- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
|University ||University of Western Ontario, B.A., Economics, Hons., 1968|
|Law School||Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1971 Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1996, Established partnership, Rooney Prentice, 1990-2005|
Activities and Affiliations
•Past public member, Investment Dealers' Association
Community Involvement and Pro Bono
• Part-time Lecturer: University of Calgary Law School, Professional Ethics; Alberta Bar Admission Courses, Civil Procedures; Continuing Legal Education, Professional Competence; Canadian Securities Institute
James Rooney is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group of Dentons' Calgary office. His practice focuses on securities litigation, professional liability defence, oil and gas proceedings and commercial litigation.
James was recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the Year in 2013, and has been ranked by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and one of Canada's pre-eminent lawyers in Professional Liability and in Directors' and Officer's Liability.
•Alberta counsel to three national brokerage firms on litigation and regulatory issues.
•Counsel to the Law Society of Alberta.
•Past prosecution counsel on disciplinary hearings.
•Past Chairman of IDA (Investment Dealers Association) hearing panels.
•Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the areas of Director and Officer Liability and Legal Malpractice Law (2006-2015)
•Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
•Repeatedly recommended by Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Legal Malpractice Law
•Repeatedly recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area Litigation - Directors' and Officers' Liability
•Repeatedly recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and 2014 as one of Canada's pre-eminent lawyers in Professional Liability
•Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 as Lawyer of the Year in Legal Malpractice Law (Calgary)
•Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1996
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