Get to know to Jonathan Lang
Updated: Jan 30
Summit Legal Group is excited to introduce our newest member of the team, Jonathan Lang.
Born in southern Alberta, Jonathan has called Calgary home since childhood. Jonathan has always enjoyed being part of a close knit community and continues those traditions through volunteering and community building.
Jonathan commenced his post secondary education at the University of Calgary, where he played football with the University of Calgary Dinos. He continued his education in Hawaii, completing his Bachelor of Science and graduating Summa Cum Laude with honours. Jonathan's travels then took him to London and New York, where he completed his Juris Doctor. He returned home to Calgary to complete his articles, in the company of Mr. Green, at one of Canada’s most prestigious Alberta grown firms Bennett Jones LLP. Following articles Jonathan continued at large national firms, benefiting from expert training and management of elite files. Jonathan's extensive
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys travel, sports, the outdoors, and time with his family.
What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?
The main point is there would be no ice cream left because I would have eaten it all. I love ice cream and I’m slightly lactose intolerant … well more than slightly, but oh well I just go for it. I love ice cream sandwiches, DQ cakes, Oreo Blizzards, and my current favourite ice cream is probably whisky praline from Made by Marcus – or SuperStore’s Plenty of Pecan’s – the Pecan Pie one.
Are you a dog or a cat person?
Dog. I’m allergic to cats.
Why did you decide to become a Lawyer?
To make lots and lots of money of friends and help people. I was working for a developer and often met with lawyers in board meetings and was always impressed with their skillset and ability to think critically and quickly analyze a complex situation. Later, I found that they were full of sh!t it is often the questions that are the most important – not just knowing the right answers, but asking the right questions.
What is your favourite Lawyer joke?
What do you mean – we don’t tell jokes.
What's the difference between a vacuum cleaner and a lawyer on a motorcycle? The vacuum cleaner has the dirt bag on the inside.
What' the difference between a lawyer and a boxing referee? A boxing referee doesn't get paid more for a longer fight.
What's the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A bad lawyer makes your case drag on for years. A good lawyer makes it last even longer.
Funny quote that is misattributed/mistquoted
[Lawyers] occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill
He actually said MEN!! Which of course I researched to find the truth because I’m a lawyer!!
Which hockey team do you cheer for?
Calgary Flames of course.
If your life was a book, what would the title be?
Job – like from the Bible.
… until your better is your Best.
If you had a Saturday all to yourself, what would you do?
Depends on the weather. Probably surf. Anything with my family.
If you could have a Superpower, what would it be?
Flight. Or super strength. Definitely not heart – that guy on Captain Planet got screwed.
Where would you like to go on vacation next?
Bora Bora or Maldives.
What job would you be terrible at?
The ombudsman of political correctness.
If money wasn’t an issue what would you do with your life?
Help people better theirs.
What is your favourite TV Show?
Whatever makes my wife happy. Greys, even though I just want to watch Vikings.