Jack has been practicing law for over 35 years. He was born and raised here in Edmonton and graduated from the University of Alberta. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1973.
Jack was a partner at the firm of Hauptman Hart Cherkawsky and then Hauptman Cherkawsky Hobbs from 1977 to 2012. During his legal career he obtained experience in many areas of the law including, criminal and civil litigation, residential real estate transactions, builders liens, wrongful dismissal, employment issues, and family law.
Since 1990 Jack has concentrated his practice on the area of family law and since 2002 on the area of Collaborative Divorce and Mediation. His experience and training sees him working with clients who are often business owners, executives, professionals, senior employees or their spouses who are going through divorce. He works collaboratively with other similarly trained lawyers to create unique settlements and, if possible, avoid litigation.
Jack is a member of the Association of Collaborative Professionals and has been actively involved in the continuing legal education of lawyers, including the presentation of papers on a variety of topics. Jack taught the Parenting After Separation Seminar for 10 years and is a Child Support Resolution Officer.
In his free time Jack enjoys his grandchildren, travel, curling, photography and woodworking. He is an avid Edmonton Eskimo fan and has had season tickets for well over 35 years.