Passionate about helping others through life’s many challenges, Jim is a compassionate and hardworking family law lawyer who routinely helps his clients through a host of challenging family law issues.
The Advocates’ Society
Family Law Limited Scope Services Project
Recognized in the Law Foundation of Ontario’s 2015
J.D. - Osgoode Hall Law School
Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice – Osgoode Hall Law School.
Jim found his passion for family law with Pro Bono Students Canada’s Family Law Project at Osgoode Hall Law School. As the Osgoode Family Law Project coordinator, Jim provided pro bono legal assistance to over one hundred unrepresented and self-represented individuals across five family law courts in the Greater Toronto Area. He distinguished himself through hard work and dedication and was recognized in the Law Foundation of Ontario’s 2015 annual report. He gained further experience in family law with Legal Aid Ontario in Brampton, where he assisted up to 10 to 12 unrepresented and self-represented individuals through the family law courts daily.
Prior to joining Simmons da Silva LLP, Jim practiced family law exclusively in Toronto and Halton at prominent family law boutiques where he handled high conflict separations and complex financial matters - often working collaboratively with other settlement-oriented family law lawyers. Where appropriate, Jim encourages his clients to pursue alternative dispute resolution to reach a fair and just settlement without the cost, stress, and uncertainty of protracted litigation. He is exceptional in legal research and coming up with affordable legal strategies to help his clients through one of their most difficult chapters in life.
Attracted by Simmons da Silva LLP’s excellence in client service and resolute advocacy, Jim returns to the Peel Region to advocate for clients from all walks of life. In particular, he aims to minimize the emotional and financial carnage associated with high conflict separations. He can serve clients in both English and Mandarin.
Outside of his practice, Jim is a “Big Brother” for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton. He sits on the Board of Directors for The Family Place – a non-profit organization providing affordable childcare services to young children in the Halton Region. He is a member of The Advocates’ Society and the Family Law Limited Scope Services Project.