James W. Campbell (BA, LLM) is currently a Presiding Member of the Landlord and Tenant Board of Ontario. He was previously a Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, 2016 – 2023, and a Coordinating Member from 2019 – 2022. He first practised law as a solicitor with the international law firm Baker and McKenzie in Hong Kong, and was later called to the Bar and practised law as a barrister focusing on commercial law and criminal law.
While he was a barrister, he gave lectures on a wide range of areas of the law, including the law of evidence, bankruptcy law, land titles law, estates law, and commercial law to top tier law firms. He also taught civil procedure law at the University of Hong Kong and e-commerce law at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was appointed as Chair of the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) in 2010 by the Hong Kong Government.
He holds a BA from the University of Toronto, where he studied history and philosophy, and an LLM from the University of Hong Kong. He is admitted to practice law in Ontario, Hong Kong (2000 – 2012), and England and Wales. James is a native English speaker, and is proficient in speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese. He loves classical music, and is proficient in piano playing and composition.