Josh Jantzi is a partner in the Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto offices of DLA’s Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations Group. ‎Josh has a highly regarded litigation and administrative law practice with a focus on environmental, energy regulatory, natural resource, Indigenous, ‎transportation, municipal, and constitutional matters, and he enjoys continued peer recognition for excellence in that regard in Lexpert, Legal 500 Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Josh has acted for energy and mining companies in precedent-setting cases in the ‎regulatory review and environmental impact assessment of resource development, ‎most notably before the Supreme Court of Canada in Chippewas of the Thames First ‎Nation v. Enbridge Pipelines Inc., 2017 SCC 41.

Josh was called to the bars of Ontario and Alberta in 2006 after serving as judicial law clerk to the Hon. Mr. Justice M.A. Kelen (Federal Court, Ottawa). Since then, Josh has presented cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, all levels of court in British Columbia and Alberta, the Federal Court and Federal Court ‎of Appeal, the Tax Court of Canada, Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, BC Environmental Appeal Board, ‎BC Utilities Commission, BC Agricultural Land Commission, Subdivision and Development Appeals ‎Boards (SDABs), and other municipal authorities. ‎He has also acted in proceedings before the Canada Energy Regulator, Environmental Protection Tribunal of Canada, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Natural ‎Resources Conservation Board, BC Environmental Assessment Office, and BC Oil and Gas Commission. ‎‎

Josh's environmental law practice includes acting in: investigations; impact assessment; land and water use; ‎management of contaminated sites and brownfield redevelopment; waste management and diversion; spills reporting and remediation; carbon pollution pricing and emissions credits; the lifecycle regulation of chemical substances; licensing, permitting, and product stewardship; protection of species at risk and cultural heritage; ‎transportation of dangerous goods, environmental risk in corporate transactions; prosecuting and defending against enforcement action; acting on behalf of regulators; administrative reviews and appeals before tribunals; and related civil litigation.

Josh's regulatory practice includes development, review and assessment of energy and natural resource projects including pipelines, upstream PNG production, LNG facilities, biogas and RNG facilities, hydro power plants, fracking operations and gas plants, wind farms, solar farms, marine terminals and shipping, water diversion works, open pit mines, forest product facilities, and waste management facilities.

Josh's Indigenous law practice includes challenges to government decisions grounded in the Crown's ‎duty to consult and accommodate regarding asserted and proven Treaty and Aboriginal rights and title, ‎in matters of treaties and land claim agreements, consultation protocols, impact and benefit ‎agreements, governance issues, and customary Indigenous laws.‎

‎Josh's municipal law practice includes land use planning, development permitting, property assessment, licence and expropriation matters, and drafting subordinate legislation. Josh presents proceedings before municipal councils, SDABs, municipal government boards, other local regulators, and before the Courts.

Josh's civil litigation and arbitration practice includes contract, tort and IP disputes spanning the energy, construction, aviation, telecommunications, infrastructure and PPP industry sectors. He maintains a significant practice litigating matters before the Federal Courts.

Josh has instructed the University of Calgary Faculty of Law full credit Aboriginal Law course for several years and serves as a guest instructor of the law school's North American Energy Law, Transportation Law, and Negotiation courses.

Josh is an officer of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)'s National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law section (Past Chair), and sits on the executive of the National Aboriginal Law and Administrative Law sections. He is an officer of the CBA Alberta Administrative law section (Treasurer) and Aboriginal Law section (Case Review). Josh represents the practicing bar on the Federal Courts Bench and Bar Liaison Committee.‎