James Hackett Fort McMurray Lawyer Cooper & CompanyJames Hackett Fort McMurray Lawyer Cooper & Company

James M. Hackett

Associate Lawyer

James M. Hackett is an Associate Lawyer at Cooper & Company.

James has lived in Alberta all his life and has been in Fort McMurray since 2013.

James graduated from Grant MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2015. After his undergraduate work, he attended law school at the University of Calgary and graduated in 2018. In law school James participated in the Student Legal Assistance (SLA) program and in his 3rd year worked as a tutor to teach 1st year law students. 

James also received multiple awards during law school: 

  • The Darlene Korolak Memorial Award, for academic achievement; 
  • The John A. MacPherson, Q.C., Memorial Scholarship, for outstanding advocacy skills; 
  • The Owen Saunders Prize in Public International Law.

While in university, James worked in the summers for Cooper & Company from 2013 to 2017. James was proud to be of service to Fort McMurray residents during the aftermath of the 2016 Wildfire by assisting those affected by the Wildfire with interpreting their insurance policies.

James Hackett has a broad legal practice covering many areas of law providing exceptional service to Fort McMurray residents and businesses. James has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta including the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Alberta Court of King’s Bench, and the Alberta Court of Justice. 

When James is not practicing law he is often playing board games with friends, and enjoys spending time in the summer months playing golf.  

James Hackett is proud to say “McMurray’s My Home!”

At Cooper & Company, James’s practice includes:

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