L. James Thornborough, Q.C. (1947-2019)

Overview And Experience

James was a cornerstone here at Thornborough Smeltz LLP, sharing his 45 years of legal experience and knowledge with the team and with our clients until his retirement in March, 2019.

James practised primarily in the area of civil litigation including contract disputes, personal injury, employment, and family law. He also had a general practice that including wills and estates, corporate and real estate law.

His firm commitment to integrity and the law, resulted in his appointment as Queen's Counsel by Her Majesty's Lieutenant Governor for Alberta in 2014.

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over 50 years of combined law experience

Practice Areas

Wills and Estates
Family Law
Real Estate


University of Manitoba, LL.B., 1973
St. John's College, B.A., 1969

Bar Admission

Alberta 1985
Manitoba 1974

Professional Associations

Law Society of Alberta

Community Involvement

Commissioned Officer Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada (retd)
Past President of Western Manitoba Bar Association
Bencher Law Society of Manitoba 1982