James D. Steele

James Steele’s practice focuses on estate litigation.

Areas of Practice


James is a partner with Robertson Stromberg LLP, whose practice focuses on estate litigation.

James has extensive experience with estate disputes, such as:

  1. Claims involving the validity of Wills (undue influence, incapacity or delusions);
  2. Removal of executors for misconduct;
  3. Litigating claims by, and against Estates;
  4. Challenging joint survivorship entitlements;
  5. Executor compensation disputes;
  6. Claims involving defects in Wills, or interpretation of Wills;
  7. Representation of the estate during a passing of accounts;
  8. Litigation involving powers of attorneys;
  9. Contested applications for letters of administration;
  10. Applications for guardianship.

James has published dozens of articles on estate litigation topics. His comments on estate litigation, have been published by the Regina Leader-Post, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, the Western Producer, and other publications. James presents regularly at legal conferences on estate litigation, and at the College of Law.

James has also experience in insurance and civil litigation. He has defended claims for a variety of insurance companies, as well as advancing subrogated actions. He also has experience in professional liability claims.


From James’ Clients

Attorney Mr. James Steele from Robertson Stromberg LLP represented me recently in the settlement of my aunt’s estate. I found MR. Steele to be extremely helpful in navigating through the complex process of settlement as multiple parties were involved. He was very responsive to any queries I had and very professional in following up with the details of the negotiations with the other parties. I highly recommend Mr. Steele for any estate related legal issues.
James Steele was always quick to reply. He gave us great legal advice under difficult circumstances. I would recommend James to anyone needing help with estate settlements.
I cannot say enough good things about the work done for us by James D. Steele at Roberton Stromberg LLP. My family and I knew nothing about estate matters and will interpretations. I met him at a course he was helping facilitate about will-making. He listened to my story about the struggles I was having with an executor that wasn’t fulfilling their duties to the beneficiaries and managing the estate poorly. With his help and hard work, we succeeded in having everything transferred from a reluctant and sometimes combatant executor over to myself to manage properly from here on out. He was incredibly patient with me throughout the entire process and always thoroughly explained things I didn’t understand. If you are looking for a determined, hard-working and capable lawyer, look no further.
Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to work with James Steele on a number of matters. James was always very prompt in our dealings and provided excellent advice and guidance. His assistance provided many benefits for our organization. It was a pleasure working with him.
Where do I begin?? To have been in such emotional turmoil for almost two years, I am amazed at my luck with having James Steele on my side. He has been so incredibly patient, kind and informative on the law in such a way I could understand. James and his team have definitely been a lifesaver for us.
We couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer and law firm!