Jesse Abell



Jesse is an Associate at OKT. Her practice focuses on litigation advancing Aboriginal rights and title and Treaty rights, and advocating for Indigenous self-determination.

Prior to joining OKT, she completed her articles as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Jesse received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she won awards for academic excellence. While at Osgoode, she participated in the Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Law Moot, and in the Anishinaabe law camp at Neyaashiinigmiing, with Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. In addition, she worked as a research assistant with the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project, and as a research assistant on issues related to the duty to consult and accommodate.

During law school, Jesse also worked as a legal caseworker at community legal clinics, representing clients on employment and human rights law issues and representing clients who experienced gender-based violence. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts (History and English) from the University of King’s College.

Jesse is a member of the Ontario Bar.

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