James Dunn

James is an associate in Osler’s Employment and Labour Group. James obtained his JD from the University of Toronto, where he was awarded the Stephen Tatrallyay Memorial Award and the Next Generation Talent Award. James obtained his MA and BA from the University of Windsor, where he was awarded the Board of Governors Medal for graduating at the top of his classes.

Prior to summering and articling at Osler, James worked on large commercial files for a boutique law firm, represented tenants at the Landlord and Tenant Board for a legal clinic, drafted by-laws for a municipality, and published multiple academic pieces on public-private partnerships.

Representative Work

  • Battery Ventures

    Battery Ventures in its $150 million acquisition of TrueContext Corporation

Awards and Recognition

  • The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers: Stephen Tatrallyay Memorial Award
  • The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships: Next Generation Talent Award
  • University of Windsor: Board of Governors Medal

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Sep 20, 2023

    Osler welcomes the 2023 first-year associates to the Toronto office

    Osler Toronto is pleased to welcome the following first-year associates:

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Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Ontario, Hotline Volunteer
  • Legally Bright, Law Student Mentor
  • Tenant Duty Counsel Program, Supervised Counsel
  • Tenant Duty Counsel Assistance Project, Legal Assistant
  • Downtown Legal Services, Client Intake Supervisor
  • University of Windsor Peer Support Centre, Peer Counsellor

Speaking and Writing

Published Work

  • P3s: Post-Pandemic Partnerships, Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, 2021
  • Project Risk Management in Public-Private Partnerships: An Equitable Risk Allocation Decision Model based on Psychometrics, Scholarship at UWindsor, 2017



  • University of Toronto, JD
  • University of Windsor, MA
  • University of Windsor, BA


  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association ​