Jordan Bierkos, Associate

Jordan Bierkos

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Background and Education

Jordan attended law school at the University of Calgary, graduating in 2015. While in law school, Jordan was on the Dean’s list, worked part time at the campus gym as a senior personal trainer, volunteered with Student Legal Assistance, was part of the winning Court of Appeal moot team, and one of U of C’s first teams to attend the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada. Jordan was also on the executive of the Sport and Entertainment Law Society, the U of C chapter of Christian Legal Fellowship, and was the coach and captain of U of C’s Law Rugby team.

In 2015, Jordan was awarded the Grant McKibben Prize, which is presented to a graduating student who epitomizes the energy and spirit of the Calgary Law School community.

Born and raised in central Alberta, Jordan began his working career as a tradesman, working as a concrete finisher and general contractor before and during university. In 2007, Jordan relocated to Edmonton to play junior football. It was then that he attended the University of Alberta, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education (with distinction) with a physical activity and sports performance concentration. After graduation, Jordan was certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and worked as a strength and conditioning coach for professional, junior, and high school football teams, specializing in the development of long term athlete development programs.

Legal Career

Jordan joined JSS Barristers as a summer student in 2014. He subsequently articled with the firm, and joined JSS Barristers as an associate in 2016 after being called to the Alberta Bar.

Jordan has experience in many areas of litigation, in particular, corporate and commercial disputes, construction disputes, securities litigation, employment matters, and trust litigation. Jordan also has experience representing clients in mediations, before the Provincial Court of Alberta, and at the Court of Queen’s Bench.

Sport and Entertainment Advising and Advocacy

Jordan has advised amateur sport associations and sport performance organizations regarding policy development and implementation of best practices. Jordan has also provided advice and advocacy to amateur and semi-professional athletes in respect of team selection, funding, and endorsements.

Personal Life

Jordan is a husband, and father to three daughters. He spends his spare time playing guitar, hiking, coaching Olympic Weightlifting, and playing any sport he can.

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Fellowship