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Jim* 's background—in engineering, business, and law—lets him see the bigger picture. Guided by this perspective, Jim makes§ sense of complex problems and provides creative solutions. Whether the issue is scientific or legal, Jim has been recognized for excellence in his approach. He is a stalwart advocate who is always ready to resolve a dispute, should it happen . Jim advocates for his clients inside and outside of the courtroom. With his tireless work ethic and attention to detail, clients can trust Jim to have their back. .



Jim Lepore

is an associate at Lenczner Slaght.

"Jim is best-in-class for Canadian IP litigation." — Chambers Canada

Jim's focus is advocacy— with a particular interest in intellectual property and commercial litigation. Jim has experience with complex disputes involving companies in the technology, telecommunications and oil and gas sectors. Drawing on his extensive background in engineering, business, and law, he provides creative solutions to legal issues inside and outside of the courtroom.

Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Jim summered, articled and practiced at a leading litigation boutique in Toronto.

Jim is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, where he was awarded the WeirFoulds LLP Writing Prize in Intellectual Property, the J.S.D. Tory Writing Prize for excellence in writing and legal research, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s national writing prize and winning prizes in several advocacy competitions. Outside of the classroom, Jim volunteered as a case manager at Western's Business Law Clinic.

Before law school, Jim studied mechanical engineering and management at McMaster University and graduated summa cum laude. His capstone research project was in the field of aero-acoustics, designing a low noise landing gear for a Bombardier private jet.

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  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association - Member-at-Large of the Information Technology and Intellectual Property Executive

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada - Internet & Technology Committee (2021-present)

  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group

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  • Canada's IP Writing Challenge (2016)

    Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; IP Osgoode

  • First Year Appellate Competition (FYAC) (2015)


  • Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot (2016)

    Honourable Mention - Best Oral Advocate

  • Highest Standing in Process and Substance in IP Litigation (2016)

    University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law

  • J.S.D. Tory Writing Prize (2017)

    University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law

  • Legate & Associates Medical Malpractice Trial Advocacy Moot (2017)


  • University of Western Ontario Law Alumni Association Scholarship (2014)

    University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law

  • WeirFoulds LLP Writing Prize in Intellectual Property (2016)

    University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law

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