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Bar Admissions: Ontario, 2003
Jim Bunting is a founding partner of Tyr LLP. Known for his bold approach as a trial lawyer, Jim represents clients on their most challenging issues.
Jim has been lead trial counsel in a number of complex and landmark cases. He is a skilled advocate and regularly represents large international companies in complex litigation, including Google, Freshii and Stingray.
Jim is consistently named one of Canada's leading litigators by legal directories. His recognitions include being named in the Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition—Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and in Benchmark Canada as a Litigation Star in Class Actions, Commercial Litigation and Securities.
Jim believes deeply in giving back to the community. He was awarded the 2016 Lexpert Zenith Award for Diversity & Inclusion to recognize his pro bono work with global athletes. He represented South African born, 800-metre Olympic champion, Caster Semenya (and before her Dutee Chand) in appeals seeking to strike down regulations that require certain women to lower their naturally-occurring testosterone levels as a condition of participation in women's sport. He also served as Athlete Ombudsperson to the Canadian Olympic Committee during the Olympic Games in Rio, is a former volunteer counsellor and Chair of the Board of Camp Oochigeas and is currently a member of the board of the Jays Care Foundation.
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Jays Care Foundation
The Advocates' Society
Jim has taught civil procedure as an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario. He is also a lecturer at ISDE Madrid in its Master's in Sports Law program.