James Early Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2018 - Northwest Territories

Year of Call: 2006 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-298-1981

Fax: +1 403-263-9193

Email: james.early@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Calgary

James Early

James Early is an associate in Gowling WLG’s Calgary office practising in the area of advocacy. For over 10 years, James’ practice has focused primarily on insurance defence litigation with an emphasis on motor vehicle accident (tort and accident benefits), occupier’s liability, professional liability, product liability, commercial host liability and sports liability matters. He also has experience litigating commercial disputes and employment law matters. James has represented a wide array of clients from individuals and not-for-profit organizations, to major movie theatre chains, casinos and national sports bodies. James is a well-rounded lawyer having also practiced in the area of personal injury litigation at a personal injury boutique ranked in the top 10 in Canada. Separate and apart from his practice, James has a personal interest in environmental law and the environment in general.

James takes a proactive approach to litigation and seeks to resolve disputes as expeditiously as possible. He has represented clients before all levels of court in Alberta and has extensive experience with various forms of alternative dispute resolution. He takes pride in his use of plain-English communication to ensure that his clients fully understand the litigation process each step of the way. 

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Northwest Territories
  • 2016

    • Career
      Senior Associate, Litwiniuk & Company, practising personal injury litigation and employment law
  • 2013

    • Community
      Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Director
    • Community
      Friends of Kananaskis Country, Director and Co-Chair
  • 2010

    • Career
      Partner, Parlee McLaws LLP, practising insurance defence litigation and employment law
  • 2007

    • Career
      Associate, Brownlee LLP, practising insurance defence litigation and employment law
  • 2006

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Alberta
    • Career
      Vipond Jones LLP
  • 2003

    • Education
      Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom)


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of the Northwest Territories