Jonathan Denis, Q.C. | Guardian Law Jonathan Denis, Q.C. | Guardian Law

Jonathan Denis, Q.C.

Founding Partner

I have spent my career in service to others in both the public and private sector. I look on each matter as if I were the client and how I’d feel in that situation.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan as the son of a Canadian solider and a teacher, Jonathan graduated with degrees in business (finance/marketing) and law at age 24. Jonathan moved to Calgary after graduation and was called to the Alberta bar in 2001 and quickly became a key member of one of Canada’s top ten national law firms.

Jonathan was elected MLA for Calgary-Acadia (formerly Calgary-Egmont) in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. In addition to his duties as a legislator, Jonathan served in several senior cabinet roles, including Parliamentary Assistant for Energy, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Solicitor General & Minister of Public Security, Provincial Secretary, Minister of Justice & Attorney General, and Government House Leader.

Since returning to the private sector, Jonathan founded Guardian Law Group LLP with Donna Gee.

A recognized authority in politics and governance, Jonathan is frequently invited as a guest speaker to organizations and charities. Jonathan has received numerous accolades in his career, including being named to the Queen’s Counsel of Alberta and one of Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40” (when he was under 40).

Jonathan’s clients have included sitting Members of Parliament, Members of the Legislative Assembly, and city councillors.


Bachelors of Administration – University of Regina (1997)

Juris Doctor – University of Saskatchewan (2000)

ICD.D Director’s Education – Rotman School of Business – University of Toronto (2018)

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Date Obtained Q.C: 


Professional Associations: 

Law Society of Alberta

Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers’ Association (ACTLA) – Government relations chair

Director, Arvic Corporate Services (business services firm)

Director, High Ground Cannabis (medicinal cannabis producer)

Community Involvement: 

Campaign Manager, Calgary-West UCP (2019)

Fundraiser for the local charities

Director, Institute for Public Sector Accountability


Former two-term MLA

Former senior cabinet minister, most notably as Minister of Justice & Solicitor General

Areas of Practice: 

Civil & Commercial Litigation, Serious personal injury, Wrongful death claims, Insurance law, Professional negligence claims, Defamation, Debt claims, Foreclosure, Employment law, Government relations & public affairs


Contact Jonathan Denis

Office Number: (403) 457-7778


Fax: 1-877-517-6373



Riverfront Pointe

342 4 Ave S.E.

Calgary, AB T2G 1C9



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