Our Legal Team

Jillian Gamez

Partner

A lifelong Edmontonian, I joined Weir Bowen in 2012. In addition to a busy litigation practice including estate litigation, a wide array of personal injury litigation, and general civil litigation, I also assist clients in preparing wills and in real estate transactions. I have appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta and Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.

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I previously worked at the Alberta Law Reform Institute, Alberta Justice, and the Office of the Public Trustee as a law student. I am a former editor of the Review of Constitutional Studies and the Alberta Law Review.

Like many Edmontonians, I believe in the importance of giving back to the community. I have been a volunteer with the Canadian Bar Association since 2011 and am the current co-Chair of the northern Alberta Elder Law subsection. I am also the current President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cultural Connections Institute- The Learning Exchange. I am an avid supporter of the Edmonton theatre scene and have appeared on stage at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, and as part of the Players de Novo.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and escaping to the mountains for skiing or hiking.


Education

2008 – Bachelor of Arts – University of Alberta
2011 – Bachelor of Laws – University of Alberta


Bar Admission

2013 – Law Society of Alberta


Professional
Associations

Edmonton Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association


Community
Involvement

Executive Member, CBA Elder Law Subsection
Board Member, the Cultural Connections Institute-The Learning Exchange (2013-Present)
Board Member, Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre (2015-Present)
Former Executive Member, CBA Civil Litigation Subsection (2016-2018)
Former Member, CBA Law Day Committee (2012-2017)
Former Executive Member, Downtown Edmonton Community League (2015-2016)

COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective March 23, 2020, the majority of our lawyers and employees will be working remotely. All lawyers and employees have the ability to work remotely with access to electronic mail, telephone systems and electronic files. We remain dedicated and committed to helping our clients and providing a high level of legal services.