Jordan Bierkos, Associate

Jordan Bierkos

Contact Information

Legal Career

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

Jordan has a general litigation practice with experience in many areas of litigation. Jordan is regularly called upon to represent clients in large, complex, and multiparty litigations involving significant damages claims. Jordan also represents small business owners and individuals, and takes pride in bringing the same attention to detail, tenacity, and common sense approach to all files.

Jordan has particular experience in the following practice areas:

  • corporate and commercial litigation,
  • oil and gas contract related disputes,
  • construction litigation including builders’ liens,
  • corporate and personal bankruptcy,
  • securities litigation,
  • employment matters, and
  • estate and trust litigation.

Jordan has experience representing clients in mediations, arbitrations, the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench, and before the Alberta Securities Commission.

Jordan has expertise in using legal technology and software to enhance efficiency and maximize the impact of the legal team’s time spent on a file.

Sport and Entertainment Advising and Advocacy

Jordan advises amateur sport associations and sport organizations regarding policy development and implementation of best practices. Jordan also provides advice and advocacy to amateur professional athletes in respect of team selection, funding, and endorsements.

Background and Education

Jordan obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary. In law school, Jordan volunteered with Student Legal Assistance, participated in several moot competitions, and was a member of one of the 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 the 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.

Prior to law school, Jordan operated a small construction business, providing concrete finishing and general construction services. Jordan played junior football in Edmonton, playing in the 2009 National Championship. Jordan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education (with distinction) from the University of Alberta. 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 design and implementation of long term athlete development programs.

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

  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Fellowship