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James D. Steele

AREAS OF PRACTICE

James Steele’s practice focuses on civil litigation in all areas of law, with a focus on:

  • Estate litigation, including will challenges (undue influence or incapacity), removal of executors, challenging acts by powers of attorney, demands for a proper accounting, and breach of trust claims;
  • Insurance law, including insurance coverage disputes, defence and subrogation actions, as well as commercial disputes of all kinds;
  • Municipal law, including bylaw prosecution, dangerous animal proceedings, tax enforcement, planning appeals, and litigating claims involving municipalities.

James appears before all levels of Saskatchewan courts.

Education

Prior to studying law, James earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), graduating with Great Distinction. While earning his Juris Doctorate of Law at the U of S, James was awarded the P.E. Mackenzie Prize for the highest academic standing in the Evidence course and served as student editor of the Saskatchewan Law Review.

Community Involvement

James’s life is balanced with his passion for music. James is extensively involved in fiddle music throughout Saskatchewan, performing regularly.  He is a former Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion, a six-time Grand North American Champion, and nine-time Saskatchewan Champion.  James is also a member of the Board of Directors for the John Arcand Fiddle Fest.

Published Articles

Practitioner Articles

      Academic Articles

        PRESENTATIONS

        • Co-presentation with M. Kim Anderson, Q.C., for the Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association Fall Seminar, October 21, 2016 (Campsite leases);
        • Co-presentation with M. Kim Anderson, Q.C., for the Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association Fall Seminar, April 7, 2017 (Eviction of tenants and other lease issues);
        • Co-presentation with Sean Sinclair before the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, April 20, 2017 (Challenging of Wills);
        • Co-presentation with Sean Sinclair before the CBA Wills, Estates and Elder law Section, September, 2017 (Estate Litigation)

        CONTACT

        Direct: (306) 933-1338
        Main: (306) 652-7575
        Fax: (306) 652-2445
        Email: j.steele@rslaw.com

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