James A. Woods Ad. E.

James A. Woods Ad. E.


Woods s.e.n.c.r.l.

Recognized since 2006

Montréal, Quebec

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Appellate Practice

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Class Action Litigation

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Defamation and Media Law

Director and Officer Liability Practice

International Arbitration

Labour and Employment Law

Legal Malpractice Law

Securities Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Legal Malpractice Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Director and Officer Liability Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Corporate and Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Bet-the-Company Litigation
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James A. Woods, senior partner of the firm, practises in litigation and arbitration and pleads at all levels of federal and provincial courts in Ontario and Québec including the Supreme Court of Canada. Once again, named by Lexpert® 2017 as one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada – Montreal, Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Recognized by the Best Lawyers Directory since 2006 for his expertise in the fields of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Director and Officer Liability, Legal Malpractice Law and Securities Law and Best Lawyer of the Year in 2012 for the "Bet-the-Company Litigation in Montréal." Member of the Faculty of Law and lecturer in civil litigation at McGill University. Author of numerous articles and papers. Fellow of the ACTL, LCA, FDCC and CIA (London). Member of the panel of arbitrators of the AAA, of the CBA, QBA, LSUC, LSBC, LSA, LSEW, ABA, IBA, LCIA, AAJ, CCAC, Diversity Law and Trial Law Institutes. Called to the Bars of Québec, 1976, Ontario, 1979, Alberta and BC, 2006, England & Wales, 2007, Barreau Paris, 2013 and discerned Advocatus Emeritus by Quebec Bar, 2013. Has acted as attorney or arbitrator either as President or Member of arbitration tribunals in commercial and international arbitrations, either ad hoc or ICC.

Location

  • 2000, avenue McGill College
    Bureau 1700
    Montréal, QC H3A 3H3
    Canada

Languages

  • English
  • French

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Legal Malpractice Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Director and Officer Liability Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Corporate and Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Bet-the-Company Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Legal Malpractice Law, Montréal, Canada (2021)
  • Appellate Practice, Montréal, Canada (2020)
  • Director and Officer Liability Practice, Montréal, Canada (2019)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Montréal, Canada (2017)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Montréal, Canada (2016)
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Montréal, Canada (2013)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Montréal, Canada (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Director and Officer Liability Practice
  • International Arbitration
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Securities Law

Special Focus

  • Defendants
  • Litigation
  • Professional Liability

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