Jacklynn Pivovar

Partner | Edmonton


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Jacklynn practices exclusively in the area of wills and estates with an emphasis on estate litigation, estate planning, and estate administration. She has a wide range of experience including:

  • Claims arising from wills, other estate related claims, mental capacity issues, family relief applications as well as representing and advising individuals with claims against an estate.
  • Adult incapacity, including matters related to powers of attorney, personal directives, guardianship and trusteeship.
  • Jacklynn also drafts wills, personal directives and powers of attorneys, acts for executors and advises clients regarding probate and administration of estates and assists clients with issues concerning mental incapacity in adults.

Jacklynn has conducted trials and applications in our Provincial Court and Court of King’s Bench. She has also attended at the Alberta Court of Appeal and responded to leave applications at the Supreme Court of Canada. Jacklynn is a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution. She regularly represents clients in Judicial Dispute Resolutions, run by a Court of King’s Bench Justice.

Jacklynn was recognized as a leading legal advisor for Estates and Personal Tax Planning and Estate Litigation by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, in 2023.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • Benchmark Canada, Litigation Star, 2023 - 2024
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Estate & Personal Tax Planning, 2023 - 2024

Thought leadership

  • Speaker, Edmonton Community Foundation Wills Week
  • Speaker, “Basic Wills and Estates Administration,” Canadian Bar Association Savvy Lawyers Series
  • Speaker, “Wills and Estates Administration,” MacEwan University

Community involvement

  • Past Board Member – Boy and Girls Club of Strathcona County
  • Judo Instructor
  • Pubnight Coordinator, Sherwood Park Rams Football Association

Professional memberships

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association - Wills & Trusts Section and Elder Law

Bar admissions & education

  • Alberta, 2004
  • LL.B., University of Alberta, 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Lethbridge (with great distinction) 2000