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Construction Law


  • Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Arts
  • Juris Doctor, University of Victoria



  • Chairperson, Civil Litigation (Okanagan) Section of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Kelowna Bar Association

Rosie Jacobs

B.A., J.D.


Rosie is an associate practicing construction and civil litigation. Her practice focuses primarily on complex construction disputes, builders liens, and real estate development and municipal disputes.

Rosie has vast experience advising developers, contractors and landowners on navigating problems that arise before, during and after a construction project, including:
- Advising developers on contentious development permit or building permit applications with the local municipality;
- Assisting contractors and developers file or remove builders liens;
- Advising contractors and landowners on terminating building contracts; and
- Representing a variety of clients in claims for unpaid accounts, defects and deficiencies, and claims under new home warranty policies.

Rosie has appeared regularly in matters before the Provincial and Supreme Court of British Columbia. Clients benefit from Rosie’s practical, solution-oriented approach. Throughout the litigation process, she remains focused on finding the best outcome for her clients through either direct settlement, mediation or presenting the case to court.

Prior to practicing law, Rosie attended Dalhousie University in Halifax and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Commerce. She then went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria in 2015. Rosie has been a practicing member of the bar of British Columbia since 2016. She articled and practiced at a leading local government firm in Vancouver. In 2018, Rosie relocated to Kelowna and practiced at a commercial litigation boutique before joining Pihl Law Corporation in 2023.

Rosie is the Chair of the Civil Litigation (Okanagan) Section of the Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia. Any time Rosie has outside of the office is spent with her young daughter at the pool or the playground. Somehow, she also finds time to ski, paddle board, or defeat her friends at the latest board game she has added to her collection.


Subcontractor Tips and Tricks for CCA Contract Disputes

December 5, 2023

If you are a subcontractor and a problem arises during a project, it is frequently in your best interest to address the problem immediately. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to raise a dispute against the general contractor and will likely face additional hurdles and costs to resolve the contract dispute.…