James (Jamie) E. Merrigan, Q.C.
Jamie’s practice includes corporate commercial law and civil litigation, including personal injury law. He has appeared before all levels of court in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has served as an adjudicator for numerous administrative tribunals and has completed the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Income Tax Practice Course. Jamie is a Master and Taxing Officer of the Supreme Court.
When not practicing law, he spends time with family and friends, usually outdoors. He is an intensely competitive individual who coaches and competes in cross country skiing. He also believes in giving back to his community and has served as a Bencher of the Law Society and as a National Section Chair for the Canadian Bar Association.
Whether closing your business transaction or representing you in court, his broad experience and competitive drive ensure you will be well represented.
• Memorial University of Newfoundland B.A. English / Math 1993
• University of Victoria L.L.B. 1996
• Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Income Tax Practice Course 2015
Called to the British Columbia Bar
Admitted to Practice in Newfoundland and Labrador
Registered Trade Mark Agent
Canada Pension Plan Review Commissioner
Chief Adjudicator, Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission
Appointed Queen’s Counsel
Appointed Master of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
Professional Volunteer Experience
Chair of the Constitutional and Human Rights Section, CBA – Newfoundland and Labrador Branch
Executive Member, various positions, Constitutional and Human Rights Section, CBA National
Advisor to the Institute and Journal of Parliamentary Law
Secretary of the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Bar Association
Chair of the CBA National Constitutional and Human Rights Section
Member S.S. Daisy Committee (Legal History of Newfoundland and Labrador)
Invited to deliver the Edward Greenspan, Bernard Cohn Memorial Lecture in Criminal Law, University of Windsor
Member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Complaints Authorization Committee
Member of Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Insurance Committee
Executive Committee Member, Blow Me Down Ski Club
Jack Rabbit instructor, Blow Me Down Ski Club
Coach, Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Team
Director of Junior Development – Cross Country Newfoundland and Labrador
Wax Technician, Team Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Games
Assistant Coach, Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Ski Team