Jim has the experience and know-how to bring your dispute from claim to resolution.  He is known for his forthright manner and ability to pinpoint the issues to find the right solutions for you.  With more than 40 years of experience, Jim maintains a keen enthusiasm for resolving challenging legal issues and advocating for his clients. 

Jim has a long and established general practice and regularly appears before all levels of court in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Jim represents a broad range of clients, from individuals to small and medium sized businesses, some of whom have sought out his advice for several generations.

No matter how great or how small, your matter is important to us. We’re waiting for your call.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal
  • Administrative Tribunals
  • Personal Injury
  • Municipal Assessments
  • Wills and Estates
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Education

  • 2000 – Appointed Queen's Counsel
  • 1973 – Called to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 1972 – Bachelor of Laws Degree from Dalhousie University
  • 1969 – Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland

Community Involvement

  • Adjudicator on the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaints Commission Panel
  • Past President of the St. John’s Downtown Development Commission
  • Member and Past President Squash Newfoundland
  • Member of the East Coast Trail Association
  • Past member of the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee
  • Former member for the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board

Contact

Email
jsmyth@swdb.ca

Phone
(709) 754-4845

Fax
(709) 754-5662

Legal Assistant

Ashley Donahue, Legal Assistant
Ashley Donahue
adonahue@swdb.ca