Jesse is a graduate of the Canadian-American Dual Juris Doctor (J.D.) Program at the University of Ottawa and Michigan State University College of Law. Jesse received his American J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in 2014, where he graduated cum laude, and his Canadian J.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2015. Prior to his legal studies, Jesse received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Windsor in 2011, where he majored in Communication Studies.
During his legal studies, Jesse held numerous legal positions, including working as a Student-Attorney at the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office, and participating in an externship program where he worked on Parliament Hill at the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, the office which provides legal advice to acting Members of Parliament and to the House of Commons. Jesse began working at Lefebvre and Lefebvre as a summer student in 2013, and returned for the 2014 summer.
Upon his graduation from the University of Ottawa in 2015, Jesse successfully wrote the Ontario Bar exam and returned to Lefebvre & Lefebvre LLP to complete his articles. Jesse was called to the bar of Ontario in 2016, and began his practice at Lefebvre & Lefebvre LLP, where he practices mostly Civil and Commercial Litigation. Jesse represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in all levels of Court and tribunals, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Labour Relations Board and the Landlord and Tenant Board.
Despite growing up in nearby Caledonia, Brantford has always felt like home to Jesse, as most of his extended family and many of his friends are from the Brantford area. It is therefore with much excitement that Jesse joins Lefebvre and Lefebvre LLP and the Brant County Law Association.