James W.G. Arendt
James became a lawyer to assist people in understanding the law when they face challenges. James’ work at Shores Jardine involves a wide variety of administrative law and civil litigation, including landlord tenancy, professional regulation and employment issues.
James was first admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia in 2017.
Before becoming a lawyer, James had a successful career as an Emergency Medical Technician, including time spent working in remote communities in Northern Alberta. While an EMT, he also worked in the Public Safety Unit (Riot Squad) along side peace officers, and as a coordinator deploying ambulances for Alberta Health Services in Edmonton. James cites many positives to his experiences during his time as an EMT, including the opportunity to be directly involved in the community, interacting with people from all walks of life, helping people in a very direct way, and contributing to the success of a high performance team.
Education & Call To The Bar
- 2019 – Admitted to the Law Society of Alberta
- 2017 – Admitted to Law Society of New South Wales (Australia)
- 2016 – LL.B. (Honours)/Diploma of Legal Practice – University of Newcastle (Australia)
- 2016 – BSSC. – University of Newcastle (Australia)
In His Own Words
At heart, I am a “people person.” I am a friendly guy and a hard worker. I went into law because I wanted a career where I could challenge myself in new ways while also having the opportunity to help people. I believe my work as a lawyer will enable me to achieve that.
Away From The Office
When not at work, James is an avid outdoorsman and can frequently be found cycling (road and mountain biking) and relaxing near lakes and oceans. He enjoys time with family and friends. When indoors, he is found watching NFL football and attempting to persuade his entire family to become Cleveland Browns fans.
Meet the Team
William (Bill) W. Shores, Q.C.
David N. Jardine
Craig D. Boyer
Gwendolyn J. Stewart-Palmer
Paula D. Hale
Kirk N. Lambrecht, Q.C.
Annabritt N. Chisholm
M. Joseph Redman
James W.G. Arendt
Leah R. Macklin