Experience

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

In the insurance law practice group, Jacob assists primarily corporate clients with a number of issues, including (but not limited to) subrogation, 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.

With Aboriginal law, Jacob has experience assisting Aboriginal/Indigenous groups and individuals with issues involving consultation and elections. However, after more recently completing the Osgoode Professional Development program in Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law, Jacob is also seeking to provide services for a variety of other issues, including not limited to, the intersection of Aboriginal/Indigenous and environmental matters.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Awards

  • 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

Community

  • 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