About Us

Founded in 1893 by Nicholas Beck and Edward Emery, we are one of Alberta's oldest law firms. In 1949 John Jamieson joined the firm, and the firm became Emery Jamieson LLP soon after.

Over the last century, lawyers who worked here have been appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench, elected as Members of Parliament, and one became the Premier of Saskatchewan.

Throughout the years, Emery Jamieson LLP has grown and has occupied several Edmonton landmarks. From 1893 to 1910 the firm occupied the Canada Permanent Mortgage Building and then from 1910 to1954, we moved to the Canada Permanent Building. In 1979 the firm moved to its current location, the Oxford Tower, where it occupies the 17th and 18th floors.

Currently Emery Jamieson LLP consists of approximately 30 lawyers and over 30 administrative and legal support staff. As a member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide, we can provide our clients with access to an international network of lawyers.

We are a firm that consistently receives referral work from other law firms and are proud of the strong reputation that we've earned over the last century.

John Jamieson, Q.C., one day prior to his retirement, defined Emery Jamieson LLP as follows:

"I guess we're an old fashioned firm. It's our style. It's the manner in which we deal with our clients, with other members of the profession and each other. Outsiders notice our ability to get along among ourselves. It's an older style. That doesn't mean we don't move with the times and try to be just a step ahead. As you know, looking ahead was an old-fashioned virtue."