Jacquelyn Stevens


Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by The Law Society of Ontario

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Strategic in her approach, Jacquelyn (Jacquie) Stevens analyzes issues from every angle to formulate creative ways for clients to address and/or mitigate environmental risks and liabilities.

With thoughtful insight, she studies the details of client matters and fully considers both the legal and business implications for clients. As both a litigation lawyer and a geologist, she understands the complexities of the science involved in environmental law which helps her assess the need for and engage with environmental experts who assist Jacquie in developing solutions for clients.

As a Law Society of Ontario Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Jacquie practices civil litigation before the courts, regulatory litigation before courts and administrative tribunals, and undertakes transactional and permitting work. She prosecutes and defends environmental lawsuits, and acts for clients in the defence of environmental prosecutions by regulatory authorities, and on appeals of regulatory orders and approvals.

Jacquie is a trusted advisor whom clients turn to for forthright guidance and advice about their environmental matters. She advises on a broad range of environmental matters and assists with environmental due diligence and compliance. Her significant experience representing clients in environmental civil and regulatory litigation spans from individuals to large corporations, and across many sectors. Jacquie also advises Indigenous communities and private-sector clients about Indigenous environmental law issues.

Persistent and pragmatic, Jacquie analyzes problems to find the most logical paths to solutions, assessing all options along the way. She is a creative and practical problem solver, always seeking efficient and effective ways to resolve legal situations. Although she is a litigator, her goal is to find the best possible solution for each unique client and situation, whether or not that involves resorting to the courts and tribunals.


  • Called to the bar of Alberta (2015)
  • Certified as a Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Ontario (2015)
  • Called to the bar of Ontario (2004)
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 2003
  • Master of Studies in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School, 1999
  • M.Sc., Geology, St. Francis Xavier University, 1998
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, 1996


  • Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO)—President (2018-)
  • Law Society of Ontario—member
  • Law Society of Alberta—member
  • The Advocates’ Society—member
  • Canadian Bar Association—member
  • Ontario Bar Association—member of Environmental Law, Administrative Law and Civil Litigation Sections
  • Ontario Fabricare Association—member
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada—member
  • Geological Association of Canada—member
  • Skate Canada—member
  • Girl Guides of Canada—member, leader, Trefoil Guild member (1978-)