Raphael Jacob

Senior Associate

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Raphael practices in insurance and tort liability and commercial litigation.

Raphael's practice includes:

  • Complex construction litigation;
  • Defending manufacturers against product liability claims;
  • Advising insurers on coverage concerns;
  • Defending industry professionals, including healthcare professionals against claims of medical malpractice;
  • Personal injury defence; and
  • Assisting with transport regulatory matters.

Raphael has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and at various ad hoc domestic and international arbitration proceedings.


  • Successfully defended professional engineer in contested APEGA hearing
  • Assisted with international arbitral proceedings relating to pipeline construction delays in excess of C$100 million
  • Assisted a major Canadian bank with a duty to defend finding before the Alberta Court of Appeal
  • Successfully brought applications seeking summary dismissal of a number of medical malpractice claims
  • Advised a gene testing laboratory on expanding its operations
  • Assisted a First Nation with a complex construction claim against a home developer
  • Settled a number of product liability claims against vehicle manufacturers on a without costs basis

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member-at-large, Law Society of Alberta - Lawyer Competence Advisory Committee, 2022 - 2024

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Western), 2019-Present
  • Assessor, CPLED, 2023 - Present
  • Case Law Review Officer, Canadian Bar Association, Insurance Law Section (Alberta South)
  • Chair, Canadian Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2021 - Present
  • BLG Race Action Committee, 2022 - Present
  • BLG Reads to Kids, 2021 - Present

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Saskatchewan, 2024
  • Alberta, 2018
  • JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2017
  • BA (Honours), University of Calgary, 2013