Jena completed her Bachelor of Social Work and Juris Doctor degrees at the University of Manitoba, in 2012 and 2015, respectively. While in law school, Jena volunteered at the Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg and was awarded the Kim Clare Access to Justice Award. In 2015, Jena represented the University of Manitoba at the Walsh Family Law Moot in Toronto Ontario.
Jena was a summer student and subsequently articled at the renowned law firm of Taylor McCaffrey LLP in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she practiced exclusively in the area of family law before relocating to Calgary, Alberta.
Jena’s social work background brings a unique skillset to the resolution of family law disputes, as she understands the emotional complexities that often accompany family law matters. Jena works with and on behalf of her clients to reach a resolution to their legal matters; and she aims to reduce the conflict that spouses and families encounter while going through a separation and divorce.
Jena is comfortable representing clients through a variety of forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. For parties who are looking to engage in alternative dispute resolution outside of the court system, Jena offers services as a Mediator. Her particular area of interest as a mediator are Parenting matters; however, she is comfortable mediating all family law matters.
Jena was recently recognized in Best Lawyers: Canada as “One to Watch” for 2024 and was elected as the newest Member-at-Large for the Canadian Bar Association’s – Alberta Branch Family Law (South) Section.
Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Law Society of Manitoba
Member, Calgary Bar Association
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Elected Member-at-Large, CBA – Alberta Branch Family Law (South) Section