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James Victor Maloney


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James Maloney articled with the firm and was called to the bar in 1996. He has been a partner since 2002.

James has a diverse litigation practice involving a wide range of areas. James' practice includes contractual disputes, negligence claims, employment matters, insurance disputes, professional negligence, commercial litigation, administrative law and some criminal law. James is regularly retained by property and casualty insurers and other institutional clients as well as private individuals. He also has extensive experience in Internet law and has been successful in protecting domain names including the first reported case in Ontario dealing with Canadian based domains. James has appeared before the various levels of Courts and Tribunals in Ontario having conducted many trials. He has acted on behalf of the Government of Ontario and was co-counsel for the province in litigation in connection with HIV infected blood products.  More recently, James was involved in the Commission of Inquiry into the collapse of the Mall in Elliot Lake.

James has written articles on various issues including effective trial preparation, evidentiary issues and in the past has been an instructor at a Community College where he taught a course in Media Law.

James is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario. He has a B.A. degree from Bishop's University in Lennoxville Quebec. He has an LL.B. degree from The University of Wales as well as The University of Windsor.

James is extremely active in the Community having served on many Boards including the Public Accountants Council of Ontario, The Franklin Horner Community Centre and the Catholic Childrens' Aid Society of Toronto. In 2013 he was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

James is very active politically and has extensive involvement with all three levels of government including serving as a Member of Toronto City Council in 2014 and being elected as the Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Lakeshore.

He is an active member of various law related organizations, including the Advocates' Society, The Medical Legal Society and is the Past President of The Lawyers Club.


  • B.A. Bishop's University 1989
  • LL.B University of Wales 1992
  • LL.B. University of Windsor 1994
  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in 1996


  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal


  • Former City Councillor 2014 – City of Toronto
  • Member of Parliament – Etobicoke Lakeshore 



Morgan v. Saquing

2015 ONSC 5560


Morgan v. Saquing

2015 ONSC 2647


Ryan v. Rayner

2015 ONSC 3310


Pearo v. Vezina

2015 ONSC 1957


Sokolsky v. Canada 3000 Airlines Ltd.

[2003] O.J. No. 3920

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