toronto as a scholarship student and studied Political Science and History for two years. He advanced to Osgoode Hall Law School and graduated with his LL.B. in 1988. Jim also received his Masters of Law degree (LL.M) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1999, specializing in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

Jim is the Senior Litigation Partner at RZCD and heads up our Construction Litigation and Law Group. He has appeared at all levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario, representing chartered banks and institutions, private corporations and entrepreneurs, as well as athletes and sport franchise owners. Jim has extensive experience negotiating for suppliers in the construction industry.

Jim is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, County of York Law Association, Peel Law Association, Construction Law Division of the CBAO, Canadian Bar Association, Sports Lawyers Association, and is Lead Counsel to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum.

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation and Civil Litigation: construction liens and construction contracts, debtor/creditor and security enforcement and bankruptcy and insolvency.

For further assistance, please contact Jim directly at jsmith@rzcdlaw.com or at Ext. 228.

Alternatively, his legal assistant, Matthew Antrobus can be reached at mantrobus@rzcdlaw.com or at Ext. 247.