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Jesse Gardner is a Partner in the Construction and Infrastructure Practice Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. He was recently featured in On-Site Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 List as one of the brightest minds in the construction industry in Canada. For his outstanding reputation in construction law, he has also been ranked by Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation. Who’s Who Legal has recognized him as “one of the best-known construction practitioners who is praised for his depth of understanding of subject matter and his articulate, efficient and hardworking approach to complex construction disputes.”

He advises a wide range of construction industry clients, including owners, general contractors, engineers and sureties in relation to major construction and infrastructure projects on issues such as delay and deficiency claims, fee disputes, and insurance matters. His practice focuses on effective dispute resolution, advisory work and strong written and oral advocacy. He has managed complex disputes on large-scale infrastructure projects including light rail train systems, waste-water treatment and power plants, wind farms, highway construction and mining projects. He has experience managing delay and subject matter experts through the litigation process and has assisted clients through arbitration and litigation proceedings. He has worked on many multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects and has managed dispute resolution processes for multi-billion-dollar claims.

Jesse assists clients in resolving disputes efficiently and cost-effectively, although he is an aggressive advocate when attending court to secure results for his clients. He has been successful before both the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal as well as before various administrative boards and tribunals on a number of high stakes disputes.

He is an active industry leader, an author with respect to issues of importance to construction, and a frequent speaker on construction law-related topics at industry, legal and educational events. He has also been involved with a number of children’s community organizations, including Covenant House Toronto and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada for over a decade.


  • Called to the Manitoba Bar, 2019
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2014
  • Juris Doctor, University of Windsor, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts with an Honours Specialization in Political Science, University of Western Ontario, 2010

Updated April 2024