JAMES CUMING, Calgary Personal Injury, Class Action and Medical Negligence Lawyer

Jamie was a founding Member of the firm, having practiced law here from 1995 – 2021.

His practice consisted of serious personal injury claims, industrial incidents, class actions, slip and fall injuries and medical negligence claims.

Since 2009, Jamie was continuously listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Leading Practitioner in Alberta in Personal Injury and was also repeatedly listed in Best Lawyers in Canada® in personal injury and class actions. Both honours were voted by fellow Canadian lawyers. Jamie was also recognized as Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada and received the President’s Award from the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association for distinguished contributions to the profession, community, and advancement of the law.

Jamie was successful in thousands of cases both outside and within our Court process. Highlights of his resolved cases include involvement as Plaintiff’s counsel and co-counsel in trials with awards over 1.5 million dollars, certifying the first class action in Alberta, and successfully resolving the first national class action based in Alberta.

Injured persons and their families relied on Jamie to help them navigate the legal system. He understood how important it was for people to have skilled and compassionate legal counsel as they tried to piece their lives back together. Jamie was devoted to being a strong advocate and helping injured individuals receive fair compensation.

The profession as well as his family, friends, and colleagues, miss him deeply.


“I recommend James Cuming and his team unreservedly. His finesse during mediation was particularly impressive. If you are looking for a highly skilled and compassionate lawyer for personal injury, look no further!”

– S.R

“Thanks for all your help James. The best number 1 law firm in Calgary for sure.”

– K.P.

Media Appearances: Legal Commentary

Trial delays in personal injury disputes add insult to injury

Lawyers say that delays across Canada make a mockery of access to justice for plaintiffs and defendants.

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Canadian Lawyer Magazine: More Than a Payout

The winners [of Canadian Lawyer's 2019-20 Top 10 Personal Injury Boutiques] who spoke with Canadian Lawyer talked about goals that go beyond successful judgments and financial compensation.

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