University of Calgary, Juris Doctor
Ryerson University, BJ
Red Deer College, Theatre Studies (Acting)
Canadian Bar Association
Calgary Bar Association
Performer/Dancer, SPARQ Productions
Season Adjudicator, Workshop Theatre
Volunteer, Canadian Women’s Foundation
Former Volunteer, Student Legal Assistance
Awards & Recognition
- Assentio Mentium Scholarship in Law
- Margaret and Robert Montgomery Law Scholarship
- Maclean (Mac) Jones Memorial Scholarship
- Elizabeth Brisco Scholarship
- Student Legal Assistance – First Year Volunteer Award
- Edward R. Murrow Award for her role in the coverage of the 2013 Calgary Floods
Andrea MacLean is an Associate at JSS Barristers. Andrea has a strong focus on defamation law in her practice and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in defamation matters. She also has experience in corporate and commercial disputes, contract disputes, personal injury, debt claims and insurance claims.
Andrea has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, Alberta Provincial Court, and the Alberta Securities Commission.
Andrea was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta. In 2017, Andrea obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, where she achieved Dean’s List standing. Andrea was called to the Alberta Bar in 2018 and she joined JSS Barristers as an Associate in 2019.
Before diving into her law adventures, Andrea obtained a Theatre Studies (Acting) diploma from Red Deer College and a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University). She went on to work as a journalist in Calgary for several years and was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for her role in the coverage of the 2013 Calgary Floods.
While obtaining her law degree, Andrea clerked at the Provincial Court of Alberta, volunteered with Student Legal Assistance, and competed in the Alberta Court of Appeal Moot.
During her free time, Andrea enjoys traveling, dancing, playing squash, and going on hiking and camping adventures in the mountains with her family.
"Class Actions Arising From a Pandemic"
JSSBarristers.ca, July 28, 2020
Co-Author (with Gavin Price and Kajal Ervin)
"Are Contracts Enforceable Despite COVID-19? [Part 4]: Force Majeure Notice Requirements"
JSSBarristers.ca, April 24, 2020
Co-Author (with Geoffrey Boddy)
"Are Contracts Enforceable Despite COVID-19? [Part 1]: Overview"
JSS Barristers.ca, April 1, 2020
Co-Author (with Bryan C. Duguid QC, FCIArb)
"People Always Told Me, Be Careful What You Do: Wills and Dependency Legislation"
"Alberta Judges Can Refer to Informal Settlement Offers"
The Lawyers Weekly, 2015
"Third Party Claims in Construction Disputes"
CBA Construction Law Section, October 2019
Co-Author (with Ryan Phillips and Geoff Boddy)
2019 CBA Construction Law Meeting Presenter