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Adrian Jewell, Senior Associate

photo of Adrian Jewell, Edmonton lawyer with Sharek Logan & van LeenenAdrian is a trusted and senior commercial and public sector lawyer, having previously practiced with several established law firms and a national law firm. Adrian also practiced for more than a decade in-house as a senior Legal Officer and Counsel at Alberta Justice, and at AMA Insurance as Legal Counsel. This combination of private and public sector practice, in-house experience, and government knowledge enables him to work closely with clients to provide practical and efficient advice.

Adrian has been practicing law in Alberta since 1994. His experience has involved working with entrepreneurial organizations, corporations, municipalities, and public sector clients on complex files or disputes in excess of $1 billion. Adrian provides practical client solutions with value and responsive outcomes in mind. He has acted as outside counsel and can offer in-house support for a wide range of client needs. Adrian also has extensive experience resolving disputes involving commercial matters, contracts, construction, major insurance claims, regulated appeals, environmental and agricultural issues, and oil and energy disputes.

Working to meet the client's goals, Adrian has assisted a wide range of clients on commercial transactions, construction and procurement files, public sector issues, municipal and administrative tribunals, and insurance and risk management. He has achieved exceptional outcomes on countless matters on time and on budget while adding value to his clients. Adrian is adept at both drafting and negotiating complex agreements as well as resolving high-stakes and high-value disputes.

Adrian has given numerous presentations, appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, and made arguments or advanced positions before legislative committees and administrative boards.

Education, Accomplishments and Community Interests

University of Alberta

  • Honors and Board of Governors' Prize for top student - Faculty of Business
  • Juris Doctor (JD)/Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) - Shoctor Prize in Law - Faculty of Law
  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA) - Faculty of Business

Adrian is a co-producer and media consultant for a local theatre production enterprise, whose stage productions have been featured in the Edmonton Journal, CTV News, Global News and on CBC. He is the author of several books and an experienced connector on social media. He also supports his daughters' dance ensemble and other cultural events in the community.

Adrian had a legal role in some of the largest emergency responses to natural disasters in the history of the Province, for which he received Premier's recognition.  He was also involved in strategic policy work with the Provincial Housing Strategy for which he was recognized by the Minister for his contributions and worked on many affordable housing projects throughout the Province.

Legal Services

  • Corporate Commercial transactions
  • Public Sector, Municipal and Administrative Law
  • Construction and Procurement Projects
  • Insurance Law
  • Energy and Agribusiness matters

Professional Associations and Memberships 

  • Law Society of Alberta (since 1994)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Construction Lawyers Group
  • Leadership for Lawyers organization
  • Legal Tech & Innovation Network
  • The Hague Academy of International Law
  • Knowledge Management for Legal Professionals
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