James S. Ehmann, Q.C.

Partner

Practice Areas

Business, Class Actions, Construction, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Restructuring, Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration, Regulatory

Contact

P: 306.525.7225 F: 306.359.0590


 

Office

Regina

Jim’s knowledge and expertise are focused on construction, insurance, energy and resources, professional liability, and civil disputes in business and other contexts, from a problem solving and litigation perspective.

He has experience before all levels of Court in Saskatchewan, Courts in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before various administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies. He has also appeared before arbitral tribunals and served as an arbitrator.

He has testified as an expert witness in a number of civil cases, on the laws of Saskatchewan, and the standard of care applicable to lawyers.

He was admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1981 and appointed Q.C. in 2002.

Jim has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leader in the areas of class action litigation, construction law, corporate and commercial litigation and insurance law and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in the areas of Litigation - Commercial Insurance, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability, and Professional Liability.

In 2008, Jim was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Recognition and Appointments

  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 2002
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2008 
  • Named The Best Lawyer in Canada’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Regina in Construction Law (2012, 2017 and 2019), Insurance Law (2014 and 2016), Corporate and Commercial Litigation (2018) and Class Action Litigation (2020)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as a leader in the areas of Construction Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Law (2006 to 2017, 2020), and Class Action Litigation (2012 to 2017, 2020)
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in the areas of Litigation - Commercial Insurance, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability, and Professional Liability.
  • Former member of the Queen’s Bench Bar Judicial Council

Papers, Lectures, and Presentations

  • Numerous papers and presentations to industry and professional groups on topics including insurance litigation, Queen’s Bench Chambers practice, examinations for discovery, construction law, tendering law, expert witnesses and trial skills

Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Regina Bar Association
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan

Education

  • J.D., University of Saskatchewan, 1980
  • Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1981