Biography

Jesse has a broad range of expertise with a professional career spanning several decades. He has experience working as a social worker, investigator and litigator.  His depth of knowledge has allowed him to assist clients with a diverse array of administrative and civil matters.  He has appeared before a variety of administrative boards and tribunals, as well as at all levels of court in Manitoba, in addition to court appearances in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Prior to entering law, Jesse worked for over 15 years as a child and youth counselor and social worker in British Columbia, the United Kingdom, and the Northwest Territories.  In Manitoba, Jesse first worked as an investigator with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission before joining the Family Conciliation Services branch of Manitoba Families as a mediator and court-appointed family assessor.

Jesse graduated from law school at the University of Manitoba, where he was a finalist in both the annual negotiation and advocacy competitions, as well as receiving the Judge Ross A. Johnston Prize for Family Law and the Mr. Justice Gerald W.J. Mercier Prize for the highest standing in Advanced Family Law. Upon graduation, Jesse articled and then practiced in the litigation department of a large Winnipeg law firm, before moving to Hill Sokalski Walsh LLP in 2024 in order to continue to focus his practice on investigations, alternative dispute resolution and the conduct of complex litigations.

When not working, Jesse enjoys any activity that can be done outdoors in the company of his wife and daughters.