In 1995 a group of barristers, all of whom had trained at one or another of Calgary's premier law firms, founded Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP as a civil litigation boutique.
JSS Barristers acts for substantial corporate entities as well as individuals, but takes pride in its advocacy on behalf of each one of its clients. The firm provides a full range of commercial legal counsel to parties involved in a wide spectrum of businesses and industries.
The firm's lawyers litigate in, among others, the areas of business law, banking and financial services, product liability, tort, natural resources, securities, regulatory tribunals, insolvency, (including commercial bankruptcy and restructuring), insurance, professional negligence, serious personal injury, employment and commercial trade secrets and proprietary information.
The lawyers at JSS Barristers come from widely divergent backgrounds, and have considerable experience as trial advocates. They have appeared at all levels of the Courts of Alberta and Canada, as well as before regulatory bodies such as the Alberta Securities Commission, the Alberta Utilities Commission, and the Law Society of Alberta. The lawyers at JSS Barristers have developed successful practices dealing with mediations, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution processes.
The reputation of the lawyers of JSS Barristers in the legal community sustains the firm's practice. Many of JSS Barristers' clients have been referred by other lawyers, by other business professionals with whom JSS Barristers' lawyers have worked, and by former clients.
JSS Barristers is proud to represent those who need access to the justice system, whether they are corporations, officers and directors of corporations, governmental agencies, societies or individuals.