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James A. Round

Tel: 416 777 5368 Fax: 1 888 463 8128

James is a partner at Torkin Manes. He has a very diverse litigation practice, with a focus on commercial litigation matters, contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, professional liability and technology litigation. He appears regularly before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal and before administrative tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Ontario Municipal Board.

James graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor, where he earned several awards including highest academic achievement in contract law, civil procedure, insurance law and legal history.





  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 2002
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), McMaster University, 1997


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2003

Publications & Presentations

Mar 21, 2016

Chambers Appointments Now Available for Toronto Civil Proceedings (Regular Stream)

By the Rules...(Notes and Comments on Civil Practice and Procedure) Torkin Manes LegalSource
Feb 3, 2016

Rule 48 of Ontario's Rules of Civil Procedure

By the Rules...(Notes and Comments on Civil Practice and Procedure) Torkin Manes LegalSource
Feb 24, 2015

Summary Judgment: The New Law of the Land and How We Got Here

By Marco Falco and James Round, Torkin Manes In-House Professional Development Seminar
Jan 10, 2014

News & Media

James Round quoted in Law Times about changes to Rule 48 of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure

"James Round, a litigation partner at Toronto's Torkin Manes LLP, says he expects to see a scramble in the courts over the next few months as lawyers ...
May 13, 2016

Torkin Manes lawyers participate in Law Society's "Lawyers Feed the Hungry" program

Torkin Manes is pleased to support the Law Society of Upper Canada's Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program. The Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Prog...
Mar 27, 2015