Asha James is a partner at Falconers LLP and a graduate of the University of Windsor Law School where she earned American (JD) and Canadian (LLB) law degrees. She completed her articles with Falconers LLP and was called to the bar of Ontario in June of 2009.
Asha’s practice has centered around public interest litigation, with a strong focus on human rights, constitutional law, and access to justice. Asha also has a growing employment law practice providing advice on human resource matters for Indigenous police services and family service agencies.
Asha has acted on a number of high profile hearings, including Miller v. Toronto Police Services Board et al, Smith v. The Attorney General of Canada et al, Manon v. The Toronto Police Services Board et al., and Yatim v. The Toronto Police Services Board et al.
Asha has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court of Appeal, as well as at various administrative tribunals including the Canadian and Ontario Human Rights Tribunals, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal.
Asha is also a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor Law School and Lakehead University Law School, where she teaches Torts and Advanced Torts courses. Asha has participated in a number of panels as a guest speaker on topics ranging from police accountability, Ontario’s Inquest system, and environmental law.