- Ontario (2016)
- LawVision Group (2017) Legal Project Management
- Osgoode Hall Law School (2015) JD
- London School of Economics (2009) MSc (Conflict Studies)
- University of King’s College (2008) BA (Honours – International Development Studies)
is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.
Jessica’s litigation practice covers a range of areas including administrative law, commercial litigation, employment law and professional liability. Jessica was a summer and articling student at Lenczner Slaght before she served as a law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario where she assisted judges with a wide variety of criminal and civil appeals.
Jessica received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. She excelled academically, graduating as the Silver Medallist in her class and receiving numerous course prizes. While in law school, Jessica completed the Criminal Law Intensive Program, which included a work placement at a leading criminal defence firm. She was a senior editor of the Transnational Legal Theory Journal, and she spent two summers working for the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, Switzerland and in Accra, Ghana where she wrote a research report on human trafficking.
Before attending law school, Jessica coordinated civic engagement and education programs for a United Way member agency in Scarborough. She also developed teaching resources for Toronto Elections that were distributed to civics teachers in Toronto’s elementary schools. Jessica is active in her community. She is the Vice President of the Board of West Scarborough Community Legal Services, a legal aid clinic, and the President of the Board of Sojourn House, one of Toronto’s largest refugee shelters and settlement agencies.
Counsel to the respondent on an appeal in a seminal internet defamation case. The Court of Appeal for Ontario clarified the law of concerted action liability and upheld a very large damages awards for what it characterized as a prolonged, persistent and vicious internet campaign.
Counsel to corporate witnesses testifying at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Select Committee on Financial Transparency.
The Advocates' Society
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Rutman v. Rabinowitz featured in the 2018 summer issue of Lexpert Magazine as one of the Top Big Suits of 2018. In this particular litigation of significance, Lenczner Slaght's Matthew Sammon and Jessica Roher were counsel to the respondent, Ronald Rutman.
On January 31, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released a decision upholding very large damages awards for what it characterized as a prolonged, persistent and vicious internet campaign.
Canada’s leading litigation firm grows to 55 expert litigators.
Jessica Roher's co-authored article "Introduction: Symposium on Transnational Criminal Law" appeared in 6:1 Transnational Legal Theory 1 in September of 2015. (Prior to Joining Lenczner Slaght)
Jessica Roher's article “Zoning Out Discrimination: Working Towards Housing Equality in Ontario” appeared in the 25 Journal of Law and Social Policy 26 in March of 2016. (Prior to Joining Lenczner Slaght)
Silver Medal (2015)
Osgoode Hall Law School