Portrait of James Jeffcott

Direct Line:
(613) 768-5409 or
(613) 236-9442 Ext. 185


Kerry Tierney,
(613) 236-9442 Ext. 148

Corporate Clerk:
Wendy Gallinger,
(613) 236-9442, Ext. 141

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Portrait of James Jeffcott

When resolving conflicts in family law, it’s not about winning or losing. It’s about doing what’s best for the whole family.

James Jeffcott (Jim) is the Head of Low Murchison Radnoff’s Family Law Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. His practice is primarily focused on family law and estates and succession law matters. Jim takes a practical approach to resolving disputes and in assisting his clients in achieving their goals. No matter in which area of law he is practicing, Jim ensures that his clients’ interests are protected and that the best possible outcome is achieved. Jim is a trained mediator and can mediate most areas of dispute. He is often hired by people who want to rely upon his expertise and experience to allow them to resolve their issues in a non-adversarial forum.

Jim is a founding member and is the Past President of Collaborative Practice Ottawa (CPO) and immediate Past President of the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals (OACP). The OACP and CPO are groups that promote the Collaborative Process to assist families in resolving conflicts in a principled way for the benefit of the whole family. The principles of collaborative practice are used by Jim, when appropriate, in the other areas of his practice to successfully achieve negotiated resolutions to contentious matters, allowing his clients to avoid the costs and pitfalls of the litigation process.

Jim also provides assistance to his clients in the areas of Business Law and General Litigation.

Jim Jeffcott is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, on the Board of the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Practice Ottawa, and belongs to the Canadian Bar Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, and the International Corrections and Prisons Association for the Advancement of Professional Corrections. He can converse with clients and take instructions in the French language.

Interesting Fact:
Jim was a contestant on the game show for students, “Reach for the Top,” representing his high school. His team lost-- to the team that went on to win the national championship that year.

Dear Jim:

A and I wish to thank you and Kerry for the timely and efficient manner in which you carried out this assignment for us.  We found the process to be stress-free and totally respectful of our wishes and timeline.  It was a pleasure to meet with you in person yesterday to finalize the execution of the documents.  Please extend our compliments to Jenny for her work on the first drafts.

J.J. and A.J.

J.J. and A.J, Ottawa

I hired Jim Jeffcott as my collaborative lawyer during my separation. He was a very good and responsive communicator, always keeping me updated on my file and ensuring I understood each step of the process. He was realistic with what options I had, which instilled faith that he was knowledgeable and had my best interests in mind. Jim worked well in the face of opposition and kept it professional the entire time. I felt confident in his abilities, and am satisfied with the outcome of my case.

M.N., Ottawa

“I have been working alongside Mr. Jeffcott for 2 years. During my child custody case, he has been very supportive and thorough. Mr. Jeffcott takes the time to explain, and provide support and shows empathy and understanding with my questions and concerns. His response to my emails and phone messages are all done quickly and detailed. When we have been before a Judge his knowledge of my case is displayed with professionalism. I am able to talk to Mr. Jeffcott, he helps me relax and put my trust in his advice.”

S.L., Client

We have known and been a client of James Jeffcott for 20+years.   He has been our lawyer for real-estate transactions, generation of Wills and Powers of Attorney documents, and a valued adviser in estate planning. We cannot overemphasize the quality of work that James has done for us, all based on his deep knowledge and experience in family law combined with his attention to detail. Feedback from friends whom we have referred to James confirms that he will spend time to ‘dig deep’ to get to know your true needs and wishes. You can be assured that documents and advice from James will lead you in a positive direction. We are pleased to recommend James without reservation.

G.R. & W.R., Clients

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