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Joni Metherell*

Joni’s practice encompasses a range of civil litigation areas. She has extensive experience in wills, estate and trust litigation, labour and employment issues, and disputes related to real property.

She has conducted trials and appeals in all of the British Columbia Courts and has represented clients before various tribunals and mediations, including the BC Labour Relations Board, Employment Standards Tribunal, and Human Rights Tribunal.

She also has significant experience in litigating and resolving disputes with respect to wills, the administration of estates and trusts, and claims under the Wills Variation Act.

Joni completed her undergraduate studies at Carleton University in 1990 with a degree in Journalism and then obtained her Bachelor of Law degree from Dalhousie University in 1994. She joined Pushor Mitchell in 1994 as an articled student, was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1995, and became a partner in 2001.

Away from the office, Joni spends time with her family, including her husband Rick and their two young children, Jack and Tess. In her free time she enjoys gardening, cooking, and a good glass of wine at the end of the day.

*Providing services through a law corporation.

Practice Focus: 
Acting for plaintiffs and defendants in all types of commercial disputes.
Counsel for employers and employees for issues including discipline, wrongful dismissal and termination.
Estate probate and administration.
Estate disputes involving wills interpretation, the Wills Variation Act and the Trustee Act.
Education: 
LL.B – Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Journalism – Carleton University
Professional and Community Activities: 
Kelowna Bar Association, Member
Canadian Bar Association, Member
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Member and Past Director