Jacob Damstra

Lerners LLP

Jacob was called to the Bar in 2016 and joined Lerners LLP as a litigation associate after completing his articles as a Judicial Law Clerk for Justices R.A. Blair, P.D. Lauwers, and D.M. Brown at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He maintains a dynamic dispute resolution, litigation, and appellate advocacy practice involving commercial and insurance disputes, public and administrative law, health law, and environmental, municipal and regulatory matters. He is an adjunct lecturer in appellate advocacy as Coach of the Western Law Wilson Moot Charter rights moot.

Jacob graduated with distinction from Western Law in 2015 and concurrently obtained a Master of Arts in History, with a specialization in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, focusing on transnational civil litigation to remedy human and environmental rights violations. During law school and graduate studies, he was actively involved in mooting and trial advocacy as a participant, coach, and judge, organized a number of clubs and associations, and presented and published papers on class actions, environmental law, and international relations. Prior to his JD/MA program, Jacob obtained a BA (Hons) in International Relations from Western University from which he graduated as Gold Medalist.

Jacob serves as a Canadian Armed Forces Reserve Officer with the 1st Hussars, a Director on the Board of Directors for Urban Roots London and Changing Ways, a volunteer youth hockey coach, and a proud father to four sons.


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