James De Melo



James De Melo

James De Melo is an associate in the Construction Law Practice Group at WeirFoulds with a practice focused on a variety of issues within the construction industry including liens, negligence, delay, and breach of contract claims, as well as providing strategic assistance with the drafting and review of contracts.

James completed both his summer and articling work terms with the firm where he gained extensive experience with the Construction Law Practice Group, assisting with the representation of owners, developers, subcontractors, design professionals, and general contractors in a wide variety of disputes.

James recently completed the Juris Doctorate program at Queen’s University. During his time at Queen’s Law, James was an active member of the Queen’s Legal Aid program where he assisted members of the Kingston community with legal matters ranging from landlord and tenant disputes to Provincial Offences Act charges.


    • Brown and Partners LLP Scholarship
    • Queen’s Law Prize in Insurance Law
    Called to the Bar
    • Ontario (2020)

    • J.D., Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, 2019
    • B.A. (Honours), Philosophy, University of Guelph, 2016
    • Ontario Bar Association
    • Law Society of Ontario

    Community Involvement

    • Caseworker at Queen’s Legal Aid

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