OUR TEAM

First Peoples Law Corporation and Donovan & Co. merged in July 2021 to become First Peoples Law LLP. Click here to learn more.

Meet our team

Jennifer Griffith
Lawyer (she/her)

I have an undergraduate degree in Aquatic Biology and went to law school thinking I would become an environmental lawyer. When I learned about the issues facing Indigenous people I chose to direct my energy and skills toward advocating for land and resource rights as well as righting historic wrongs. I am committed to working with my clients as they seek justice and greater involvement in lands and resource decisions by providing legal and strategic advice.

I represent clients in major regulatory hearings, at government-to-government tables addressing land use planning, reconciliation, and historic settlements, in consultation and accommodation processes, through all aspects of the specific claims process, as well as with other reserve land issues.

I assisted a client in a successful challenge of the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, including at the National Energy Board, during Crown consultation, and in the Federal Court of Appeal. I have also assisted a client negotiate a major historic settlement agreement and I am actively supporting the implementation of that agreement. In addition, I have written legal opinions for more than 50 specific claims and am actively negotiating a significant number of settlements.

When not working, I play on a master’s level women’s soccer team and try to stay fit with other outdoor activities.