Dennis James is the managing partner of Patterson Law and provides leadership in the areas of commercial litigation, municipal law, employment law, aboriginal law and health law. In his 30 years of providing practical legal counsel, Dennis has conducted and assisted in trials at all levels of court in Nova Scotia as well as the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and other administrative tribunals. He has taught at his alma mater - Dalhousie University - and has lectured about Business Law at the Nova Scotia Agriculture College. As a proud member of the Colchester Community, he has served on the boards of the Colchester United Way, the Marigold Cultural Centre, the Downtown Truro Partnership and the Boys and Girls Club.
He was recognized as a Litigation Star in the Atlantics in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Benchmark Canada's "Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys", and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2018 in the field of Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Dennis is recognized by Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of Commercial Litigation, receiving the highest (Band 1) ranking in 2019 and 2020 listings.