Experience

Jerri’s experience as a litigation lawyer is extensive, and includes insurance defence, insurance coverage and commercial litigation matters. Jerri has notable trial experience as lead counsel on numerous matters.

Jerri has applied her skills and insight as an advocate in litigation matters including property loss, construction claims, occupier’s liability, contractual disputes, oil and gas, environmental, products liability, employer’s liability, professional liability and bodily injury.   Jerri’s commercial litigation experience includes contractual disputes, shareholders disputes and oppression claims.

Jerri is a partner in the Edmonton office and was Managing Partner from 2008 to 2014.  She has presented numerous times on management and leadership topics as well as on topics of interest to the insurance industry.  Jerri is actively involved in the business community in Edmonton having served several years on the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Board and was Board Chair in 2015.  She has also been involved in several other business focused committees as a volunteer.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Edmonton Bar Association

Awards

Jerri is a winner of a 2013 Lexpert Zenith Award. Lexpert Zenith Awards honour women lawyers who have led their clients, firms, companies, departments, faculties, profession, colleagues and/or communities; and have been a role model for other women in the legal profession.

Community

  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair, International Women’s Forum, Edmonton Chapter
  • Board Member, International Women’s Forum Canada

Jerri has been active in a number of equine organizations, holding several different Board positions.