James Green

James Green
Legal Assistant

James is a Partner with Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office who focuses on management side employment and labour law.

James provides strategic advice, guidance and representation to employers on a wide range of employment law, labour relations, and human rights issues, including:

  • wrongful dismissal claims
  • grievance arbitrations
  • trade union certifications and unfair labour practice complaints
  • occupational health and safety matters, including workplace drug and alcohol testing
  • workplace accommodations and human rights complaints
  • workforce restructurings

Having appeared on behalf of employers before all levels of court in Nova Scotia, labour boards, and numerous grievance arbitrators throughout the region, James is well positioned to assist employers with whatever challenges arise in the workplace. James assists employers in a broad range of industries, including in the mining, pulp and paper, forestry, and construction sectors, to name a few.

James received his Juris Doctor degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Prior to law school, James obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University, where he was also a dedicated varsity football player throughout his studies.

As a volunteer, James sits on the board of directors for the Metro Community Housing Association, a non-profit, community-based agency providing support and residential services to persons with mental health difficulties.


Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2014)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University


  • St. Francis Xavier University (BA)
  • Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (JD, 2013)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Director, Metro Community Housing Association
  • Coach, Halifax Agros Football Club of the Nova Scotia Minor Football Association (2011-2014)

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • English