100 years and growing.

Your future is our focus.

Ogilvie was built in 1920 on a tradition of building relationships and working alongside our clients, and that is still our philosophy an entire century later. We’re proud to celebrate over 100 years together with our specialized teams of lawyers who will work beside you and your business to ensure your issues are resolved.

Our proud beginning.

James Harwood Ogilvie, Q.C., left a mark on our great city that still lives on today. He began studying law at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1914. With the advent of World War I, Edmonton men enlisted by the thousands to serve their country, the young James Ogilvie among them. He returned home safely to complete his articles and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1920, and started Ogilvie soon after. In his many years providing legal and professional guidance to Edmontonians, he supported the communities around him and demonstrated the importance of building meaningful relationships with the people he helped.  The City of Edmonton recognized his significant contributions, including serving 16 years as a city alderman, by naming a residential subdivision “Ogilvie Ridge.”

Our team takes great pride in carrying forward Mr. Ogilvie’s legacy, fostering meaningful relationships with our clients, and supporting the businesses and communities that enrich the cities we serve.

Our community support.

James Ogilvie believed that if you were going to work in a community, you also had to work for your community.  We are committed to preserving this tradition of community support believing that corporate support is an investment in our community.   

On our 75th anniversary, the Ogilvie Fund was created by lawyers and staff of the firm and managed by the Edmonton Community Foundation.  Every year the Ogilvie Fund provides financial assistance to a variety of causes including organizations representing single mothers, underprivileged children and youth. The Ogilvie Fund is one of our avenues for giving back to the city we work in by providing assistance to the people who need it most.