• Providing excellence in health care law

    Jon Rossall, Q.C.

    Experience includes general counsel and administrative work and defence litigation

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Senior Counsel

OFFICE: Edmonton,Yellowknife

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9216



      Insurance & Risk Management

LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta (LLB, 1980), McGill (LLM, 1986)

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (1981), Northwest Territories (2000), Nunavut (2005)

Assistant: Candace Niven

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9310

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Jon’s practice focuses primarily on health law, largely acting on behalf of physicians or physician organizations. His work includes general counsel and administrative work as well as defence litigation, as well as practices in the areas of commercial litigation and municipal law.

Jon has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has appeared before a variety of administrative panels and boards including the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal, Municipal Subdivision and Development Appeals Tribunals, Liquor Control Board hearings and professional discipline hearings.


  • LL.M., McGill University
  • LL.B., University of Alberta
  • B.A., University of Alberta

Awards and Recognition:

  • Lawyer of the Year -Health Care Law, Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2022
  • Leading Practitioner – Medical Negligence, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Health Care Law, Insurance Law and Medical Negligence, Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2010 - 2022
  • Lawyer of the Year - Medical Negligence, Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2017
  • BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Queen’s Counsel, 2006

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
    • Insurance Section
    • Civil Litigation Section
    • Health Law Section
  • Member, Edmonton Bar Association
  • Member, Advocates Society
  • Board of Directors, Evan Grykuliak Memorial Society
  • Former President, Glenora Community League
  • Former President, Capital Hill United Soccer Club
  • Volunteer, Uncles at Large
  • Acts as legal counsel to the association which represents all Alberta physicians in contract negotiations with Government and in providing membership benefits.
  • Acts as legal counsel to the Alberta organization representing medical Residents, including assistance in arbitrating funding agreements as well as general counsel.
  • Provided legal assistance to physicians in the Northwest Territories and, to an extent, in Alberta, on behalf of a national medical defence organization for over a decade.
  • Represents a number of municipalities in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Alberta in relation to regulatory and enforcement issues.
  • Represented individuals and corporations on a variety of development matters in various municipalities throughout Alberta.
  • Provides assistance to a variety of regulatory boards and panels on administrative law issues.
  • Provides advice to physicians on practice-related issues including funding arrangements, privacy matters and risk management.
  • Has developed an expertise in health-related privacy issues, primarily in relation to Alberta's Health Information Act.
  • “Preparing and Examining the Expert Witness”, Northwest Territories Civil Trial Advocacy Program
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association Bi-Annual Provincial Counsel Conferences (2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003 and 2001)
  • “Chambers Advocacy”, CPLED Bar Admission Courses

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