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Energy, Environmental & Regulatory
Insurance & Risk Management
Insurance & Risk Management
LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta
BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2012)
Jessica is a dedicated advocate for the interests of her clients on a range of litigation and regulatory matters. Her practice specializes in environmental, contractual, commercial leasing and construction-related disputes. Her clients often include construction, utility and mining companies, municipalities, contractors, aggregate suppliers, insurers, landowners, and shareholders.
Jessica has successfully represented her clients’ interests before several environmental tribunals and all levels of Court in Alberta. Recently, she was a key member of a team which successfully defended two applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
More importantly, Jessica is a balanced and capable negotiator. She recognizes that litigation is not the answer for every dispute, or every client. Whether it be mediation, arbitration, or a phone call with opposing counsel, Jessica is always striving to find timely and cost-effective solutions suited to her clients’ specific needs.
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Whether it be a minor spill or a catastrophic process failure, natural resource clients require immediate and decisive legal action. Jessica’s commitment to promptly and efficiently respond to her clients’ needs means she is particularly well-suited to serve clients in the mining and natural resource extraction industries. Those same clients can also rely on Jessica to provide practical, no-nonsense advice on how to prevent and respond to future contraventions.
Some of Jessica’s recent experience includes:
Jessica has an active civil litigation practice, focusing on environmental, contractual, commercial leasing and construction-related disputes. More particularly, Jessica’s practice includes:
Jessica is also experienced in loan realization and creditors’ remedies.
Jessica’s clients appreciate her ability to push stagnant claims forward in a timely fashion. She has a keen eye for settlement opportunities, and always strives to provide her clients with the information and tools they need to efficiently drive their files to a cost-effective resolution.
Jessica’s construction clients count on her to provide no-nonsense, practical advice to resolve all manner of construction disputes. Jessica is well-versed in the Builders’ Lien Act, which she regularly utilizes to negotiate timely resolution of disputes. For example, Jessica recently leveraged a s. 33 Builders’ Lien Act application to secure a $1M payout directly from an oilsands owner-operator. In a matter of days she managed to negotiate a complex release between the owner-operator and contractor which resulted in her client, a local subcontractor, being paid promptly, and in full.
In addition to her own construction practice, Jessica works closely with some of our more senior practitioners, lending her document management, research, and briefing skills to provide our clients with cost-effective advice and representation. She has extensive experience managing large and technically-complex document productions for municipal, corporate, and utility clients.