Jacob joined Parlee McLaws LLP in the Autumn of 2019, where he is currently developing his litigation practice in the area of insurance law, following two-years in a solicitor-focused practice of environmental, administrative, and aboriginal law at a local boutique firm.

Working primarily with corporate clients, Jake assists with a number of issues, including (but not limited to) contract and policy interpretation, claim and liability investigations, quantum research and analysis, as well as litigation and settlement strategy. His time in insurance law has involved a variety of different matters relating to automotive, construction, employment, personal property, and residential issues.

Viewing advocacy as an essential service, Jake has always set his sights on a career in law, stating, “I view my role as one that helps people maneuver the legal system. Lawyers serve as navigators and defenders. It’s a privilege to be of use to people in their most stressful of circumstances.”

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association


  • 2016 Alberta Law Review William Morrow Essay Contest – Second Place
  • 2014 Canadian Bar Association (CBA) National Environmental, Energy and Resource Law Section (NEERLS) Law School Essay Contest – David Estrin Prize
  • 2007 University of Waterloo, President’s Entrance Scholarship


  • 2018-Present, Mentor and Member-at-Large (Executive), Canadian Bar Association, Environmental, Energy, & Resources (North) Section
  • 2017-Present, Board Member and Community Garden Grant Committee Chair, Sustainable Food Edmonton