Jackie, Handerek & Forester, Long-Term Community Member

A supporter of many local charities, events and sports teams, as well as sponsoring a scholarship at Leduc Composite High School; Jackie, Handerek & Forester has been historically composed of very community-minded people. The three partners have strong community roots in Leduc. John Jackie, B.A., LL.B., Q.C. is a former councilman and mayor of the City of Leduc. David Handerek, B.Sc., LL.B. has practiced here since 1981 and was a very active member of a local service group for many years. Jeff Forester, B. Comm., LL.B., born and raised in Leduc, continues to play as well as coach hockey here.


A Respected Law Firm since 1986

When they first opened their doors, the staff consisted of two support staff. In March 1986, a third position person joined the team as part-time bookkeeper and receptionist.


A Growing Practice, Support Staff & New Partner

In three years, Jackie & Handerek outgrew its first office and in 1989 moved to a newly renovated building on the corner of 48 Street and 50th Avenue in Leduc. To improve efficiency of client services and file management the firm added two support staff and a new associate lawyer in 1993. The firm continued to expand, once again outgrowing its offices; in November 2007, Jackie, Handerek & Forester moved into the new JH&F Professional Centre, where they currently occupy the whole second floor.


At our current location, Jackie, Handerek & Forester continues to serve our clients with associate lawyers. As well we offer opportunities to students-at-law and work-experience students in support roles.

Partner John William Jackie

Partner John William Jackie

Jackie & Handerek was formed January 1, 1986 when John William Jackie and David Keith Handerek set up their law practice in Leduc. Mr. Jackie was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1977 and is also a member of the N.W.T. bar – currently on the inactive list – and was appointed Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) in 1998.

Ashley Rickard

Associate Ashley Rickard
Assisting the Jackie, Handerek & Forester staff is Ashley Rickard. From Beaumont, Alberta, Ashley received her B.Sc. with distinction in 2008 and Bachelor of Laws in 2012, both from the University of Alberta. Ashley was admitted to the Alberta Bar Association in 2013.

Partner David Keith Handerek

Partner David Keith Handerek

Mr. Handerek was admitted to the

Alberta Bar in 1981.

Shaun Maddex

Shaun Maddex
Shaun grew up in Alberta before attending law school at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. He was part of the 2019 graduating law class and then joined our firm as an articling student in July. Before law school, he received a B.Com degree from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton and in his spare time he likes to be active and spend time with friends and family.

Partner Jeffrey Michael Forester

Partner Jeffrey Michael Forester

Jeffrey Michael Forester, joined the practice just after his admission to the Alberta Bar. Jeffrey Michael Forester became a partner on January 1, 1997, and the partnership became Jackie, Handerek & Forester.

Giovanna Leonor Hinman - Student at Law

Giovanna Leonor Hinman - Student at Law
Giovanna Hinman was raised in Santiago, Chile. She received her L.D. J.S.S. degree in Chile, where she became a lawyer in a Civil Law Jurisdiction in 2008. In Chile, she worked for the private sector leading mediation between clients and the company. She further pursued her legal education and completed her common law training at the University of Alberta in 2017.
Giovanna is an articling student at Jackie, Handerek & Forester since July 2019. She is also fluent in Spanish and will gladly assist you in your preferred language.

Job Postings

Join our dynamic and reputable firm today. Below are some of the exciting job opportunities for you to be a part of our organisation.

Lawyer - Litigation/ Criminal Lawyer

Our Law firm has a long-standing, reputable and diverse rural/urban practice in the Leduc, Beaumont, Devon and South Edmonton areas.


We are located in Leduc and have the need for a LITIGATION/ CRIMINAL LAWYER.

If you are a member of the Law Society of Alberta, and interested in practising in a diverse practice setting we would be pleased to hear from you.

Please submit a letter of interest along with a resume in confidence to:
JOHN W JACKIE
jjackie@leduclawyers.ab.ca

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