About James Morton

Tel: (905) 545-0776
Email: jmorton@mortonbarristers.ca

James MortonMr. Morton’s practice focuses on commercial, criminal, regulatory, and constitutional litigation in all levels of court, from Tribunals through to the Supreme Court of Canada. He is past President of the Ontario Bar Association, a certified specialist of the Law Society of Upper Canada in the area of Civil Litigation and the Treasure’s Medalist for 1988. Mr. Morton is a member of the Bar of Nunavut and has over 20 years experience representing aboriginal businesses and individuals.Morton Barristers 2a

Mr. Morton received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1986 where he graduated as silver medalist and went on to clerk with the Chief Justice of Ontario. In 1995 Mr. Morton decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of Leicester (UK), where he received his LL.M. in 1996.

Mr. Morton takes an active role in the field of legal education. He lectured in the area of evidence and advanced evidence at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University for 20 years and has taught at Thomas M. Cooley Law School of the University of Western Michigan at Lansing, Michigan. Mr. Morton has published over thirty legal textbooks commencing with Presumption of Innocence (1988) to the most recent Litigators Guide to Evidence 7th ed (2017).

A listing of Mr. Morton’s publications can be found here.

Meet the Team:

Jose Gonzalez, Paralegal

Jose Gonzalez, Paralegal

Jennifer Packwood,   Law Clerk

Jennifer Packwood, Law Clerk