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James Pinchak


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2023

Legal Assistant(s): Hannah Korecki

James’ practice focuses primarily on insurance defense and commercial litigation, with a particular interest in class actions and professional liability litigation. He has assisted a range of clients including individuals and corporations, both large and small.

James’ experience includes:

  • Assisting a state-owned enterprise in an international commercial arbitration by conducting extensive research and assisting with the preparation of submissions.
  • Representing a professional liability insurer in the defence of an insurance broker; Assisting with research and drafting written submissions.
  • Assisting a large corporation with a legal dispute involving a commercial wind farm operation by conducting legal research into various issues.
  • Assisting various Insurance clients by participating in discoveries, conducting extensive document review, and preparing chronologies and reports.
  • Assisting a corporation in a contractual commercial dispute by conducting research and drafting written submissions.

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick, JD, 2022

Ryerson University, BComm, 2018


2021 McKelvey Cup Trial Advocacy Moot, Participant

2022 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Participant


Frederick Richard Scholarship Recipient, 2020-2021

NB Law Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 2020-2021 & 2021-2022

Doone McEvoy Prize in Constitutional Law Recipient, 2019-2020

George McAllister Prize in Torts Recipient, 2019-2020

Bryden Family Prize in Administrative Law Recipient, 2020-2021

Jean-Marc Ouellette Insurance Law Prize, 2021-2022

McKelvey Cup Trial Advocacy Moot – Best Opening Address Award, 2021

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