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Koskie Minsky LLP

Koskie Minsky LLP

James Harnum

James Harnum


James Harnum is a member of the Pension and Employee Benefits Group.

Prior to joining Koskie Minsky, James completed his articles at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. James received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he graduated in the top 2% of his class. While at law school, James summered at Ecojustice, a charitable organization that practices strategic environmental litigation. He also spent a term in the Workers’ Rights Division of Parkdale Community Legal Services, served as a research assistant to Sara Slinn, a labour law professor, and was a staff member at the Workers’ Action Centre in Downtown Toronto.

James assists unions, employees, pension plans and trustees in all aspects of pension and benefits administration and litigation. He also spends a significant portion of his time assisting employees of insolvent companies in recovering amounts owed to them, whether for wages, severance pay or post-retirement benefits. He has worked for the employees and retirees of numerous insolvent companies, including Nortel, Target Canada Co., Catalyst Paper Corporation, The Shaw Group Inc., and Hollinger Canadian Publishing Holdings.




  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Contact Information


416-204-2819 (Fax)

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Practice Areas


  • J.D., 2010
    Osgoode Hall Law School
  • B.A., 2006
    University of Toronto

Called to the Bar

  • Ontario, 2011