Jackie Laviolette*


Partner Calgary, T: 403.351.1114 F: 403.538.5049

Keeley Mantai Assistant 587.329.8248 kmantai@mathewsdinsdale.com


Bar admission

Law Society of Alberta


Carleton University, B.J. (Hons)
Western University, LL.B. with Distinction

Membership and affiliations

CPHR - Alberta
Calgary Bar Association
Calgary Legal Guidance Volunteer
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Law Society of Alberta


Jackie has supported employers in all areas of workplace law for over two decades.  Jackie represents provincially and federally regulated employers, in both the public and private sectors, and provides strategic advice in managing complex legal situations involving employees and unions.  She has extensive experience assisting employers on day-to-day matters in the areas of workplace conflict, labour arbitration, collective bargaining, wrongful dismissals, union certifications and policy development. 

Prior to joining the firm, Jackie acted as in-house counsel for the largest unionized employer in Alberta and appeared as lead counsel before Boards of Arbitration, Labour Boards, human rights tribunals and all levels of Court in the province.  Her experience as in-house counsel provides the foundation for arming clients with practical solutions that align with the business’s operational goals.

In addition, Jackie is trained in trauma-informed investigations and is frequently retained to conduct independent workplace investigations into allegations of workplace harassment, discrimination, or other employee complaints. 

Jackie has served on many volunteer boards throughout Calgary, most recently appointed as a Board of Director to both CPHR Alberta and Sport Calgary.  She offers her time as an instructor to the Trial Advocacy program at the University of Calgary and is the past-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch, Labour and Employment Section.  Jackie is a frequent speaker at various labour and employment conferences and seminars.

* Denotes practicing through a law corporation.

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