James is a lifelong resident of Oshawa. He has been married to Lorraine for over 40 years. James obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo in 1971, his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor in 1974, and was called to the bar in Ontario in 1976. He has extensive experience in real estate, business, wills, estates and tax law. He has practiced in all of Ontario’s courts.