Jessie Legaree

BA, MA, JD

Partner/General Civil Litigation Department Head
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Jessie Legaree

BA, MA, JD

Partner/General Civil Litigation Department Head

Jessie practices civil litigation and loves the variety that it brings, while she has a focus on labour and employment law, human rights claims, estate litigation and personal injury.

Jessie is on the Board of Governors for Trial Lawyers Association of BC (TLABC) and is the author of the Legislative Watch, a regular article on new legislation, for the Verdict magazine. She is a member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of BC & Yukon (CPHR) and the Fraser Valley Bar Association. Her background also includes serving on the Board of Directors for Christian Legal Fellowship and she is a current and past director of several political associations.

Jessie is the first person in her family to go to university. The overachiever she is, she went on to complete three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies with a concentration in Philosophy at Trinity Western University (TWU); a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities also at TWU; and a Juris Doctor at the University of Toronto, after spending her final year on exchange at the University of British Columbia. Throughout her schooling, she worked in insurance for several years and was involved in politics, working at the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa and for a local Member of Parliament.

Jessie articled with RDM and has stayed with the firm since her call to the BC Bar in 2016. She joined our leadership team in January 2021 as the Department Head for General Civil Litigation and joined the RDM Partnership in October 2021.

Jessie has always been an active member of the community, volunteering her time in politics and through her church, and she has been nationally recognized for her leadership. Jessie is excited to return to international travel now that the world is open again, however she is also content wherever she may be so long as accompanied by her cat and Kindle.

Fees: 

Jessie’s hourly rate is currently $400, while some of her work is billed through contingency fee agreements.

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