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Energy, Environmental & Regulatory
Insurance & Risk Management
Insurance & Risk Management
LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta
BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2012)
In addition to her environmental defence and regulatory work, Jessica maintains a robust, client-focused litigation and dispute resolution practice.
Jessica recognizes that each matter is unique, and strives to provide individualized service to meet each of her clients’ needs. Her clients include various utility and mining companies, municipalities, contractors, aggregate suppliers, insurers, landowners, and shareholders.
Jessica strives to find timely and cost-effective solutions to all manner of negligence, contractual, commercial leasing, transportation and construction-related disputes. She is a capable negotiator, and has successfully represented her clients’ interests before several environmental tribunals and all levels of Court in Alberta. Recently, Jessica was a key member of a team which successfully defended two applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on a variety of administrative issues arising from a tribunal’s decision not to grant an applicant standing.
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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 is an active member of our Insurance and Risk Management Practice Group, and represents various insurers in personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents, product liability actions and slip and falls.
Jessica is well-versed in the Rules of Court, which she regularly leverages to push stagnant claims forward in a timely fashion. She has a keen eye for settlement opportunities, and strives to provide her insurance clients with the information and tools they need to efficiently drive their files to a cost-effective resolution.
Jessica applies these same skills to her commercial litigation practice, which includes:
Jessica is also experienced in loan realization and creditors’ remedies.
In addition to her own 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. Recently, Jessica was a key member of a team which successfully defended two applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on a variety of procedural and administrative issues. She also has extensive experience managing large and technically-complex document productions for municipal, corporate, and utility clients.