Jessica is a devoted lawyer who strives to achieve practical and timely results for her clients. After graduating cum laude from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Jessica clerked at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary. Working closely with various members of the Bench, Jessica gained a unique perspective of the trial process that has allowed her to better serve her clients, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Since being called to the Bar, Jessica has gained trial experience both in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.
Jessica represents survivors of sexual and domestic assault and abuse in civil cases. While both advantages and disadvantages exist in pursuing a civil claim, for certain individuals the civil litigation process can provide a sense of empowerment, giving survivors the opportunity to confront the trauma they have suffered.
The civil process allows individuals to bring an action for damages in an attempt to place them in the position they would have been if the assault or abuse had not happened.
Jessica also represents clients in family law matters, personal injury claims (for both defence and plaintiffs) and corporate commercial litigation. She believes in resolving disputes without unnecessary conflict and strives to find creative, practical and cost-effective solutions that meet her clients’ needs.
Jessica is an active member of the Advocates Society and regularly attends continuing legal education seminars to further her knowledge, build her skills and sharpen her advocacy competencies.
Prior to law school, Jessica completed an undergraduate degree in French and Hispanic Studies (Honours) and a Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Distinction) which gave her the opportunity to spend time studying and working in Quebec, France and Spain.
Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, children and dogs, exploring Calgary and the outdoors. She regularly volunteers with the YMCA as a fitness instructor and is an avid amateur squash player.