Since its founding in 1922, Bennett Jones has cultivated leadership for the legal, business and political worlds. The firm's talented and ambitious partners have helped define the development of government, justice and industry in Canada within a global community.
Among the firm's lawyers past and present are a Canadian prime minister and deputy prime minister, a provincial premier, federal and provincial cabinet members, two Canadian ambassadors to the United States, a deputy minister and deputy attorney general of the Department of Justice, two Supreme Court Justices, a Court of Appeal appointee, several chief justices of federal and provincial courts, numerous appointees to provincial supreme court and the Court of Queen's Bench, several chairmen of securities commissions and a president of the Canadian Bar Association.
From its birth in Calgary, the firm grew with the Western economy, expanding to Edmonton (1982) and then eastward to Toronto (1989) and Ottawa (1989–95, 2009). In 2014, we opened in Vancouver. Today, we say the firm breathes with two lungs given its significant presence in both Western and Eastern Canada, providing us with the national strength and stability to better serve our clients. The firm's first expansion outside of Canada came in 2010, when we opened a representative office in Beijing and a law office in Dubai. The firm's expansion in the Gulf region continued in early 2012 with the opening of an office in Doha, Qatar. In 2013, the firm opened an office in Washington, D.C., its first in the United States and, in 2014, the firm opened an office in Bermuda.
Most recently, in June 2018, Bennett Jones combined forces with corporate and securities firm McCullough O'Connor Irwin to meet growing client needs in the Vancouver market.